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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jul 28, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro leads a moment of silence on the U.S. House of Representatives floor to honor 10 immigrants who passed away in San Antonio.

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) yesterday reintroduced The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, H.R. 1465, legislation that allows non-profit entities, including universities, to work more closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address cybersecurity risks and incidents at the state and local level. Every member of the San Antonio delegation in the House (Reps.

Feb 10, 2017 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding reports of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids taking place in Texas: 

Dec 21, 2016 Photo Gallery

Lifelong Texan Corporal Anselmo Castro bravely served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Sadly, Corporal Castro passed away this fall, but I was honored to present his family with five medals he earned during his service.

Dec 10, 2016 Photo Gallery

The San Antonio community has shown tremendous support for the recent wave of women and children who have been released from family detention centers in the region. I joined RAICES to thank our city for its compassion and to discuss ways we can continue to assist these folks in need.

Dec 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding the sinkhole that took the life of Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Dora Linda (Solis) Nishihara:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Sheriff’s Deputy Nishihara. I join the entire San Antonio community in mourning her passing and offer my condolences to her loved ones. Our city is grateful for her service and sacrifice. 

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017:

“Today I voted to pass the FY2017 NDAA, an imperfect bill, but one that supports our military and national security around the world and strengthens our nation’s defense capabilities. I cast this vote with the priorities of Military City USA and our people in mind.  

Oct 22, 2016 Photo Gallery

Thank you to the local veterans who came to my office's resource fair this morning and to all the organizations that participated and shared information about the assistance they provide. I want to offer a special thanks to Marlan Waldrop of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Houston Regional Benefit Office and Dr. Julianne Flynn of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System's Audie Murphy Hospital who answered folks' questions.

Oct 20, 2016 Photo Gallery

Today I was proud to help announce a $586K federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will support the Rape Crisis Center and San Antonio Police Department's efforts to combat human trafficking in Texas.

Sep 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a $3,015,000.00 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The funding will support UTSA’s leadership of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC), a partnership of five universities that work to improve American communities’ cyber defenses.