Hon. Kathy Castor

Florida

United States Representative, 14th Congressional District

Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) is the chair of the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which unveiled its 500-plus-page Climate Crisis Action Plan over the summer to give Congress a roadmap for solving the climate crisis. Castor is a longtime national leader on protecting the environment and finding climate solutions. In 2019, she was the lead sponsor of the Climate Action Now Act (H.R. 9), the first major climate bill to pass the House of Representatives in a decade. She started her professional career enforcing environmental and growth management laws in Florida, helping protect the state’s coastline, wetlands and endangered species. A Democrat, Castor was first elected in 2006, when she became the first woman to represent the Tampa Bay area in Congress. 

Sessions With Hon. Kathy Castor

Friday, 5 March

  • 08:30am - 08:55am (CST) / 05/mar/2021 02:30 pm - 05/mar/2021 02:55 pm

    Plenary

    Leadership Dialogue with Hon. Kathy Castor

    Interview Innovation & Technology Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Transportation & Mobility Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    The bipartisan House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has published one of the most detailed action plans in the US Congress on mobilizing legislative action to redress climate change. Committee Chair Kathy Castor will highlight the opportunities and challenges moving forward. Issues on resilience were made mainstream with the Texas energy crisis. The Biden challenge of carbon free power by 2035 will also challenge the Congress on passing supporting legislation. Will the climate agenda be driven by regulation or legislation? Will Congress and the Administration align on priorities? Can sustainability against climate change garner bipartisan support?