Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted no on the Republican-led H.R. 21, the Strategic Production Response Act better known as the “GOP’s Big Oil Giveaway.” The legislation would significantly weaken a critical energy security tool, resulting in more oil supply shortages and higher gas prices for Americans. Castor’s amendment to permanently ban oil drilling off of Florida’s coast… Read more »
Tomorrow, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) will cut the ribbon on the new James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital bed tower with Tampa Bay veterans and leaders after a decade of advocacy. The state-of-the-art hospital is a significant upgrade to medical care and amenities for Tampa Bay’s large veteran population.
Tampa’s James A. Haley Veterans Hospital is one of the busiest veterans’… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement after voting on the GOP’s “wealthy-first, working class-last” bill, H.R. 23:
“Americans deserve a government that works for them without unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles or costly red tape. Yet the GOP’s first bill would cause longer lines and wait times for tax return and refund processing. The IRS needs new… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today that her team worked to deliver over $10 million in aid, benefits and refunds to veterans, seniors, small businesses and families in 2022, including over $4.8 million to veterans and service members; over $2.3 billion in federal grants to create jobs, lower costs, invest in our schools and infrastructure, help our community recover from the… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act just in time for the holidays to help families, veterans, small business owners, and students now and into 2023. The “omnibus” also includes vital aid to Floridians devastated by the costliest hurricane season through emergency supplemental funding to respond to the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Ian… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced 15 community priority projects in the year-end FY22 funding package that is slated to be voted this week, for a total of $27,699,164 directly to the Tampa Bay area – from cost-saving energy efficiency upgrades for Feeding Tampa Bay’s new facility to expansion of The Skills Center youth empowerment center in East Tampa to a first-of-its kind… Read more »
Today, U.S. Representatives Kathy Castor (FL-14), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Lois Frankel (FL-21), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), Frederica Wilson (FL-24), Val Demings (FL-10), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and Darren Soto (FL-09) released a joint statement highlighting the inclusion of critical disaster relief supplemental funding in the year-end government appropriations package… Read more »
“Senate Democrats just delivered a historic investment that will lower costs, create good-paying jobs, and empower us to address the climate emergency. We are on the cusp of taking historic action to lower drug costs for Floridians, taking on Big Pharma’s egregious price gouging and instituting an out-of-pocket cap for seniors. We’re also delivering the largest climate and clean energy… Read more »
Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) voted for historic, bipartisan legislation to strengthen the financial future of Florida families, boost America’s research advantage and safeguard our economic and national security for generations to come. The CHIPS and Science Act will deliver a powerful investment in America’s global competitiveness – creating jobs, slashing kitchen table… Read more »
Today, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor (FL14) voted to invest local economic drivers and to lower costs for Tampa area families with a package of six appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2023. This package will increase funding for affordable housing initiatives, create good-paying local jobs and support veterans.
“My top priorities for Tampa Bay area families are lowering… Read more »