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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Nov 13, 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 welcomed the passage of a bipartisan resolution he authored with Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) that affirms United States-Australia space exploration, research and utilization cooperation (H.Res.1052). Specifically, the resolution recognizes the importance of Australia’s new space agency and the value of U.S. cooperation, and encourages the United States Department of State to facilitate international cooperation through pre-existing diplomatic channels.
Nov 11, 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 released the following statement:
Nov 9, 2018
WASHINGTON — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s interim final rule and presidential proclamation seeking to limit asylum claims for migrants at the US-Mexico border:
Nov 7, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), opposed the proposed changes to regulation relating to the apprehension, processing, care, custody, and release of unaccompanied minors. In a letter sent on behalf of the CHC, Congressman Castro warned that proposed changes to the Flores Settlement Agreement would allow the Trump Administration to indefinitely incarcerate immigrant families.
Nov 7, 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 made the following statement:
Nov 1, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode on the importance of securing our elections and policy prescriptions for countering authoritarian interference in our democracy.
Oct 30, 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 made the following statement:
Oct 30, 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 made the following statement:
Oct 22, 2018

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Oct 12, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released a special edition joint Diplomatic Cable episode with Harvard University’s Future of Diplomacy Project on the direction of foreign policy under President Trump. The episode features former Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nick Burns, where they cover issues spanning from immigration, refugee quotas, trade deals, and the overall effects of the budget cuts to U.S. diplomacy and development. This will be played jointly on Harvard University Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Conversations in Diplomacy podcast hosted by Amb. Burns.

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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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