Castor Introduces Resolution to Recognize Need for DEI in Medical Field

Castor Introduces Resolution to Recognize Need for DEI in Medical Field

Jackson Bakich
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May 3, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) has introduced a resolution recognizing the relevance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the medical field, specifically medical education. The resolution was brought forward by Rep. Castor alongside Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), the co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus DEI Task Force. The legislation looks to “affirm the need for […]
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Castor Approves $95 Billion Aid Package to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan

Castor Approves $95 Billion Aid Package to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan

Jackson Bakich
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April 22, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) released a statement regarding the $95 billion defense package to aid American allies in Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, and the Indo-Pacific. $60.8 billion will go to Ukraine as they continue their fight against Russia. The Florida congresswoman took a jab at “MAGA Republicans” for holding up the aid from reaching the aforementioned […]
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Castor Alleges DeSantis Broke Federal Law, Booted 22,000 Kids From Healthcare

Castor Alleges DeSantis Broke Federal Law, Booted 22,000 Kids From Healthcare

Jackson Bakich
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April 19, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) is calling out Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for allegedly disregarding federal law concerning Florida’s child health care program, “Kidcare.” Rep. Castor alleges that the State of Florida disenrolled over 22,000 children from the program. The Florida congresswoman called the program a “vital reform” that the Florida governor is rejecting. “Governor DeSantis […]
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Castor Introduces Legislation to Protect American Privacy Amidst FISA Bill Troubles

Castor Introduces Legislation to Protect American Privacy Amidst FISA Bill Troubles

Jackson Bakich
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April 11, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) has introduced two bills and endorsed another regarding American data and its privacy. The congresswoman announced these pieces of legislation a day before she voted against the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act's (FISA) Section 702 bill which was killed by 19 Republicans. The final tally was 228 votes against and 193 votes […]
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Castor on Florida's Recent Abortion Rulings: 'Congress Must Act'

Castor on Florida's Recent Abortion Rulings: 'Congress Must Act'

Jackson Bakich
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April 3, 2024
Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D-FL) and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a field hearing in Broward County following the Florida Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a six-week abortion ban in the Sunshine State. However, the State Supreme Court also gave the go-ahead for Amendment 4 to appear on the ballot, giving Florida residents […]
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Castor Announces Billions in Childcare Funding at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Castor Announces Billions in Childcare Funding at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Jackson Bakich
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March 29, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and made a major announcement at Hillsborough County’s Church Park Head Start Center, an early childhood education organization. The announcement includes over $20 billion for early childhood education and childcare programs stemming from the $1.2 government funding bill. Rep. Castor spoke on the importance of early education […]
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Castor Introduces Bill Looking to Curb Youth Mental Health Crisis

Castor Introduces Bill Looking to Curb Youth Mental Health Crisis

Jackson Bakich
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March 26, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation known as the Early Action and Responsiveness Lifts Youth (EARLY) Minds Act, a bill that looks to provide early intervention and prevention services to children and adults struggling with mental health challenges. According to Rep. Castor, statistics show that over 20% of youth report “serious contemplation of suicide” […]
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Castor Rails Against Republicans' Refusal to Support Energy-Efficient Standards

Castor Rails Against Republicans' Refusal to Support Energy-Efficient Standards

Jackson Bakich
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March 22, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) blamed Republicans for “ripping into your wallets” as they allegedly do not support standards for energy-efficient appliances, standards that she supports. During a committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Rep. Castor argued that energy-efficient appliances have been “widely popular.” Once again, the @HouseGOP is ripping into your wallets. My neighbors want lower […]
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Castor Introduces Bill to Advance Grid-Enhancing Technologies

Castor Introduces Bill to Advance Grid-Enhancing Technologies

Jackson Bakich
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March 15, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) with some of her Democratic colleagues from both chambers introduced the Advancing Grid-Enhancing Technologies (GETs) Act, a bill looking to boost investments in grid-enhancing technologies (GETs) – a type of transmission technology that “expands the capacity of existing transmission infrastructure.” U.S. legislators including Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Scott Peters (D-CA) […]
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Castor Calls On Speaker Johnson to Renegotiate Border Deal

