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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

National Security

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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.

Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a new version of his previous executive order targeting travelers from several Muslim-majority countries: 
 

Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn:

Jan 29, 2017 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order limiting refugees’ entry into the United States: 
 
“President Trump's ban on Muslim refugees betrays American values while undermining national security and economic prosperity. It is wrong.”

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Jan 6, 2017 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding the declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. election
 

Dec 12, 2016 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election: 
 
“Reports of Russian interference in our nation’s election to influence the outcome for one candidate are extremely distressing. Congress must investigate this breach and determine the full extent of Russian involvement. This kind of electoral interference undermines American democracy. 
 

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.  

Sep 27, 2016 Photo Gallery

I just participated in a Foreign Affairs Committee Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee hearing on ways we can counter Libya-based terrorism.

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. 
 

Jul 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after a Hague tribunal ruled on China and the Philippines’ territorial dispute in the South China Sea: