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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Sep 18, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), co-chairs and co-founders of the Congressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), introduced the Southeast Asia Strategy Act to enhance U.S. engagement in Southeast Asia and assure critical partners in the region of the United States’ strong support.
Sep 15, 2018 Press Release
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 issued the following statement marking Hispanic Heritage Month:
Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
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:
Sep 13, 2018 Press Release
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 U.S. foreign policy in disarray under President Trump featuring Council on Foreign Relations President Dr. Richard Haass:
Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

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:

 

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Intelligence and Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ First Vice Chair; Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; and Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led 24 Democratic lawmakers in urging the U.S. State Department to halt all inappropriate denials of passports to U.S. citizens of Hispanic American descent. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Members specifically demanded that the State Department review this practice immediately following reports that passports were denied to Hispanic-American citizens along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
Sep 6, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led members of the Hispanic Caucus in asking Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the conditions at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas that led to the death of 18 month-old Mariee. Specifically, the letter urged Nielsen to direct the Office of the Inspector General to examine whether Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Service Corps provided the appropriate care for Mariee, whether overall care for detainees can be improved to prevent such tragedies moving forward, and for DHS to employ alternatives to detention.
Sep 6, 2018 Press Release
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, made the following statement after the Trump Administration’s preparation to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement and circumvent limits on the government’s ability to hold minors in immigration detention:
Sep 6, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Intelligence, and Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11), a member of the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Transportation and Infrastructure and Foreign Affairs, welcomed the unanimous passage of their bipartisan measure, the Global Electoral Exchange Act (H.R. 5274). This legislation would authorize the Secretary of State to administer exchange programs for electoral authorities between the United States and overseas partners to promote best practices and strengthen electoral institutions and democracies abroad.
Sep 5, 2018 Press Release
Founding co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN and members of the House Foreign Affairs Committees Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) today urged Myanmar to commute the sentences of two Reuters journalists who have been sentenced to seven years of jail time for investigating the Rohingya massacres. In a letter to Aung San Suu Kyi, the members urged the State Counsellor to adhere to the principles of democracy, including a free and independent press that can report on government abuses such as the Rohingya massacres.

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