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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jul 19, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today joined House Democrats in introducing the Secure America from Russian Interference Act (H.R. 6437), bipartisan legislation to hold Russia accountable for its malign activities and safeguard our country.
Jul 18, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following remarks against Republican leadership’s failure to address the family separation crisis and instead consider H.Res. 990, the non-binding and politically-driven resolution concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on the House floor:
Jul 17, 2018
WASHINGTON–Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Congressman Michael T. McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, today welcomed the House of Representatives’ unanimous passage of their bipartisan measure the Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (H.R. 4989). This legislation would account for location-tracking consumer devices in U.S. embassy and consulate security policies.
Jul 17, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following remarks today at a press conference with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Congressman Adam Schiff, Ranking Member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and other current and former Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This press conference was in response to the Trump-Putin summit where the President failed to hold Putin accountable for interfering in our 2016 election.
Jul 16, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today requested more information from the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry regarding plutonium and cesium that went missing after a March 21, 2017 incident in San Antonio. Congressman Castro’s inquiry comes after press reports detailed the loss by two Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory security experts that drove to San Antonio, Texas of equipment and radioactive material brought into the state used to retrieve nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab.
Jul 16, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, joined Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and Foreign Affairs Committee members Reps. Norma Torres, Adriano Espaillat, and Albio Sires today in issuing the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration has failed to comply with a court order to reunify children under the age of five with their parents because some of the parents have been deported:
Jul 16, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:
Jul 16, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, requested more information from Secretary Mattis regarding recent reports that the military is discharging immigrant reservists and recruits who enrolled under the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program.
Jul 13, 2018
Led by Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) joined 17 other Democratic members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today called on President Trump to cancel his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a letter, the Members expressed deep concern about the President meeting with Putin in light of recent events. Today, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military officers for attacking American democracy and hacking the 2016 U.S. election, and President Trump spent the week disparaging longstanding U.S. NATO allies.
Jul 13, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement:

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In The News

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The 2013 presidential inauguration will take place on January 21, 2013.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).

Photo Galleries

Oct 28, 2017 Photo Gallery

On October 28–30, 2017, Co-Chair Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Caucus member Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07) joined a three-day program of meetings focusing on US-Japan security challenges, bilateral trade and investment, and how the United States and Japan can work together in shaping the future of Asia.

Feb 23, 2017 Photo Gallery

On my visit to Japan and South Korea, two of the United States’ critical security and economic allies, I met with several government officials, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and Speaker of Korea's National Assembly Chung Sye-kyun. We discussed ways we can strengthen our nations’ bonds.

Feb 15, 2017 Photo Gallery

 I founded the bipartisan Congressional Pre-K Caucus with Congresswoman Katherine Clark and 

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Videos

Sep 25, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro honors 40 years of U.S. - ASEAN relations and speaks about a resolution he and Rep. Ann Wagner wrote highlighting the importance of the relationship between the U.S. and ASEAN.

Sep 22, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro joined Chris Matthews on Hardball to discuss progress in the investigation into Russia's election interference.

Aug 17, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro joins Wolf Blitzer on the Situation Room to discuss developments in the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain.

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