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Rep. Castle speaks with a member of the Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Task Force during a delegation announcement of a $300,000 grant funded by the Department of Defense. - Rep. Castle speaks with a member of the Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Task Force during a delegation announcement of a $300,000 grant funded by the Department of Defense. Rep. Castle speaks with a member of the Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Task Force during a delegation announcement of a $300,000 grant funded by the Department of Defense. - Rep. Castle speaks with a member of the Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Task Force during a delegation announcement of a $300,000 grant funded by the Department of Defense. Rep. Castle speaks with a member of the Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Task Force during a delegation announcement of a $300,000 grant funded by the Department of Defense. - Rep. Castle speaks with a member of the Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Task Force during a delegation announcement of a $300,000 grant funded by the Department of Defense. Rep. Castle speaks with a member of the Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Task Force during a delegation announcement of a $300,000 grant funded by the Department of Defense. - Rep. Castle speaks with a member of the Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Task Force during a delegation announcement of a $300,000 grant funded by the Department of Defense. Rep Castle participates in the Ribbon Cutting of Driftwood Cabinetry in Lewes. - Rep Castle participates in the Ribbon Cutting of Driftwood Cabinetry in Lewes. Rep. Castle listens during his Small Business Roundtable Discussion in Lewes. - Rep. Castle at his Small Business Roundtable Discussion in Lewes, Delaware. Pictured (Left to Right): Sharon Gray of the Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Rep. Castle, Nick Benz of Dogfish Head Brewery, and Ted Becker of Stewart-Becker Properties. Rep. Castle accepts the Randy Moody Award from Polytech Education Association President Mike Sampere and other National Education Association members for his work in education. - Rep. Castle accepts the Randy Moody Award from Polytech Education Association President Mike Sampere and other National Education Association members for his work in education. Rep. Castle Delaware State Education Association member Mike Sampere. - Rep. Castle speaks at a Tuesday Group press conference outlining the caucus’s economic growth and job creation priorities, which include several legislative proposals authored by group members. - Rep. Castle speaks at a Tuesday Group press conference outlining the caucus’s economic growth and job creation priorities, which include several legislative proposals authored by group members. Rep. Castle visits with fairgoers who have found some shade under a tent at the Delaware State Fair. - Rep. Castle visits with fairgoers who have found some shade under a tent at the Delaware State Fair. Congressman Castle greets a volunteer at one of the many refreshment stands at the Delaware State Fair. - Congressman Castle greets a volunteer at one of the many refreshment stands at the Delaware State Fair. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined Rep. Castle and Sen. Tom Carper at the Delaware State Fair on Friday, July 23, to meet with 4-H and FFA students. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined Rep. Castle and Sen. Tom Carper at the Delaware State Fair on Friday, July 23, to meet with 4-H and FFA students. Rep. Castle speaks at a Press Conference to help release Green Scissors 2010, a report highlighting government programs and subsidies that are wasteful to taxpayers and harmful to our environment. - Rep. Castle speaks at a Press Conference to help release Green Scissors 2010, a report highlighting government programs and subsidies that are wasteful to taxpayers and harmful to our environment. Following the funding announcement, Congressman Castle joined with A.I. DuPont doctors and staff for a tour of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. - Following the funding announcement, Congressman Castle joined with A.I. DuPont doctors and staff for a tour of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Representative Castle (second from left), Senator Tom Carper (middle) and Senator Ted Kaufman (second from right) join with A.I. DuPont Hospital staff members following the press conference. - Representative Castle (second from left), Senator Tom Carper (middle) and Senator Ted Kaufman (second from right) join with A.I. DuPont Hospital staff members following the press conference. Congressman Castle speaks during a funding announcement press conference at A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital. The hospital received $350,000, all of which will go towards renovations of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (P.I.C.U.). - Congressman Castle speaks during a funding announcement press conference at A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital. The hospital received $350,000, all of which will go towards renovations of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (P.I.C.U.). Rep. Mike Castle with Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council Executive Director Rashmi Rangan and Board Chair Dom Pedante. - Rep. Mike Castle with Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council Executive Director Rashmi Rangan and Board Chair Dom Pedante. Rep. Castle at the Delaware Eye Institute in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. - Rep. Castle at the Delaware Eye Institute in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Rep. Mike Castle addresses the crowd gathered for the "Never Leave Your Kids Alone" press conference at A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital. - Rep. Mike Castle addresses the crowd gathered for the "Never Leave Your Kids Alone" press conference at A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital. Rep. Castle and Sean Elwell, RN, Vice Chair of Safe Kids Delaware State holding a thermometer showing the outside temperature following the press conference. A second thermometer inside the vehicle shows a significant temperature increase. - Rep. Castle and Sean Elwell, RN, Vice Chair of Safe Kids Delaware State holding a thermometer showing the outside temperature following the press conference. A second thermometer inside the vehicle shows a significant temperature increase. Rep. Castle speaks during a press conference at A.I DuPont Children's Hospital on the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. - Rep. Castle speaks during a press conference at A.I DuPont Children's Hospital on the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. Rep. Castle speaks at the opening of a new Dormitory on Dover Air Force Base. - Rep. Castle speaks at the opening of a new Dormitory on Dover Air Force Base. - Rep. Castle meets with 13 teachers from Delaware as part of their trip to Washington, D.C. The teachers are participating in the University of Delaware's Democracy Project's Summer Institute for Teachers, which aims to improve the teaching of civics in Delaware classrooms. - Rep. Castle meets with 13 teachers from Delaware as part of their trip to Washington, D.C. The teachers are participating in the University of Delaware's Democracy Project's Summer Institute for Teachers, which aims to improve the teaching of civics in Delaware classrooms. Rep. Castle speaks after receiving the 2010 Outstanding Public Service Award from the Council for Exceptional Children for his work on behalf of children and youth with disabilities. Also pictured is the Council for Exceptional Children's National Board President, Jacqueline Mault. - Rep. Castle