Today, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) and U.S. Senator Reverend Warnock (D-GA) introduced the ASSIST Act, legislation to hire and retain more mental health and substance use disorder care professionals in K-12 schools and institutions of higher education
The announcement comes on the final day of Mental Health Awareness Month, a month designated to fighting… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) voted yes on a bipartisan budget agreement that, among many things, will raise the debt ceiling, protect critical initiatives millions of Americans rely on and avert a catastrophic default.
“Extremist Republicans in Congress never should have risked the American economy, jobs and retirement accounts to press their partisan budget… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s actions to safeguard children’s privacy, health and safety from online harms.
“The staggering statistics detailing the poor state of children’s mental health require significant action in Congress, including my Kids PRIVACY Act and an age-appropriate design code to… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) voted no on a Republican-led effort to raise energy costs and harm lower-cost solar energy in the U.S. H.J.Res. 39 would immediately reimpose costly tariffs on solar products, slow the United States’ transition to clean energy, and eliminate thousands of American jobs. The Biden-Harris Administration suspended… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) reintroduced her Protecting the Information of our Vulnerable Adolescents, Children and Youth Act, or the Kids PRIVACY Act, which would update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act with safeguards to keep children and teenagers safe online and hold Big Tech companies who surveil and target children accountable. The bill includes strong… Read more »
Today, Rep. Kathy Castor and Biden-Harris NOAA leaders announced $78.7 million for projects across Florida to make communities and the economy more resilient to climate change, an important part of the “Investing in America” agenda. The Tampa Bay area is slated to receive two coastal resilience grants. Across Florida, 16 projects will create jobs and boost economic and environmental… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14), former chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, reintroduced a package of three clean energy bills to boost access to solar energy and help Americans power their homes with lower costing clean energy. As we celebrate Earth Day, Rep. Castor is working to connect families and businesses with the historic clean energy tax credits made… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced her support for 15 community projects for consideration by the House Appropriations Committee for FY24 appropriations funding.
“I am committed to lowering costs and boosting opportunities to grow jobs as we clean up Tampa Bay and tackle housing affordability. From coastal resilience research at USF St. Petersburg to converting the Pinellas… Read more »
Today, U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor (FL14), Gus Bilirakis (FL12) and Jamie Raskin (MD08) reintroduced the bipartisan Honest Elections and Campaign, No Gain Act (HEC NO), legislation requiring former lawmakers and others no longer seeking office to close their campaign accounts within two years, instead of living on as zombie campaigns.
“Members of Congress are elected to serve the public… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) reintroduced her bipartisan Florida Coastal Protection Act with Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL16) to make permanent the moratorium on oil drilling off Florida’s coast.
“We must do all we can to protect and improve the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and our oceans. In the Sunshine State, clean water and our beautiful beaches are central to our way of life and… Read more »