Castor is the representative for Florida’s 14th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Castor is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
She was previously the representative for Florida’s 11th congressional district as a Democrat from 2007 to 2012.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Castor.
Castor is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Castor has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Apr 8, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kathy Castor sits on the following committees:
Castor was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1226 (116th): ACE Kids Act of 2019
- H.R. 6780 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7521 Paula Drive in Tampa, Florida, as the “Major Andreas O’Keeffe Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 3276 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2810 East Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa, Florida, as the “Reverend Abe Brown Post Office Building”.
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Castor sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Castor’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2388: To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require authorized committees ...
- H.R. 2299: To direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study and submit to ...
- H.Res. 258: Providing amounts for the expenses of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis ...
- H.R. 1874: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for additional ...
- H.R. 1875: To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the ...
- H.R. 1806: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for additional ...
- H.R. 1550: To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a public awareness ...
From Jan 2007 to Mar 2021, Castor missed 355 of 9,927 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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