speaks after receiving the 2010 Outstanding Public Service Award from the Council for Exceptional Children for his work on behalf of children and youth with disabilities. Also pictured is the Council for Exceptional Children's National Board President, Jacqueline Mault. Rep. Castle with some of Delaware’s U.S. Service Academy inductees. The students and their families were in DC for a reception in their honor hosted by Rep. Castle and Sens. Carper and Kaufman. - Rep. Castle with some of Delaware’s U.S. Service Academy inductees. The students and their families were in DC for a reception in their honor hosted by Rep. Castle and Sens. Carper and Kaufman. Rep. Castle speaks after a roundtable discussion on the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, which he is sponsoring to coordinate local and federal efforts for watershed-based conservation and restoration opportunities. - Rep. Castle speaks after a roundtable discussion on the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, which he is sponsoring to coordinate local and federal efforts for watershed-based conservation and restoration opportunities. Rep. Castle speaks after a roundtable discussion on the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, which he is sponsoring to coordinate local and federal efforts for watershed-based conservation and restoration opportunities. - Rep. Castle speaks after a roundtable discussion on the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, which he is sponsoring to coordinate local and federal efforts for watershed-based conservation and restoration opportunities. Rep. Castle speaks with representatives from Coastal Rentals and Hydraulics/McCarthy Stones at his third Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo in Georgetown, DE. - Rep. Castle speaks with representatives from Coastal Rentals and Hydraulics/McCarthy Stones at his third Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo in Georgetown, DE. Rep. Mike Castle speaks after receiving the 2010 Highway Safety Leader Award from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety for his work to provide safer roadway environments and improve teen driver safety. - Rep. Mike Castle speaks after receiving the 2010 Highway Safety Leader Award from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety for his work to provide safer roadway environments and improve teen driver safety. Rep. Castle receives the 2010 Highway Safety Leader Award from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety for his work to provide safer roadway environments and improve teen driver safety. - Rep. Castle receives the 2010 Highway Safety Leader Award from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety for his work to provide safer roadway environments and improve teen driver safety. Rep. Mike Castle with actress Robin Wright, who was on Capitol Hill to discuss the Youth PROMISE Act, which Rep. Castle is sponsoring with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA). - Rep. Mike Castle with actress Robin Wright, who was on Capitol Hill to discuss the Youth PROMISE Act, which Rep. Castle is sponsoring with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA). Rep. Castle with Reggie Capitan, who helped construct the Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial. - Rep. Castle with Reggie Capitan, who helped construct the Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial. Rep. Castle speaks at a Press Conference Announcing the DISCLOSE Act. - Rep. Castle speaks at a Press Conference Announcing the DISCLOSE Act. Rep. Mike Castle meets with New Castle County Police Detective Jeff Shriner and U.S. Marshal for Wilmington Bill David, who both played a pivotal role in finding and returning three children to their home in Delaware after they were kidnapped and taken to Nicaragua (Photo by: NCMEC/Bob Bird). - Rep. Mike Castle meets with New Castle County Police Detective Jeff Shriner and U.S. Marshal for Wilmington Bill David, who both played a pivotal role in finding and returning three children to their home in Delaware after they were kidnapped and taken to Nicaragua (Photo by: NCMEC/Bob Bird). - Rep. Mike Castle receives the 2010 Friend of the Outdoor Industry Award. Pictured are (L-R) Dan Templin, OIA Board, Rep. Castle, Mike Ratchford and Brian Murphy, WL Gore. Rep. Mike Castle with students in the Academy of Finance and Business at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington. - Rep. Mike Castle with students in the Academy of Finance and Business at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington. Rep. Castle with students from the Delaware College Preparatory Academy. - Rep. Castle with students from the Delaware College Preparatory Academy. Rep. Mike Castle receives the United States Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award from Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. - Rep. Mike Castle receives the United States Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award from Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. Congressman Mike Castle with (L to R) David Bakerian, Jim O' Neill, Tim Johnson, Ronnie Cohen and Matt Kane at Howard High School of Technology for a Press Conference promoting the importance of Financial Literacy - Congressman Mike Castle with (L to R) David Bakerian, President of the Delaware Bankers Association; Jim O' Neill, Director of the Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware; Tim Johnson, Howard High School of Technology Academy of Finance Instructor; Ronnie Cohen, Executive Director of the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute; Matt Kane, Howard High School of Technology Academy of Finance Instructor. Rep. Mike Castle participates in a panel discussion on financial reform for the US Institute Washington Forum. - Rep. Mike Castle participates in a panel discussion on financial reform for the US Institute Washington Forum with Norm Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Lucia Riddle, Vice President, Federal Government Relations, Principal Global Investors and JJ Johnson, Executive Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy Group, Fidelity Investments. Rep. Mike Castle meets with students from the Tatnall School in the Capitol Visitors Center. - Rep. Mike Castle meets with students from the Tatnall School in the Capitol Visitors Center. Rep. Mike Castle meets with Ghada Alabed, Jordan Wheatley and Dr. Malcolm D'Souza of Wesley College, to discuss their research poster, which is one of only 75 selected to take part in a national competition, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, in the U.S. Capitol. - Rep. Mike Castle meets with Ghada Alabed, Jordan Wheatley and Dr. Malcolm D'Souza of Wesley College, to discuss their research poster, which is one of only 75 selected to take part in a national competition, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, in the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Mike Castle is presented the Delaware Bioscience 2010 Government Official Award by former Governor Pete du Pont. (Picture by Eric Crossan) - Congressman Michael Castle at the Delaware Bioscience 2010 Annual Awards Gala receiving the 2010 Government Official Award for his support and advocacy of Delaware bioscience research and commercialization, and his outstanding contributions toward building and strengthening Delaware's bioscience community. Pictured is Congressman Mike Castle receiving the award from former Governor Pete du Pont. (Picture by Eric Crossan) Rep. Mike Castle with Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Manager, Michael Stroeh, at a press conference announcing the America the Beautiful Quarters Program at Delaware's Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. - Rep. Mike Castle with Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Manager, Michael Stroeh, at