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Kathy Castor

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  • Scott to name ex-Army colonel as chief of staff

     
    By Tonya Alanez, (Fort Lauderdale) Sun Sentinel Gov.-elect Rick Scott’s chief of staff will be Mike Prendergast, a retired U.S. Army colonel and most recently a defeated Republican candidate for Congress in the Tampa Bay area, members of Scott’s...
  • Pelosi coming to Orlando on Monday

     
    WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is coming to Orlando on Monday to answer questions on what Democrats think of the Republican budget proposal and how it would affect Medicare, according to a brief release sent today. Odds are, the...
  • > Photos, Video: Pelosi & Co. slam House GOP on Medicare

     
    U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, joined by Florida congresswomen Rep. Corrine Brown and Rep. Kathy Castor, slammed the controversial overhaul of Medicare proposed by House Republicans, during a town hall meeting and press conference Monday, in...
  • Responses pour in over election bill

     
    Responses to the new election law from politicos across Florida are pouring in. Here are a few. FOR THE BILL Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami: “I applaud Governor Scott for signing HB1355 this afternoon. Under previous law, it was too easy...
  • Bennett drops congressional bid

     
    Less than a month after filing to run for Congress against U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, state Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, is dropping out of the race. Here's the statement sent out on his behalf: State Senator Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton) today...
  • Medicaid cuts would cost Florida half a billion, report says

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Republican-proposed cuts to Medicaid would deprive Florida of $566 million of health-care funds for the poor in fiscal year 2013 and lead to lost jobs, according to a report compiled by Families...
  • Cuba grants landing rights to flights from Tampa

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Central Florida passengers will be able to visit Cuba without going through Miami or Fort Lauderdale airports because of a decision announced on Wednesday providing landing rights for nonstop...
  • Florida Dems split on Colombia trade pact vote

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida members were divided – and for once not entirely along party lines – when the U.S. House approved the U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement on Wednesday. Two Florida Democrats...
  • Floridians join the call to go big

     
    Expectations are understandably low for Congress' “super committee” to reach agreement on its goal of producing a plan to reduce deficits by $1.5 trillion over the next decade. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
  • Partisan divisions split Florida congressional delegation

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The once-cohesive Florida congressional delegation is breaking apart. South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings on Thursday told fellow Democrats that Republicans have abandoned the bipartisan...
  • Which congressmembers spend the most running their office?

     
    Wondering which members of Congress spend the most of your money running their offices?  Well, USA Today recently crunched all the data  and found that, locally, Democrat Corrine Brown and Republican Cliff Stearns were the big spenders, while...