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Castor, Casten, Vargas Lead 77 House Democrats to Urge SEC to Finalize Strong and Durable Climate Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14), Sean Casten (IL-06) and Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-52) lead 77 of their colleagues in a letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler urging the SEC to quickly finalize a strong and durable climate disclosure rule. “Enhanced climate-related disclosure is the direction of travel for capital markets around the world,” the lawmakers wrote in…

House Passes Rep. Castor’s Legislation to Bring Transparency to Air Traffic Control Tower Replacements

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) celebrated House passage of her legislation to bring transparency to the process by which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) selects air traffic control towers (ATCT) for replacement. The bipartisan Air Traffic Control Tower Replacement Process Report Act (H.R. 3218) was passed as part of a legislative package to reauthorize…

Castor Welcomes Rep. Quigley to FL-14

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TAMPA, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) welcomed Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05), lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies which determines federal spending for housing and transportation initiatives nationwide. The Representatives were joined by Jerome Ryans, President and CEO of the Tampa Housing…

Rep. Kathy Castor Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

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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…

Rep. Castor Votes to Protect Lower-Cost Clean Energy for Floridians

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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…

Ahead of Earth Day, Rep. Castor Introduces Package of 3 Clean Energy Bills

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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…

Reps. Castor, Buchanan Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Gulf of Mexico and Florida’s Coasts Through Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling

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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…

ICYMI: Rep Castor & Biden-Harris Administration Announce $5M for North Tampa Superfund Site, Additional $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funds to Start New Cleanup Projects and Expedite On-going Cleanup Work

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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)…

Rep. Castor: GOP Big Oil Giveaway Bill is Bad for Consumers and Bad for Florida

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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…

Rep. Castor Celebrates Decade-Long Journey to Cut Ribbon on State-of-the-Art Haley VA Hospital Bed Tower

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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’…