a press conference announcing the America the Beautiful Quarters Program at Delaware's Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Rep. Mike Castle meets with High School students from Delaware who are visiting Washington, DC as part of a National Youth Leadership Conference organized by the University of Delaware and Delaware State University's 4-H Club. - Rep. Mike Castle meets with High School students from Delaware who are visiting Washington, DC as part of a National Youth Leadership Conference organized by the University of Delaware and Delaware State University's 4-H Club. US Mint Director Ed Moy, Rep. Mike Castle, Documentary Filmmaker Dayton Duncan and United States Treasurer Rosie Rios discuss the new "America the Beautiful Quarter Program" at the unveiling of the first five coins in the series at the Newseum in Washington, DC. - US Mint Director Ed Moy, Rep. Mike Castle, Documentary Filmmaker Dayton Duncan and United States Treasurer Rosie Rios discuss the new "America the Beautiful Quarter Program" at the unveiling of the first five coins in the series at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Rep. Mike Castle meets with Blanche Olliviere and Angela Garland of Delaware's Branch 909 of the National Association of Postal Supervisors. Currently, Angela Garland is the President of Branch 909. - Rep. Mike Castle meets with Blanche Olliviere and Angela Garland of Delaware's Branch 909 of the National Association of Postal Supervisors. Currently, Angela Garland is the President of Branch 909. Rep. Mike Castle meets with Dr. Daniel Curry, Superintendent of Delaware's Lake Forest School District prior to a hearing examining “Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization: Addressing the Needs of Diverse Students." - Rep. Mike Castle meets with Dr. Daniel Curry, Superintendent of Delaware's Lake Forest School District prior to a hearing examining “Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization: Addressing the Needs of Diverse Students." Dr. Curry was one of six witnesses before the Education and Labor Committee's Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education on Thursday, March 18th. Rep. Mike Castle meets wtih Herschel Walker to discuss the issues related to childhood nutrition and obesity. - Rep. Mike Castle meets wtih NFL Hall of Famer Herschel Walker to discuss the issues related to childhood nutrition and obesity. Congress Header - Rep. Castle speaks at a press conference at the Wilmington Train Station to announce his efforts to codify the Northeast Corridor as a "High-Speed Rail Corridor." - Rep. Castle speaks at a press conference at the Wilmington Train Station to announce his efforts to codify the Northeast Corridor as a "High-Speed Rail Corridor." Rep. Mike Castle speaks with particpants at Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo that he held at Delaware State University's Dover Campus. - Rep. Mike Castle speaks with particpants at Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo that he held at Delaware State University's Dover Campus. At Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo, a participant receives free resume advice. - At Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo, a participant receives free resume advice. Rep. Mike Castle and Delaware State University President Dr. Harry L. Williams. - Rep. Mike Castle and Delaware State University President Dr. Harry L. Williams. Rep. Mike Castle Speaks at Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo at Delaware State University in Dover. - Rep. Mike Castle Speaks at Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo at Delaware State University in Dover. Rep. Mike Castle Speaks at Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo at Delaware State University in Dover. - Rep. Mike Castle Speaks at Delaware Works! Career, Skills, and Networking Expo at Delaware State University in Dover. Rep. Mike Castle reads to students at Bunker Hill Elementary School in Middletown while participating in their observance of "I Love to Read" Month. - Rep. Mike Castle reads to students at Bunker Hill Elementary School in Middletown while participating in their observance of "I Love to Read" Month. Rep. Mike Castle reads to students at Bunker Hill Elementary School in Middletown while participating in their observance of "I Love to Read" Month. - Rep. Mike Castle reads to students at Bunker Hill Elementary School in Middletown while participating in their observance of "I Love to Read" Month. Rep. Mike Castle meets a Safety Bunker Hill Elementary School in Middletown. - Rep. Mike Castle meets a Safety Bunker Hill Elementary School in Middletown. - Rep. Castle inspects some materials at the Precision AirConvey Corporation's Test Center in Newark, DE. - Rep. Castle inspects some materials at the Precision AirConvey Corporation's Test Center in Newark, DE. - - - Rep. Mike Castle in a motorcade driving through Afghanistan - Rep. Mike Castle in a motorcade driving through Afghanistan. Rep. Mike Castle and the rest of the Congressional Delegation are briefed by US Amabassador to Afghanistan Anne Patterson aboard a flight inside that country. - Rep. Mike Castle and the rest of the Congressional Delegation are briefed by US Amabassador to Afghanistan Anne Patterson aboard a flight inside that country. Rep. Mike Castle with Soldiers from Delaware that he met on his return trip from Afghanistan in the UK. - Rep. Mike Castle with Soldiers from Delaware that he met on his return trip from Afghanistan in the UK. Rep. Mike Castle and Sens. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Mike Crapo (ID), Mitch McConnell and Roger Wicker (MS) are joined by their military escorts. - Rep. Mike Castle and Sens. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Mike Crapo (ID), Mitch McConnell and Roger Wicker (MS) are joined by their military escorts. Rep. Mike Castle eats breakfast with Delaware Soldiers in the the UK on his return trip to the United States. - Rep. Mike Castle eats breakfast with Delaware Soldiers in the the UK on his return trip to the United States. The Congressional Delegation at Camp Zimmerman in Afghanistan - The Congressional Delegation at Camp Zimmerman in Afghanistan. Rep. Mike Castle speaks with a member of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan - Rep. Mike Castle speaks with a member of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. Rep. Mike Castle speaks with members of the US Navy working at the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan - Rep. Mike Castle speaks with members of the US Navy working at the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan. Rep. Mike Castle speaks with a member of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan - Rep. Mike Castle speaks with a member of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. Rep. Mike Castle and the rest of the Congressional Delegation meet with Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan. - Rep. Mike Castle and the rest of the Congressional Delegation meet with Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan. Rep. Mike Castle and the rest of the Congressional Delegation listen to a soldier in Afghanistan - Rep. Mike Castle and the rest of the Congressional Delegation listen to a soldier in Afghanistan. Rep. Mike Castle speaks with members of the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan - Rep. Mike Castle speaks with members of the Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan. Rep. Mike Castle and the rest of the Congressional Delegation meet with Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan. - Rep. Mike Castle and the rest of the Congressional Delegation meet with Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan. Rep. Mike Castle meets with Sens. