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September 29, 2023

Our Casas Resident Council Launches Westside Home Repair Program with Grant Secured by Congressman Castro

SAN ANTONIO - With the help of more than $1 million in federal funding secured by Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Our Casas Resident Council, Inc. has opened applications for the High Impact Housing Project, a new program to repair owner-occupied homes in the near Westside. At least 20 homes will be repaired in census tracts 1703 and 1709 in the near Westside with the funding from Congressman Castro, and 10 additional homes in the surrounding area will be repaired with a $300,000 grant from…  Continue Reading

September 29, 2023

Castro, Crow, Jacobs, Phillips, Titus, Wild, Keating, and Connolly Urge President Biden to Halt Transfer of Military Financing to Egypt

Today, Reps. Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Jason Crow (CO-06), Sara Jacobs (CA-51), Dean Phillips (MN-03), Dina Titus (NV-01), Susan Wild (PA-07), Bill Keating (MA-09), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) released the following statement urging the Biden Administration to halt the transfer of military financing to Egypt following news of potential foreign influence by the Egyptian government and ongoing concerns of human rights violations in Egypt: “As Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, we are de…  Continue Reading

September 28, 2023

Castro, Casar Fight to Block Federal Funding for Operation Lone Star

Last night, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Congressman Greg Casar (TX-35) fought to block federal homeland security funding from being diverted from federal immigration enforcement to fund Texas’ failed Operation Lone Star through an amendment they offered to H.R. 4367, the FY2024 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The amendment received bipartisan support, including from all Democrats in the Texas congressional delegation. Congressman Castro speaks on Operation Lone…  Continue Reading

In The News

April 18, 2023

Rep. Joaquin Castro passes bills in Congress 1,500 miles away even as he battles cancer

Even as U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro recovers from surgery to remove tumors in his gastrointestinal tract, the San Antonio Democrat was still able to pass legislation in Congress thanks to a little bipartisan love on Capitol Hill. Yes, bipartisanship is rare in D.C. but it still lurks in the shadows. Castro underwent surgery at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center on Feb. 27 and is hoping to be back to work soon. "I'm especially grateful to my family for being so supportive and understanding," Cas…  Continue Reading

April 06, 2023

One on One: Castro seeking federal contracting equity and transparency

Federal officials have sought to address a lack of diversity in government contracting, but one Congressman with deep San Antonio roots insists more must be done to narrow disparities and expand participation. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, is leading a group of six members of Congress that is introducing the Expanding Opportunities for Diverse Entrepreneurs Act, legislation that would expand the reach of the Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program. T…  Continue Reading

April 06, 2023

Rep. Joaquin Castro files bipartisan bill to aid veterans exposed to toxins in Panama

Congress passed legislation last year expanding health care to veterans exposed to toxic chemicals from burn pits when they were deployed overseas, offering long-awaited help for likely tens of thousands of Texans battling health issues including cancer. Now, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat who was a leader in that effort, wants Congress to go further and expand care for veterans who who were exposed to toxic herbicides, including Agent Orange, while serving in the Panama Canal…  Continue Reading


June 27, 2023

TX 20 Grants Workshop: National Endowment for the Humanities & National Endowment for the Arts

June 01, 2023

TX 20 Grant Series: Department of Labor

May 23, 2023

Congressman Castro Honors Uvalde Victims and Families on the House Floor