US REPRESENTATIVE KATHY CASTOR (D) FL. DISTRICT 11 URGES PASSING OF THE JOBS ACT

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US Rep. Kathy Castor

On October 11, 2011, US Representative Kathy Castor express her support for legislation that will benefit community schools through much needed funding.  In the statement, Castor called for “immediate action on jobs legislation” that would provide economic opportunities for small business contractors and construction workers in Florida.

Castor made the statement while visiting Chiaramonte Elementary School in South Tampa, which is undergoing a $9 million renovation this year. Using the school as an example, Castor pointed out the fact that Florida student would benefits from structural and technological improvements resulting from such legislation.

In her statement, Castor urged GOP Leaders in the US House of Representatives to support the American Jobs Act – proposing to “invest $25 billion in school infrastructure that will upgrade about 35,000 public schools nationwide. Florida is estimated to receive about $1.3 billion to support about 17,000 jobs. Hillsborough County would receive approximately $123 million. There are 16 schools on Hillsborough County’s ‘unfunded renovations’ list, including Roosevelt Elementary, Wilson Middle, Progress Village Middle and Forest Hills Elementary. If all the schools on the list underwent the renovations they needed, the cost would be about $120 million.”

http://castor.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=263791

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