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Texas has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation. Our state ranks 48th of 50 (second worst) in teen pregnancies. Of additional concern, in 2010, Texas led the nation in the rate of repeat births, with 22 percent of girls ages 15-19 having a second child.
San Antonio, TX– Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement celebrating Cesar Chavez Day, March 31:
Washington, D.C.—Today, Bill Gates addressed the first bi-partisan meeting of the Freshman Class. Gates and his wife Melinda co-chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where they work to expand opportunity to the world’s most disadvantaged people by collaborating with grantees and partners.
San Antonio, TX – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the United States added 236,000 jobs to the economy in February and the unemployment rate decreased to the lowest level in four years to 7.7%: