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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas


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Jun 30, 2016 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Today, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) announced that House Democrats' updated Make It In America plan includes Congressman Joaquin Castro’s (TX-20) Supporting Afterschool STEM Act (H.R. 831). Rep. Castro’s bill would create a grant to encourage afterschool programs that bolster science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning and provide students with opportunities to learn about the fields driving job creation in America.

Jun 2, 2016 Photo Gallery

Congratulations to the KIPP University Prep class of 2016 and thank you for having me to your senior breakfast this morning! I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you accomplish in college and beyond.

Dec 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of the conference agreement on S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act:

Sep 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement after the Department of Education recognized the Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA) in San Antonio as a National Blue Ribbon School: 

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after his vote in opposition to H.R. 5, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA):

Feb 26, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro introduces his amendment to education bill H.R.5 that would appoint a neutral ombudsperson in the Department of Education to address K-12 student textbook standards and concerns.

Apr 1, 2014 Page

Each year, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students. The over-all winner of each participating district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. Submission deadline: Monday, April 28.