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Rep. Castor Opposes GOP Extreme Un-American Child Deportation Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) voted no on the Republican-led H.R. 2, the “Child Deportation Act.” The legislation does little to fix America’s broken immigration laws and fails to provide a legal pathway to Dreamers who have been in limbo for too long. The bill would subject unaccompanied children to some of the harshest detention…

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

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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

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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…

American Dream Awards

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Denise Birungi Evans - Denise has spent the past decade working to help make Hillsborough County a drug-free community. Born and raised in Uganda as the youngest of 11, she took her education seriously as a sibling who had an opportunity to attend boarding school. Soon after completing her degree in accounting, she moved with her husband to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Her higher…

Rep. Castor Announces $1.4M to Tampa Residents through 2020 Constituent Services, $1.5B Secured in Federal Grants, $2.7B in PPP Assistance

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) announced today her office worked to deliver nearly $1.6 million to veterans, seniors, small businesses and families in 2020; almost $1.5 billion in federal grants to create jobs, invest in education and infrastructure, mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and support the important work of local partners; and $2.7 billion in Paycheck Protection…

Trump Policy Exacts Harsh Toll on Entrepreneurs in Cuba and the Freedom of Americans to Travel

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Today’s announcement does nothing to hurt the Cuban government, rather Cuban entrepreneurs, American businesses and the American public will be the ones to suffer. Americans should be able to travel freely and remain our best ambassadors to promote democracy and human rights.

U.S. Rep. Castor Votes to Honor our Nation’s Values and Pass American Dream and Promise Act

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Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) continued her work championing neighbors who seek the American Dream through passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, in the U.S. House. U.S. Rep. Castor is an original cosponsor of the legislation that offers a tough but fair pathway to citizenship for neighbors who meet the standards of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) – up to 2.5 million immigrants, many who know no other country but the United States.

American Dream Awards honors Tampa Bay immigrants

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) awarded six local individuals with the “American Dream Award” last night in a public ceremony in Town ‘n Country. The awardees each were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments after immigrating to America and Tampa. They have excelled in the areas of business, innovation, law, education and health care, and have made remarkable contributions to our community.

U.S. Rep. Castor Decries Republican Abdication of Oversight, Demands a Hearing on Family Separation

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) today called for an immediate oversight hearing on family reunification of thousands of children currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a result of the Trump “zero tolerance” family separation policy during the Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee markup. All Republicans on the subcommittee opposed a Democratic amendment for an oversight hearing with HHS officials and children’s health experts, and in doing so abdicated their vital oversight responsibilities. Strikingly, Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee have ignored numerous calls for HHS oversight hearings in the midst of the humanitarian crisis.