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The daughter of prominent Florida Democrat Betty Castor, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., was first elected to Congress in 2006 and had put in terms on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. When U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., brought back the Select Committee on Climate Crisis, Castor took a major jump up the ladder as she was picked to lead it. Two and a half years later, Castor still wields the gavel on it.
Clay Phillips has been with Castor since she was first elected to Congress in 2006 as her chief of staff. He will remain with Castor as a senior counsel and will be a senior adviser as she plans to run again in 2022.
“Already, more than 3.2 million Americans are working in clean energy jobs. We can do more and make those quality, family-sustaining jobs that are accessible to everyone,” Castor said.
Castor burst onto the national stage last when U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., brought back the Select Committee on Climate Crisis and promptly named the Florida congresswoman to chair it.