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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Dec 6, 2019 Press Release
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, and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), today introduced the Jakelin Caal Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2019, a bill demanding that the Department of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services report on and investigate all deaths that occur in government custody, such as the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin. Maquin died at 7 years old in CBP from dehydration and exhaustion on December 8, 2018. As of today, Congress has yet to receive any of the information that was requested on her death. Congress requires CBP to report the death of any individual in their custody within 24 hours including relevant details regarding the circumstances of the fatality. ICE is similarly required to report any in-custody death within 30 days. However, HHS has no such requirement, despite their care of thousands of migrant children every year.
Nov 25, 2019 Press Release
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, released the following statement today and sent a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, in response to reports about an unethical scheme at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, where bosses pressured employees to forge maintenance records for military housing and other salient projects, in order to collect millions in bonuses.
Nov 21, 2019 Press Release
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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 had the following exchange with Fiona Hill and David Holmes, during the highly anticipated seventh open impeachment hearing, where the American people continued to hear the evidence for themselves on President Trump’s abuse of power:
Nov 20, 2019 Press Release
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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 had the following exchange with Ambassador Gordon Sondland, during the highly anticipated fifth open impeachment hearing, where the American people continued to hear the evidence for themselves on President Trump’s abuse of power:
Nov 20, 2019 Press Release
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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 had the following exchange with Laura Cooper and David Hale, during the highly anticipated sixth open impeachment hearing, where the American people continued to hear the evidence for themselves on President Trump’s abuse of power:
Nov 19, 2019 Press Release
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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 had the following exchange with Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison, during the highly anticipated fourth open impeachment hearing, where the American people continued to hear the evidence for themselves on President Trump’s abuse of power:
Nov 19, 2019 Press Release
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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 had the following exchange with Lt. Col.

Nov 15, 2019 Press Release
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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 had the following exchange with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, during the highly anticipated second open impeachment hearing, where the American people continued to hear the evidence for themselves on President Trump’s abuse of power:
Nov 13, 2019 Press Release
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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 had the following exchange with George Kent and Bill Taylor during the highly anticipated first open impeachment hearing, where the American people heard the evidence for themselves on President Trump’s abuse of power:
Nov 12, 2019 Press Release
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WASHINGTON — Today, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin held a press conference with plaintiffs in the DACA case before the Supreme Court to call on the Trump Administration to reverse their baseless termination of the DACA program and demand that the Republican controlled Senate to pass H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. Below are remarks as delivered by Congressman Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus:

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