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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Announces Historic Federal Emergency Aid Delivered to Tampa Bay Families and Businesses in 2021

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today a breakdown of federal investments and assistance delivered to the Tampa Bay community: $2.9 billion in Covid19 grants to support small businesses and nonprofits, including $2.7 billion in Paycheck Protection small business loans, $74.6 million in Restaurant Revitalization Fund awards and $46.8 million in Shuttered Venue Operators Grant; A record $1.9 ...

Rep. Castor Touts Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Announces $2.5B in New Funding for Roads and Bridges Headed to Florida, First Round of Highway Funding Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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On Wednesday, Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) updated Tampa Bay area residents on the details of projects and resources made available through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act during an infrastructure telephone town hall. She also listened to constituent priorities and hosted experts to answer questions on the law. Castor was joined by Emily Feenstra, Managing Director of Government ...

Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of Continuing Resolution

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“Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation to fund the government following months of Senate Republican obstruction and inaction. CRs are no way to govern, but today’s vote was necessary to avoid a needless government shutdown – caused by Congressional Republicans - that would harm Floridians and our ongoing economic recovery from Covid19 as Americans return to work in higher numbers ...

Rep. Castor Announces $18M Infrastructure Grant for Tampa Heights

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced a major new infrastructure investment in the heart of Tampa. The Florida Department of Transportation received an $18M FY21 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grant from the Biden Administration for the Tampa Heights Mobility Corridor. This funding will assist the City of Tampa in its “complete streets” initiative...

Rep. Castor Votes To Pass Transformational Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14), Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, released the following statement as the House of Representatives voted to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “With today’s vote, the House of Representatives has delivered a historic investment in America’s infrastructure,” said Rep. Castor. “Our Tampa Bay neighbors deserve modern and safe ...

Rep. Castor: New Report on Child Tax Credit for Tampa Bay families Shows $172.6M Delivered in October

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released a new report from the Joint Economic Committee today on the impact of the new tax cut for most families with children, showing a total of $172.6 million in payments went into the pockets of hardworking families in the region. Across Florida, 2,283,000 monthly tax cuts went to families in October for a total of $938.6M. The average payment per household was $4...

Rep. Castor Statement on President Biden’s Historic Build Back Better Framework

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“The Build Back Better Act will put our nation and our neighbors on a stronger, more prosperous path as we recover and rebuild from the Covid19 pandemic. As we Build Back Better, we will lift all of our neighbors by investing in families, our children, and our environment to lower costs for consumers, create family-sustaining jobs and grow our economy. This means providing universal, free preschoo...

Rep. Castor, FL Dems to Gov. DeSantis: Expedite Distribution of Federal K-12 Emergency Funding to School Districts

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) led Florida Congressional Democrats in urging Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to expeditiously distribute the $4.7 billion in federal COVID-19 aid to K-12 schools that they have had since March. The state has finally submitted its application for the remainder of American Rescue Plan ESSER, some $2.5 billion in funding today, t...

Rep. Castor Statement on U.S. Dept. of Labor Finding Gopher Resource ‘Willfully Exposed Workers to Unsafe Environment’

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released citations against Gopher Resource LLC with a willful violation – the highest violation possible - for exposing workers to serious workplace hazards. OSHA has proposed $319K in penalties to address violations. “Today’s damning OSHA report an...