Tag: select committee on the climate crisis

Kathy Castor Looks Back on 2020 Accomplishments

The congresswoman’s office noted Castor “worked to deliver $1.4 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 Program (PPP) loans for Tampa businesses.”

Kathy Castor Keeps the Gavel on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

Pelosi brought the select committee back when Democrats took over the U.S. House two years ago and named Castor to lead it. According to its website, the select committee “is charged with delivering ambitious climate policy recommendations to Congress, in order to achieve substantial and permanent reductions in pollution and other activities that contribute to the climate crisis.”

Nancy Pelosi Taps Kathy Castor to Lead Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

First elected to Congress in 2006, Castor is 52 and one of the top Democrats on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee which oversees health policy among other things.