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Mitch McConnell (KY), General Stanley McChrystal, Sens. Mike Crapo (ID) and Roger Wicker (MS) to discuss US Strategy in Afghanistan. - Rep. Mike Castle addresses the Council for Higher Education Accreditation's 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Also pictured is Bill DeLauder, President Emeritus of Delaware State University. - Today, President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the administration's blueprint for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which can be found here. In the coming weeks and months, the House Committee on Education and Labor will hold hearings and markups to work from this blueprint to improve education throughout our nation. I have already begun working with my colleagues in the House and Senate from both parties to move forward and I would really appreciate your input. Additionally, I am the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education and will be working closely on this matter as much of the policy will fall under the jurisdiction of this subcommittee. The House Education and Labor Committee is accepting public comments until March 26. To submit your views please email eseacomments@mail.house.gov. Also, feel free to contact me directly by visiting http://www.castle.house.gov/Contact/. I look forward to your input, and as this important work continues, please check back for updates. Rep. Castle discusses financial aid opportunities with a participant at his annual Financial Aid Fair. - Rep. Castle discusses financial aid opportunities with a participant at his annual Financial Aid Fair. Rep. Castle and Sen. Tom Carper meet with members of Central Delaware's Habitat for Humanity - Rep. Castle and Sen. Tom Carper meet with members of Central Delaware's Habitat for Humanity. Rep. Castle addresses the Disabled American Veteran's Christmas Dinner in Camden, Delaware. - Rep. Castle addresses the Disabled American Veteran's Christmas Dinner in Camden, Delaware. Rep. Castle addresses a holiday gathering of the Disabled American Veteran's in Delaware - Rep. Castle meets with students from Delaware State University. - Rep. Castle meets with students from Delaware State University. Rep. Castle meets with Members of the the Delaware Credit Union League. - Rep. Castle meets with Members of the the Delaware Credit Union League. Reps. Mike Castle and Steven Rothman (NJ) listen as Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo Addresses Members from the Northeast Corridor About High-Speed Rail in the Region. - Reps. Mike Castle and Steven Rothman (NJ) listen as Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo Addresses Members from the Northeast Corridor about High-Speed Rail in the Region. Rep. Castle meets with students from the Charter School of Wilmington during their trip to the Capitol organized by the Rotary Club of Wilmington - Rep. Castle listens as Kevin Wilson, President of the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters Association, addresses the audience at the Holiday Safe Driving Forum - Rep. Castle joins local officials to view the University of Delaware's new fuel efficient hydrogen busses. - Rep. Castle joins local officials to view the University of Delaware's new fuel efficient hydrogen busses. - Rep Castle joins Margaret Rose Henry, Assistant Dean of Student Services at Delaware Technical and Community College's Wilmington Campus and a Delaware State Senator for a discussion on Improving Community College Student Success by Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy - Rep. Castle speaks at the University of Delaware's unveiling of their second Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus. - Rep. Castle participates in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Air Traffic Control Tower at Dover Air Force Base - Rep Castle joins Rehoboth Beach Mayor Samuel R. Cooper to survey the damage in Rehoboth Beach. - Rep. Castle particpates in an event in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Rep Castle Participates in Diabetes Walk - Rep. Mike Castle speaks with DE Secretary of Labor John McMahon and Jim Wolf, President and CEO of the Delaware Chamber of Commerce, before the start of Delaware Works! A Career, Skills, and Networking Expo - Delaware Works! - Congressman Castle meets with members of the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis in honor of National Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Week - Congressman Mike Castle meets with EU Ambassador to the United States John Bruton - Rep. Mike Castle speaks at the groundbreaking of a new, safer runway at Sussex County Airport, in Georgetown. - Rep. Mike Castle joins John Sweeney, the Delaware News Journal editorial board editor, for a live video interview on health care. - Congressman Mike Castle joins Delaware Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery and Wilmington Mayor Jim Baker, state and local law enforcement officials, and community leaders at a forum to discuss ways to prevent youth violence. - Rep. Castle meets with Delaware students in his Washington, D.C. office - Rep. Castle and Sen. Carper visit Piasecki Aircraft plant - Congressman Castle Meets with Smyrna High School Teacher Michael Feldman, A Participant in the House Fellows Program - Congressman Castle Welcomes NCALL Executive Director Joe Myer to Testify Before House Financial Services Committee - Congressman Castle Accepts the Ben Franklin Award from 60 Plus Association President Jim Martin - Delaware Congressional Delegation and Gov. Jack Markell meet with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA ) Director Craig Fugate and Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Director Jamie Turner - Reps. Castle, Cooper and Emerson urge bipartisan coorperation on health care reform - Congressman Castle Greets DSU Art Professor Dr. Donald Parks for the Congressional Art Competition - Delaware's Congressional Delegation hosts the young men and women headed to service academies in the U.S. Capitol in Washington to celebrate their futures. - Congressman Castle reads to students at Stubbs Elementary - - Congressman Castle addresses a crowd of AstraZeneca employees - Congressman Castle addresses a crowd of AstraZeneca employees Delaware's Congressman testifies before the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee - Congressman Castle addresses a crowd of AstraZeneca employees about healthcare reform at a town hall meeting. - Photos from Congressman Castle's meeting with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan - Congressman Castle and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan - Delaware Student Group visits Washington - Louisa Mankin - Mexican Ambassador - Abderdeen - Jessica Alba - financial literacy - Congressman Mike Castle recognizes Chloe Westman, 2009 Congressional Art Competition Winner - gunshowloophole - Congressman Mike Castle and Jessica Alba - Gun Show Loophole Press Conference - Wilmington Train Station Renovation Kick Off - Rep. Castle accepts SBCA Award - NewFruitAssistance - NewFruitAssistance Confused - Confused Transportation - Transportation Food Assistance - Food Assistance Personal Finances - Personal Finances File Taxes - File Taxes Paybills - Paybills Mortgage - Mortgage Unemployment Insurance - Unemployment Insurance Searching for a Job - Searching for a Job - Financial Aid Fair Video - Financial Aid Fair - - Healthy Delawareans Press Conference - Jobs for Delaware Grads Funding Announcement - - DVFA Federal Grant Announcement - WIC press conference in Dover - BRAC press conference at UD - - Read Across America Day - - - Historian Eric Loveless meets with Rep. Castle prior to President Obama's speech - Delaware Secretary of Education, Dr. Lillian Lowery, following Education and Labor Committee Hearing - Rep. Castle and Sen. Carper visit ION Power for unveiling of new wind turbine - Rep. Castle celebrates Read Across America Day - Firefighters