Kathy Castor one of six Democrats calling on EPA IG to probe potential conflicts of interest with Scott Pruitt

Tampa Representative Kathy Castor is one of six Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee who reached out to the

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Florida Dems in Congress blast GOP health care plan after budget report

As expected, the scoring of the Republican health care plan in Congress affirmed many of Democrats’ biggest warnings, and, as

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After 27-hour committee hearing, Kathy Castor calls GOP House push to pass health care bill without CBO scoring ‘ unconscionable’

The House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the GOP health care repeal bill this afternoon, in a session that lasted

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Kathy Castor calls new GOP House health care plan ‘Robin Hood in reverse’

Congresswoman Kathy Castor has always been an unflagging champion of the Affordable Care Act, so you could have bet she would have

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Kathy Castor says Jeff Sessions should resign

Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor is joining the chorus of Democrats who are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign following published

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GOP proposed health reforms care would ’cause chaos,’ Kathy Castor says

Tampa Democratic Representative Kathy Castor says that a leaked GOP alternative plan for healthcare would have “dire consequences for families here in the state of Florida.”

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Kathy Castor says she preferred Obama policy on deporting the undocumented, but acknowledges ‘we’re a country of laws’

Perhaps acknowledging the sentiment among the American public, Tampa Congresswoman Kathy Castor had little to say Monday about the recent directives from the

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Moms Demand Action promise to be a presence in 2017 Florida Legislative Session

Late last week, a federal appeal court struck down an NRA-backed law that restricted doctors in Florida from talking to patients

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Kathy Castor calls some of President Trump’s actions ‘beneath the dignity of the office’

It’s less than a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, but Congresswoman Kathy Castor is not impressed so far, calling some of his actions and

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Charlie Crist may be likable, but how soon before he eyes a new gig?

One of Charlie Crist’s best traits is his likability. He can be a candle-in-the-wind on issues, depending on his audience.

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At heated town hall, Gus Bilirakis once again hears overwhelming sentiment to improve — not repeal — the Affordable Care Act

For the second consecutive Saturday, Tampa Bay U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis waded into a lion’s den of sorts, hosting a town hall meeting

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Charlie Crist names Gershom Faulkner as Outreach Director

Congressman Charlie Crist has hired Gershom Faulkner as Outreach Director, to serve as the St. Petersburg Democrat’s liaison throughout Florida’s

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Kathy Castor is right calling ‘extreme vetting’ order immoral, un-American

It might be easy to dismiss the harsh comments by U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor of Tampa regarding President Donald Trump’s

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Kathy Castor calls Donald Trump order on refugees ‘illegal, immoral and un-American’

Democrats across Florida are blasting President Donald Trump‘s executive order, which suspends for 120 days the entry of all refugees from certain Muslim countries to

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After leaving Charlie Crist for David Jolly, Vito Sheeley says “I’m still a Democrat”

Vito Sheeley says that despite his decision to now work for former Republican Congressman David Jolly, he remains a Democrat. In one of the more enigmatic personnel developments

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David Jolly hires Charlie Crist staffer Vito Sheeley as “senior advisor”

David Jolly says that he has not made a decision whether to run for his former congressional seat next year, but that’s the

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Dominic Calabro: Keeping cigars in the Cigar City

Politicians talk repeatedly about doing things to help create jobs. But, sometimes, doing nothing is the best option. We hope

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Charlie Crist looking forward to attending Donald Trump inauguration

There are now 24 Democratic members of Congress who say they won’t attend the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as America’s

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Florida Democratic congress members to hold last ditch rallies for ACA this Sunday

The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to vote on Friday toward scrapping the Affordable Care Act, two days after

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Kathy Castor says Rick Scott is spreading misleading and inaccurate information about the ACA

Tampa area Democratic Representative Kathy Castor is characterizing  a letter that Rick Scott recently sent to House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy regarding the Affordable Care Act as

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Val Demings, Florida members, lead moment in Congress to remember Orlando’s fallen officers

With a bipartisan gathering of other Florida congressional members, Orlando’s former police chief Val Demings, now a congresswoman from Orlando,

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.16.16- Friday follies

Good morning to you all on this, the last Friday MPR I’ll be filing in 2016…. Good news for those

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In Tampa, Bill Nelson calls Russia hack on DNC email server “closer to an act of war”

Florida Senator Bill Nelson on Thursday called the Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s email system an unprecedented outrage that

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By only 65 votes, Luis Viera defeats Jim Davison in Tampa District 7 run-off

By just 65 votes, Luis Viera defeated Jim Davison in the Tampa City Council District 7 special run-off election, taking 50.64 percent

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Joe Henderson: Donald Trump ‘saves’ Indiana jobs; Eric Newman asks ‘why not us?’

Eric Newman read news reports of the fight by incoming president Donald Trump to keep the Carrier air conditioning company

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Ralph Fernandez convinced Obama policy on Cuba a major factor in Florida going red

Did President Obama’s latest executive actions regarding Cuba policy in October incite hardline exiles to vote for Donald Trump in bigger numbers to help

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In Tampa, agreement that Fidel Castro was one of a kind

There was no harsher a critic of the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba than Ralph Fernandez. Yet the Tampa attorney who represented a

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.22.16 – The sad story of Chris Christie

There’s no doubt that Rudy Giuliani will get some meaty position in the upcoming Trump administration, because the dude was

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House approves Kathy Castor bill promoting concrete masonry, manufacturing jobs

The U.S. House passed a bill sponsored by Democratic Florida Rep. Kathy Castor Wednesday that would boost construction jobs and

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Veterans group backs Christine Quinn over Kathy Castor in CD 14 race

Christine Quinn, the Republican running against Democratic incumbent Kathy Castor in Florida’s 14th Congressional District next week, has received an endorsement from

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