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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Oct 17, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, released the following statement today after the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings:
Oct 16, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.J.Res.77, the bipartisan joint measure condemning President Trump’s “foreign policy” in Syria:
Sep 27, 2019
WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and author of the resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration in February, today made the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the second re-introduction of the same resolution to protect the Constitution against attacks from this Administration:
Sep 24, 2019
WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement on impeachment
Sep 19, 2019
WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and author of the resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration in February, today re-introduced the same resolution to once again protect the Constitution against the onslaught of attacks from this Administration to build its border wall, and most recently, pull funds from national security priorities in order to do so:
Sep 18, 2019
WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24), Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee, and member of the Ways and Means Committee, today introduced The Transparency for Transfer Students Act, legislation that ensures transfer students have better information on agreements from their schools, by clarifying what information colleges and universities need to publish on their websites and relevant publications regarding transfer agreements. It also guarantees that transfer students do not lose any credits when transferring to a new institution:
Sep 11, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Congressional Pre-K Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20); Congresswoman Katherine M. Clark (MA-05); and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) announced that Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13) will be the newest co-chair of the Congressional Pre-K Caucus. This bipartisan group of lawmakers seek to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of early childhood education and promote policy recommendations and legislation in Congress to expand high-quality Pre-K access throughout the United States. Congressman Davis has served in the Congress since 2013, where he sits on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration:
Sep 4, 2019
SAN ANTONIO--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Administration will be moving forward with its allocation of military construction projects to fund the President’s border wall. $18.5 million will be pulled from San Antonio directly, deferring a project that impacts our readiness in Military City USA and beyond:
Aug 28, 2019
SAN ANTONIO--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s promise to finish the border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election and fast-track billions of dollars’ worth of construction contracts, seize private land and disregard environmental standards, all the while promising to pardon subordinates of any illegal or potential wrongdoing to complete the work:
Aug 22, 2019

SAN ANTONIO—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-4), and Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-7), Member of the House Foreign Aff

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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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