visit REp. Castle's DC Office - Photograph by Marvin Gerstein - Photograph by Marvin Gerstein - Prudential Spirit of Volunteerism Award Winner, Amy Liu - - AstraZeneca Prescription Assistance Bus - I love Smyrna Day - photo taken by Ian Stevenson. Mike Castle Signature - Mike Castle Signature Serviam Academy - Rep. Castle visits with 5th graders at Serviam Girls Academy in Wilmington to share with them how Congress works" Should be in the middle of the around the state section. Editor at the Dover Post - Jeff Brown, Editor at the Dover Post, takes a moment to get out of the cold and interview Congressman Mike Castle about the excitement on Inauguration Day Biden, Carper, Castle Visit in Support of Wilmington Hospital Expansion - Rep. Castle's Education Priorities for the 111th Congress - DAFB - Guest Teaching - Rep. Castle guest teachers at Maple Lane Elementary School in Claymont, DE Call to Service - Rep. Castle responds to President Obama's "Call to Service" on Martin Luther King Day by volunteering at Emmanuel Dining Hall. Dover Post - Jeff Brown, Editor at the Dover Post, takes a moment to get out of the cold and interview Congressman Mike Castle about the excitement on Inauguration Day. Inauguration Tickets - Rep. Castle greets Delawareans as they come to his Wilmington Office to pick up their Inauguration tickets. ILC Dover - Sen. Tom Carper and Rep. Castle visit ILC Dover to highlight their continuing involvement in the manufacturing & development of space suits with Oceaneering International. The Delaware Delegation have long supported the efforts of ILC Dover and they are proud that a Delaware-based company that helped put a man on the moon will again make great strides for mankind, and, in this difficult economic environment. Guest teaching at Serviam Academy - Congressman Mike Castle visits Serviam Girls Academy in Wilmington to speak about how Congress works. Learn more about the Digital TV Transition - DTV transition - Rep. Castle joins in launching a high speed rail initiative - Castle meets with Press at Wilmington Train station to discuss announcement Launch of High Speed Rail Initiative in North East Corridor - Castle Joins with Mayor Bloomberg, Sec. Peters to Announce Competition for High Speed Rail Proposals Outgoing Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, meets with Rep. Castle to thank him for his continued dedication to education. - Outgoing Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, meets with Rep. Castle to thank him for his continued dedication to education. Reverend Beaman give prayer at U.S. House of Representatives - Pastor Beaman visits Washington to be Guest Chaplain at the U.S. House of Representatives - U.S. Congressman Mike Castle meets with Wilmingtonian Reverend Beaman and his family on their visit to Washington D.C. C-17 Arrival - Senator Tom Carper, Congressman Mike Castle, and Col. Steven Harrison look on to the arrival of Dover's final C-17, the Spirit of Delaware. pca group - Congressman Mike Castle joins students, teachers, administrators, and board members of Providence Creek Academy Charter School along with Sen. Tom Carper and Marlene Elliott-Brown of USDA Rural Development to announce $13 million in federal loans. nfib - Todd Stottlemyer, President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, named Congressman Mike Castle a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 110th Congress. laurel waste - Rep. Castle attends the Grand Opening of new wastewater plant in Laurel, DE. nat park quarter - Based on the successful 50-state quarters, Congressman Castle announces a bill that would start a new quarter series to honor National Parks and other historic sites. own home - Congressman Mike Castle and USDA's Marlene Elliott Brown highlight the importance of owning a home with new homeowner Dawn White and her family. jdrf madi - Congressman Castle talks with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) advocate Madi Dodge about her perseverance and his work with diabetes. bbq - Rep. Mike Castle speaks with Delaware veterans in Milford at the first Memorial Day Weekend Barbeque at the Delaware Veterans Home. high speed rail talk - Congressman John Mica of Florida joins Congressman Mike Castle at the Wilmington train station to announce new high speed rail initiative. living roof - Sanford School science teacher Kim Dehaven shows Rep. Mike Castle one of the school's new, innovative "living roofs," which is part of the school's sustainability measures taken to reduce cooling costs. police week - In honor of National Police Week, Congressman Mike Castle thanks Wilmington Police Officer Michael Groark for his public service. bagels and brief - Congressman Mike Castle speaks to the Jewish Federation of Delaware for the group's last "Bagels & Briefing" series in May 2008. dnrec 1 - Rep. Mike Castle joins DNREC in presenting a state grant to the Red Clay School District to retrofit school buses in order to reduce pollution dominique - NBA star and diabetes advocate Dominique Wilkins visits Congressman Castle's Washington D.C. Office to highlight the importance of diabetes awareness. mideast dipl - Rep. Mike Castle and Rep. Wayne Gilchrest discuss diplomacy in the Middle East with Iraqi Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie med tech - Congressman Mike Castle and Senator Tom Carper take tour of Delaware Technical & Community College's Terry Campus to get a first-hand look at cutting-edge technology in its nursing and medical training programs basball - Play ball! Congressman Mike Castle helps the Blue Rocks kick-off their 2008 baseball season for their home opener against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans immgr proposal - Congressman Mike Castle joins Senator Arlen Specter and Congressman Charlie Dent at a press conference in Washington D.C. to introduce a new immigration proposal food bank - Congressman Mike Castle drops off a donation at the Food Bank of Delaware for the "Donating Food to Fight Foreclosure" food drive dafb money - Congressman Mike Castle congratulates Colonel Steven Harrison (Commander, 436th Airlift Wing DAFB) and Chief Master Sergeant John P. Wood (Command Chief Master Sergeant, 436th Airlift Wing) on Dover Air Force Base's selection for the Department of Defense dnrec - Congressman Castle joins DNREC in presenting a state grant to the Red Clay School District to retrofit school buses to reduce pollution winning women - Delaware's Chapter of Winning Women visit DC to meet with Congressman Mike Castle construction - Rep. Mike Castle joins with DelDOT Officials to discuss the future of infrastructure in Delaware. He outlined a two step plan to help alleviate congestions throughout Delaware and the United States. home makeover - Congressman Castle and Paige Hemmis at the Wilmington Extreme Home Makeover site. applianbce store - Congressman Castle joins with Marlene Brown at Harrington Appliance Store to announce USDA Rural Economic Development grant. del vets - Congressman Castle joins with some Delaware Veterans at Wilmington University to discuss Ensuring Success of Veterans Act tower cap hill - A group of school students from Tower Hill School meet with Rep. Mike Castle to learn about Congress and the Capitol financial service comm - Congressman Castle weighs in at Financial Service Committee Hearing on the State of the Economy bio chem award - Congressman Castle presented with award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ffa - Staff from Congressman Castle's and Senator Biden's Offices meet with Delaware's Future Farmers of America Group on their visit to Washington D.C. cspan election bus - Rep. Mike Castle hops onto the C-SPAN 2008 Election Bus on it's visit to Newark, DE kindercare - Rep. Mike Castle visits Newark Kindercare Facility highlighting the importance of Early Childhood Education focus the nation - Congressman Mike Castle and Lt. Governor Carney host a "Focus the Nation" Global Warming Roundtable at St. Andrews School brandywine townhall - Congressman Mike Castle hosts an open Townhall Meeting in Brandywine Hundred deseg coin - Rep. Castle, Rep. Lewis, and Speaker Pelosi recognized the 50th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine, for which the U.S. Mint produced a silver dollar to commemorate the desegregation of the high school. hab hum - Congressman Castle was joined by his Delaware and Washington staff to work on Habitat for Humanity's Greenbridge project in Wilmington. sussex air - Congressman Castle announces $4.4 million in federal funding for Sussex County Airport. primer paso - Senator Carper, Marlene Elliott of USDA, and Congressman Castle present a check to Primeros Pasos for playground equiment for the day care. trap pond - Senator Carper and Congressman Castle welcome Trap Pond State Park into the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. cj day w/ diab - CJ Jones, who has type 1 diabetes, explains to Congressman Castle the importance of checking blood-sugar levels as part of the American Diabetes Association's "Day With Diabetes" program. tool and die - Congressman Castle discusses the SBA's Patriot Express Loan Program at DuHadaway Tool and Die Shop. septic fix - Congressman Castle joins Marlene Elliott from USDA and the community of the Woodlands of Millsboro to announce a $15,000 grant to begin fixing their septic system. red health - Congressman Castle joins La Red Health Center for the ribbon cutting of their newly-expanded site in Georgetown. goodwill fd - Congressman Castle visits the Goodwill Fire Company to see their state-of-the-art, self-containing breathing apparatuses that were purchased with $196,000 in federal funding. del rail - Congressman Castle is joined by Delaware State Police and Amtrak officials to highlight a new law that will improve the safety of Delaware's railways. mil gloves - Frank Masley of GloveForce shows Congressman Castle and Mayor Baker the process of making gloves for the military. day with diab - To prepare for the American Diabetes Association's "Day With Diabetes," Congressman Castle receives training on how to manage life with diabetes. mine-proof - Congressman Castle gets a first-hand look at Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Proof (MRAP) vehicles. dccc roof fix - Congressman Castle tours the Delaware City Community Center after announcing $275,000 in funding through USDA to fix the Community Center's roof. jane roth - Senator Carper, Congressman Castle, and Senator Joe Biden, along with Judge Jane Roth, wife of the late Senator Roth, and Sec. Wicks dedicated the Route 1 Bridge as the "U.S. Sen. William V. Roth, Jr. Bridge." noaa blackbird - Congressman Castle, Senator Carper, and NOAA NOS Deputy Assistant William Corso walk along Blackbird Creek after announcing $5.7 million in federal funding. DSU trading - Congressman Castle and Delaware State University President Allen Sessoms tour DSU's Financial Network Trading Room, where real-time stock market information is at the students' fingertips to teach them about the financial world and the market dynamics. usda flag celeb - Congressman Castle, along with Marleen Elliott, State Director for USDA Rural Development, presents the Santiago Family with a flag for National Homeownership Month. jdrf spokeskid - Congressman Castle met with Chandler Fitzgerald from Middletown who came to Washington as a spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Reseach Foundation. ellen baca - Congressman Castle visits with Newark resident Ellen Baca during her week in Washington for the Presidential Classroom. c-17 dafb - Congressman Castle steps off of the Spirit of the Constitution, the first of 13 C-17's to arrive at Dover Air Force Base. canal ribbon - Congressman Caste, Governor Ruth Ann Minner, and Hal Godwin enjoy the beautiful weather at the Lewes Canalfront Park Dedication and Ribbon cutting. john smith voayge - Congressman Castle and Senator Tom Carper journey along the Nanticoke River to commemorate Captain John Smith's voyage in 1608 in the Chesapeake region. geog bee - Congressman Castle congratulates Daniel Barnes from Wilmington for becoming Delaware's National Geographic Geography Bee Champion. westside health - Congressman Castle toured Westside Health's new facility in Northeast Wilmington after announcing nearly $550,000 in federal funds. maritime security - Congressman Castle visited the Port of Wilmington to tour Liberty Lines' Alliance New York - the newest U.S.- flag participant in the Maritime Security Program. recycling truck - Congressman Castle lended a hand to the City of Wilmington to show his support for the city's first incentive-based, curbside recycling program. UD docs - Congressman Castle toured Christiana Care Hospital's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine on April 27 and met with UD students studying at the lab who are beginning their medical technology careers. chem battalion - Congressman Castle attended the send-off of the 485th Chemical Battalion U.S. Army Reserve on April 21, 2007. little league day - Congressman Castle spoke at the Opening Day ceremonies of the Dover Little League on April 21, 2007. pitch - Congressman Castle threw out a pitch on April 14 to help celebrate Naamans Little League's 50th anniversary. safety boat - Congressman Castle speaks at the Delaware River on April 13 about a new public safety boat secured for Wilmington through federal funding. discover trail - Congressman Castle poses with Secretary John Hughes, Sue Henley and Chazz Salkin to promote the 'National Discovery Trails Act' in Cape Henlopen State Park on April 12. jean brady - ongressman Castle teamed up with Delaware Mom Jean Brady to promote the 'Conquer Childhood Cancer Act' on April 11. maternal wing - Congressman Castle toured the new Maternal Child-Wing at Kent General Hospital on April 10. tent tour - Congressman Castle visited and toured the Joint C4 Coordination Center in Smyrna on April 10. microspoce - Congressman Castle took a look through a microscope while touring Delaware's only state Public Health Lab in Smyrna on April 10. fuel cell bus - Congressman Castle speaks at a press conference at the University of Delaware on April 9 before taking the first ride on UD's fuel cell bus. 4h award - Congressman Castle presented the National 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award on March 28 to Linda Sullivan, a Kent County resident. smyrna ribbon - Congressman Castle joined other federal, state and local officials to cut the ribbon at the new Smyrna Health and Wellness Center on March 16. black hawk - Congressman Castle checked out one of the two new Black Hawk helicoptors delivered to the DE National Guard on March 5. beth beach speech - Congressman Castle spoke at Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast at Bethany Beach on February 21 to highlight his fight to secure federal dollars for beach replenishment. kndgtn read - Congressman Castle read to kindergarten students and first graders at Providence Creek Academy in Clayton on February 21, 2007. undgnd rail site - Congressman Castle visited the Wilmington Friends Meeting House, a Delaware underground railroad site, on February 20 to announce his lead co-sponsorship of the "National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2007." st marks high - Congressman Castle met with students from St. Mark's High School on February 15 during their visit to Washington D.C. dollar coin demo - Congressman Castle holds up the new George Washington $1 Coin which will begin circulation on February 15, 2007. child leadership award - Congressman Castle received the Whole Child Leadership Award on February 8 from Dr. Gene Carter, Director of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). speech pd - Congressman Castle