Washignton, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding Senate Republicans’ proposed healthcare legislation:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after this morning’s open hearing with former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson:
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05), both members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, urging the Secretary to issue waivers for graduating Rangel and Pickering fellows’ appointment to the State Department Foreign Service despite the Department’s hiring freeze.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement to mark the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after this morning’s shooting at a practice for the Congressional baseball game:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding North Korea’s release of U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier:
“Since the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has inserted himself into the FBI’s work, publicly commenting on an ongoing investigation and privately expressing his desire for the agency’s leadership to clear his name. These actions violate the Department of Justice’s independence, as did the President’s repeated requests for loyalty from the FBI Director.
San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced two federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $500,000.00 to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). UTSA will receive funding under the Upward Bound Program, which provides key opportunities for students to succeed in the pursuit of higher education.
San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from participation in the Paris Climate Accord:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement agencies across the nation with the aim of reducing the use of force by and against police officers.
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Congressman Castro spoke on the House floor against the Trump Administration's proposed extreme cuts to the U.S. international affairs budget.
Congressman Castro reiterates his call for Intelligence Committee Chairman Nunes' recusal and emphasizes the importance of the House's investigation into Russia's attack on the 2016 election.