Skip to Content

Military

Rep. Castor Votes to Send FY24 NDAA to Conference

| Posted in Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the below statement after voting to send the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to a bipartisan conference between members of the U.S. House and Senate: “After MAGA Republicans in the House politicized this year’s NDAA by adding extreme policy riders that hamper our national security and harm our service…

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor Votes NO on Extreme MAGA GOP FY24 NDAA

| Posted in Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement on the House Republicans’ partisan and extreme Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “MAGA Republicans in Congress have taken their radical abortion ban politics and climate change denial to the extreme by turning an important national security bill into a vehicle for their…

Rep. Castor: “Record-Setting” 2022 for Tampa Bay as Congressional Office Delivers $10M to Veterans and Neighbors + Secures $2.3B in Grant $!

| Posted in Press Release

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…

Rep. Castor: Year-End Federal Appropriations Package Provides Holiday Cheer for Families, Veterans and Tampa Bay Area Neighbors That Will Last Through the Year

| Posted in Press Release

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…

U.S. Rep. Castor announces her 2022 nominations to U.S. military academies

| Posted in Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced that 21 students representing more than ten local high schools received nominations for admission into our nation’s military academies: Air Force (USAFA), Navy (USNA), Army (USMA) and Merchant Marine (USMMA). “These talented student leaders are critical to the future of America. Their commitment to serving our country will make our patriotic…

Rep. Castor Honors the Work and Devotion of Veterans and Neighbors

| Posted in Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) is honoring the service and commitment of Tampa Bay’s veterans, including two Tampa-based staff members. Earlier this year, Castor welcomed Sean Saintil, a Florida native, as a Green & Gold Congressional Aide Program Fellow where he serves as a Constituent Services & Field Representative for the office. Saintil served for six years as a U.S.…

Rep. Castor Supports Defense Package to Boost Military Pay, Increase Access to Affordable Housing for Tampa Service Members

| Posted in Press Release

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the following statement upon the House’s 329-101 passage of the bipartisan FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “This year, the American people have witnessed our service members’ bravery and commitment to serving and defending our nation and its values in the aftermath of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine and the growing…

Rep. Castor Hails House Passage of Appropriations Package

| Posted in Press Release

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…

Rep. Castor Statement on House Passage of Bill to Address Burn Pits and Connect 3.5M Toxic-Exposed Veterans with VA Health Care

| Posted in Press Release

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) released the below statement after H.R. 3967 – the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 or Honoring our PACT Act, passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 256-174. This legislation will finally treat toxic exposure as a cost of war by addressing the full range of issues impacting toxic-exposed veterans…

Rep. Castor Supports House Bills to Lower Costs and Increase Tampa Veterans’ Access to Education, Health Care

| Posted in Press Release

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) is taking action to lower costs and improve the lives of Tampa area veterans through support for H.R. 1836, the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act and H.R. 4673, the Ensuring Veterans' Smooth Transition (EVEST) Act. Both bills passed the House with bipartisan support. “The State of Florida is rich with veterans, including the Tampa Bay area which is home…