spoke to the Delaware State Police & Municipal Police Class graduation on February 2, 2007. surgeon console - Congressman Castle is pictured at the surgeon console of the Da Vinci Surgical System at St. Francis Hospital, the only one of its kind in Delaware -- February 1, 2007 hud - Congressman Castle joined Senator Tom Carper and Diane Lello from HUD to announce more than $6 million to help find affordable housing for very low-income elderly and people with disabilities -- January 29, 2007 stem cell fox - Congressman Castle is pictured with Michael J. Fox, Rep. Jim Langevin (D - RI) and Senator Tom Harkin (D - IA) prior to the State of the Union on January 23 where Fox served as Rep. Langevin's guest to promote embryonic stem cell research. wilmngtn fd - Congressman Castle announced federal funding of $155,402 for the Wilmington Fire Department at Station #1 in Wilmington on January 22, 2007. incrs min wage - Congressman Castle speaks with Bloomberg News on January 10, 2007 about his support for increasing the minimum wage. stem cell support - Congressman Castle was joined by Congresswoman DeGette, Senator Specter, Senator Harkin and Senator Hatch to announce the reintroduction of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act and to urge its passage in the House and Senate. swearing in by pelosi - Delaware Congressman Mike Castle was sworn in to his record eighth term on January 4, 2007 by the New Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. miss DE - Congressman Castle teamed up with Miss Delaware to bring attention to the fight against digestive illness in children on December 15, 2006 at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children christian school chem - Congressman Castle watches a chemistry experiment during his visit to Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown on December 12, 2006. easter seals - Congressman Castle took a tour of the new Easter Seals Georgetown facility which opened in June 2006. $470,000 in federal funding was used for the construction of the building. bridgeville - Congressman Castle took a tour of the facilities of O.A. Newton & Sons in Bridgeville on December 12, 2006. vol fd check - Congressman Castle presented $181,906 in federal funds to Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. on December 12, 2006. The money will be used for operations and safety measures. new vet home - Congressman Castle visited the brand new Delaware Veterans Home in Milford with Senator Carper on November 30. The Home will open in the Spring of 2007. elementary dollar coin - Congressman Castle visited Harlan Elementary School fourth graders on November 21 to show them the designs of the new Presidential Dollar coins. The new coins will be distributed starting in February 2007. president coin display - Congressman Castle joins Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney to unveil the image of Lady Liberty who will appear on the obverse side of the Presidential Dollar Coins. Congressman Castle was the sponsor of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005. usda 1st gr barn - Castle talks to 1st graders from Brickmill Elementary who were visiting Loblolly Acres in Woodside, Delaware on a class trip. Castle was there to help make a USDA Rural Development grant announcement to support Delaware's agri-tourism operations post stroke - Congressman Castle spoke to reporters on October 13, 2006 for the first time since his stroke enviroilaw - Congressman Castle joined together with local environmental, commerce and business officials at Fox Point State Park on August 14, 2006 to highlight a new law he helped write, to prevent future oil spills in the Delaware River. solar panels - Congressman Castle witnesses DuPont's solar panel technology outside in the sun on August 2, 2006. He toured their plant and got an update on their alternative energy programs, as well as laid out his own ideas for Congress to address the issue of realistic energy ud pt - Congressman Castle visited the University of Delaware Department of Physical Therapy on July 6, 2006, toured their three clinics, met with researchers and announced his support for H.R. 5134, legislation that would authorize physical therapists to partici Einstein acad - Congressman Castle visited Albert Einstein Academy on May 5, 2006 to read to third and fourth graders and their family members. He also saw some of the books awarded to the school through a federal grant applied for by the Albert Einstein Academy librarian army corps engr - Congressman Castle joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State of Delaware, New Castle County and community leaders along the C & D Canal in Delaware City to unveil the "Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Trail Concept Plan," on April 21, 2006. virt icu - Congressman Castle toured Christiana Care's state of the art Virtual Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on April 19, 2006 with Dr. Marc Zubrow, the Director of Critical Care at the Hospital. Vol FD - Congressman Castle, a member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, was presented with the 2006 Legislator of the Year award on April 17, 2006 by Delaware volunteer firefighters on behalf of the National Volunteer Firefighter Council. canoe - Congressman Castle canoed Blackbird Creek with Secretary John Hughes and other DNREC officials to discuss how to better conserve the surrounding area in light of increased development in South New Castle County, October 31, 2005 Lowe's - Castle met with U.S. Deputy Secy. of Energy Clay Sell at Lowe's Home Improvement Store in Wilmington, DE as part of a nationwide tour to raise awareness of simple and inexpensive ways to save money in the face of expected higher winter home heating costs UD energy - Congressman Castle visited the University of Delaware Institute for Energy Conversion to learn what they are doing in their research on renewable sources of energy, September 30, 2005 katrina hunger drive - Congressman Castle helped end his Hunger Drive 2005 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark by helping wrap up boxes of food before they were loaded on a truck headed down South to Louisiana, October 6, 2005 airport - Castle visited the Sussex Airport to take a tour of the DeCrane/PATS Aircraft and discuss airport extension plans with Bob Stickels, Sussex County Administrator, August 10, 2005 La Red chc - Castle is shown here with the staff of La Red Community Health Center after he received the Annual Legislative Award from the Health Center and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers. August 10, 2005 latino law - Castle spoke at the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) New Castle County Delaware Swearing In Ceremony. MLPOA is the largest Latino Law Enforcement Organization in the United States, August 9, 2005. eastlake chd - Castle signs the deed to a new homeowner's house at the newly rejuvenated Village at Eastlake community Housing Development. Castle helped announce the completion o the first phase of reconstruction, July 18, 2005. children's congress DE - Congressman Castle met with Erica Quintana, the 2005 JDRF Children's Congress Delegate for Delaware. Erica traveled to Washington to meet with Members to push for diabetes priorities in Congress, June 22, 2005. usda check - Congressman Michael N. Castle announced a $55,000 USDA grant for the Nehemiah Gateway Corporation to help train home day care providers. These providers will learn tax preparation and best business practices, June 13, 2005. commun center - Congressman Mike Castle toured the Smyrna-Clayton Community Center and announced funding from the USDA for structural improvements. Much of which will improve tutoring and mentoring to local students, June 23, 2005 home owner celebration - Mike Castle celebrated home ownership with a family in Clayton. Through the