Jobs and the Economy
The issues of jobs and the economy affect us all and are important to my work in Congress. I am committed to working in a bipartisan fashion to find a balanced solution to reduce our nation’s deficits and long-term debt, as well as maintain the good standing of our country’s financial reputation. As our economy continues to improve, there is more work to be done. There are far too many folks in San Antonio and across the nation out of a job, but I am committed to working with my colleagues so that every American who wants a job finds one.
More on Jobs and the Economy
I had a productive roundtable discussion with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce about ways to strengthen our city’s workforce and grow San Antonio’s economy.
It was great to join the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce at Port San Antonio and provide an update on my work representing our city in Congress. From passing cybersecurity legislation to leading a bipartisan coalition committed to expanding access to pre-k, I’m always seeking to advance issues that matter to San Antonio.
Today I met with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan to discuss the United States' close economic ties with Japan.
San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after reports of a shooting at Lackland Air Force Base:
UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio is doing great work – particularly in the sciences – collaborating with Japanese researchers and universities. Today I visited UTSA and encouraged the school to continue and expand those partnerships. I also shared my thoughts on why the strong U.S.-Japan relationship is so important for our nations’ security and economic success.
This afternoon I toured Northside ISD's Construction Careers Academy, where students receive a high-quality education and learn skills for careers in engineering, carpentry, architecture, and an array of other in-demand fields. I’m so proud of the young people I met today – they’re poised to achieve great things and make valuable contributions to San Antonio’s economy.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $2.7 million in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support job training and poverty reduction in San Antonio. The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) will receive the funding through HUD’s Jobs Plus Pilot program.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 22, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which guarantees federal transportation infrastructure funding for the next five years:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 597, legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank’s charter, which has been expired since June 30 of this year: