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. – 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), 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) 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 »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the second wave of approximately $1 billion in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to start new cleanup projects at 22 Superfund sites and expedite over 100 other ongoing cleanups across the country. On Friday, Rep. Castor joined EPA Administrator Michael Regan and U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA)… Read more »
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 »