Castor Calls On Speaker Johnson to Renegotiate Border Deal

Jackson Bakich
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February 8, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) released a statement following Congress’s inability to agree on the border security deal crafted in the U.S. Senate. According to CNN, the proposal would’ve allowed an influx of illegal immigrants into the country through the southern border but provided $20.23 billion for “operational needs and capabilities” and resources for the newly […]
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Castor Supports U.S. Women's Soccer Bid to Host World Cup

Castor Supports U.S. Women's Soccer Bid to Host World Cup

Jackson Bakich
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January 21, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) – a Co-Chair of the Congressional Soccer Caucus – has announced that they will support the United States Soccer Federation’s bid to jointly host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup alongside Mexico. The co-chairs, including Rep. Castor, provided a resolution commending the bid. It is a bipartisan, bicameral effort. "Women's soccer […]
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Castor Sends Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Urging DOE Authority

Castor Sends Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Urging DOE Authority

Jackson Bakich
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January 12, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) has sent a letter alongside nearly 50 of her colleagues to demand that congressional appropriations leadership reject appropriations provisions that would “gut new energy efficiency standards.” The letter, sent to both House and Senate Appropriations leaders, calls for an agenda that retains the power of the Department of Energy (DOE) as […]
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Castor Welcomes 20 New Electric School Buses to Hillsborough County

Castor Welcomes 20 New Electric School Buses to Hillsborough County

Jackson Bakich
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January 10, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) has announced that Hillsborough County Public Schools are receiving a $7.9 million grant for 20 new electric buses awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The EPA has instituted its Clean School Bus Program which has granted almost $1 billion in funds toward environmentally cleaner forms […]
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Castor Announces Her Office Secured $1 Billion in Federal Grants for Tampa Bay

Castor Announces Her Office Secured $1 Billion in Federal Grants for Tampa Bay

Jackson Bakich
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December 27, 2023
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) announced that she and her team secured over $1 billion in federal grants for the Tampa Bay area in 2023. This includes over $10 million in “aid, benefits and refunds to veterans, seniors, small businesses, and families.” The $1 billion was acquired through a total of 207 federal grants. “The Tampa […]
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Castor Calls DeSantis 'The Grinch' After Turning Down $320 Million Infrastructure Grant

Castor Calls DeSantis 'The Grinch' After Turning Down $320 Million Infrastructure Grant

Jackson Bakich
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December 23, 2023
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) is referring to Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) as a “grinch” this Christmas after he rejected the $320 million federal grant for transportation infrastructure. The rationale for the decision was based on the notion that the grant was “politicized” to address climate change, according to Business Insider. The grant would’ve been facilitated […]
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Castor Calls on Congressional Appropriators to Repudiate Republican-Led Abortion Restrictions

Castor Calls on Congressional Appropriators to Repudiate Republican-Led Abortion Restrictions

Jackson Bakich
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December 21, 2023
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) led 50 House Democrats in calling for lower and upper chamber appropriators to repudiate the House Republicans’ medical training policy rider. The rider resides in the Fiscal Year 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that will “worsen maternal health outcomes” according to Rep. Castor’s press […]
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Florida Lawmakers Provide Rationale for Support of NDAA 24

Florida Lawmakers Provide Rationale for Support of NDAA 24

Jackson Bakich
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December 18, 2023
Despite a vocal minority showcasing their displeasure with the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), some Florida lawmakers shared their support for the legislation and its benefits for service members. For instance, Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) was pleased that those in the military would be receiving a raise […]
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Castor Left Optimistic After Global Climate Summit

Castor Left Optimistic After Global Climate Summit

Jackson Bakich
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December 12, 2023
As the former Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) has released a statement after the conclusion of the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28). The Florida congresswoman was optimistic following efforts from the Biden administration and America’s global partners to push for cleaner, green energy. “It is crucial that […]
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