USDA's mortgage guarantee program, families that might not otherwise be able to afford a home are given an opportunity to own a piece of of Delaware, June 13, 2005. stem cell rally - Castle joins co-author DeGette and other Members, patients, and patient advocates at a stem cell rally in Washington, only hours before a historic stem cell victory vote of 238 to 194 in the U.S. House, May 24, 2005 diabetes w/ michael - Rep. Castle joins his friend Michael to talk about Type I Diabetes and the promise stem cell research holds for a cure. Castle joined Sen. Venables and Rep. Hudson to introduce Delaware's Regenerative Medicine Act, May 16, 2005 airboat - Congressman Mike Castle toured the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge via airboat learning about the operations, needs and concerns of the refuge. Castle thoroughly enjoyed his bird watching and driving experiences. April 29, 2005 dpi avian flu work - Congressman Castle received an award from the Delaware Poultry Industry's President Ron Darnell for his work as governor and for helping the state to deal with Avian Influenza, April 29, 2005 chicken - Congressman Michael N. Castle visited a local Delaware chicken farm to learn about advances in technology and care. This was part of a daylong string of events in Sussex County, April 29, 2005. boy scout beach - In a day spent visiting the beach, Castle spent time with students at the Children's Beachouse and helped the local Boy Scouts celebrate a USDA grant for a centralized water system for Ocean View, April 22, 2005 brandywine FD - Congressman Mike Castle presented the Brandywine Hundred Fire Company with a Homeland Security Grant for $316,026. This federal funding will provide for operations and safety maintenance, March 4, 2005 ss reform - Michael N. Castle spent a week traveling throughout the state discussing the possibilities of social security reform. Castle spoke with several different groups in order to listen to what people had to say, March 21 - 25, 2005 oil spill - Congressman Mike Castle joined with Representatives Lo Biondo and Andrews from New Jersey to announce new legislation to protect the Delaware river in response to last year's oil spill, March 22, 2005 dollar coin speech - Castle spoke with a group of eighth graders at the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences about his Presidential Dollar Coin Act clearing the Financial Services Committee, March 23, 2005. john snow - Congressman Mike Castle spoke alongside U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow at a breakfast for the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. The topic was social security reform March 24, 2005 deltech - Castle and Social Security Commissioner Barnhart spoke to Del Tech Students about social security reform. Castle and Barnhart interacted with students at all 3 campuses via long distance learning. March 24, 2005 diabetes caucus - Congressman Mike Castle was named co-chair of the House Diabetes Caucus. Castle celebrated this announcement with his new friend Madison who hopes that research will soon find a cure for diabetes. Feb. 11, 2005 val day read - Delaware Congressman Michael N. Castle read "The Empty Pot" to a class of bright young 3rd graders at McVey Elementary School's "I love to read event" on Valentine's Day. Feb. 14, 2005 mdeicancer - Congressman Castle joined with Senator Carper in announcing a demonstration that allows Medicare patients to receive anti-oral cancer treatments in the comfort of their own homes. Feb. 14, 2005 hr810 - Representatives Castle and DeGette joined with a bipartisan, bicameral coalition to announce the introduction of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, Feb. 16, 2005 p - Castle introduced his Presidential Dollar Coin legislation to a class of ambitious 5th grade students from Lake Forrest. Castle both described the appearance of the coins and asked presidential trivia questions. Feb. 18, 2005 p23#5 - Mike Castle toured the Junior Achievement Village's Enterprising Village program, stopping to learn about what students learned about what it takes to run a town. Feb. 18, 2005 - Castle congratulates Jessica Smith, a 2004 U of D graduate for her distinction as a Meritorious New Teacher Candidate. Jessica is able to teach in DE, MD, VA, and DC with no further certification requirements, Jan. 4, 2005 p24#1 - Congressman Mike Castle was officially sworn in to the 109th Congress. Congressman Castle is now the longest serving U.S. Congressman in Delaware's history in his record 7th term, Jan. 4, 2005 p24#2 - Delaware Congressman Mike Castle joined with David Brennan, President & CEO of AstraZeneca US to announce the nationwide Together Rx Access Card, which provides uninsured Americans under the age of 65 with significant prescription drug savings, Jan 2006 p24#3 - Congressman Castle spoke to an audience of 100 undergrad and graduate biology students at the University of Delaware about tackling his stem cell research initiative in the 109th Congress, Jan. 12, 2005 p24#4 - Castle spoke with Howard High School of Technology students about their aspirations & his education agenda for the 109th Congress. Earlier in the day, Castle met with Special Education teachers in Dover to roll out his agenda & discuss his IDEA legislation p24#5 - At the Adoptions From the Heart site in Wilmington, Castle spoke with Executive Director and Founder Maxine Chalker and adoptive mothers about making the Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act permanent. Feb. 4, 2005 p24#6 - Mike Castle was a guest lecturer at a University of Delaware Introduction to American Government Class. Castle spoke about those issues he feels are in the hearts and minds of Delawareans today, Dec 1, 2004 p25#1 - Congressman Mike Castle and local officials announced $300,000 in federal, state and local "down payment" funding to begin a study of recreational opportunities at the C&D canal, Dec 2, 2004 p25#2 - At a formal White House signing ceremony, President Bush signed into law the reautorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), authored by Castle, Chair of the House Education Reform Subcomittee, Dec 3, 2004 p25#3 - Congressman Mike Castle was honored with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, Dec 14, 2004 p25#4 - As part of his annual tradition, Mike Castle and his staff ushered in the holiday season by ringing the Salvation Army bell for charity in downtown Wilmington, Dec 15, 2004 p25#5 - Congressman Mike Castle toured the Delaware Military Academy and spoke to cadets about the future challenges of intelligence reform and defense in the US, Dec 15, 2004 p25#6 - With cooler temperatures approaching, Castle addresses Conectiv's Summit on the importance of the federal LIHEAP program (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) October 27, 2004 p26#1 - Mike Castle celebrates the grand opening of the Wilmington Job Corps Center. This is the first center in Delaware and equips students with the tools and skills needed to become leaders of tomorrow. October 27, 2004 p26#2 - Congressman Michael N. Castle hosts a Republican Main Street Partnership Stem Cell Forum to discuss the impact California's Proposition 71 will have on the future of federally funded stem cell research. November 16, 2004 p26#3 - Mike Castle poses for a picture with Ms. Jackie Christensen, a young sufferer of Parkinson's Disease and strong advocate for increasing federal funding of stem cell research. November 16, 2004 p26#4 - Congressman Castle and Senator Carper spoke about bi-partisanship to members of the Young Republicans and Young Democrats of the Wilmington Charter School. November 30, 2004 p26#5 - Mike Castle, Comcast Newsmaker of the Week, spoke with host Jill Horner about education, health care, and the Congressman's vision for Delaware's C&D Canal. 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