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Rep. Castor Announces Selection of Community Priority Projects Including Skills Training for Good-Paying Jobs, Boosting Medical Research, and Lower Cost Clean Energy

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced her support for 15 community priority projects for consideration by the House Appropriations Committee in the upcoming fiscal year (FY23) budget. Rep. Castor is advocating for 15 Tampa Bay area projects based upon community support and pressing local needs – from skilled trades training to cancer screenings to initiatives to cut costs for neighbors an...

Rep. Castor Announces $300K Federal Grant to Grow Solar Jobs as fate of Florida’s Anti-Solar bill awaits Gov. DeSantis

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced a $300K community priority grant for the Urban League of Hillsborough County’s Hands Up Program to support workforce training and paid apprenticeship programs, including in solar installation. This announcement comes as the anti-solar bill that passed the Florida Legislature awaits its fate before Gov. DeSantis. The anti-solar bill would make it more ...

Rep. Castor Votes for New Aid for Tampa Restaurants and Small Businesses Previously Left Out

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to secure urgently needed relief for small businesses in the Tampa Bay area. The Relief for Restaurants & Other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act will deliver $55 billion to replenish funding for Florida restaurants and establish a new program supporting other small businesses impacted by the pandemic. To date, Castor has secured historic support for small bu...

Rep. Castor Hails House Passage of Appropriations Package

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Today, Rep. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to pass vital federal funding that invests in the people and priorities of the Tampa Bay area and sends urgent humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine. “This bipartisan bill lowers costs for our neighbors and invests in good-paying jobs here in Tampa and across the country,” said Rep. Castor. “The important community projects included address some o...

DOT HARTs Tampa on Valentine’s Day

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that the Department of Transportation will award the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) $4,863,280 through the FY 2021 Passenger Ferry Grant Program. “What a fitting love note from the Biden Administration to our Tampa community on Valentine’s Day – this grant will allow HART to significantly reduce operational costs while expanding t...

Rep. Castor: America COMPETES Act Passes the House

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act of 2022 out of the House today to accelerate U.S. production of critical semiconductor chips, strengthen supply chains to make more goods in America, turbocharge our research capacity, and advance our global competitiveness with strong lab...

Rep. Castor Announces New Roadmap for Tampa Bay Citizens and Community Leaders under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) joined President Joe Biden in announcing the ‘Building a Better America’ Guidebook to aid Tampa Bay area citizens and community leaders in applications for competitive grants under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This Guidebook highlights how our local community can take full advantage of urgently-needed infrastructure funding for road maintenance, ...

Key to Lower Electric Bills for Floridians: Keep and Expand Low Cost Solar Power in the Sunshine State

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor urged Florida legislators not to raise costs on Florida families and business through legislation that would make it harder for homeowners and small businesses to install rooftop solar. Solar power is a cost-saver for Floridians and generates almost $3.2 billion in household income across the “Sunshine State." State legislators should not be in the business of harming...

After Horrendous Year of Pollution and Sea Grass Loss in Tampa Bay, Rep. Castor and Hillsborough Commissioner Mariella Smith Announce Plans to Protect, Improve Water Quality of Tampa Bay

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) and Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith announced plans to protect and improve water quality in Tampa Bay. Castor also wrote Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson and State House Speaker Chris Sprowls urging them to partner with local leaders with the resources provided by Congress in the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as the Stat...