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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Spokesperson Statement on House GOP Letter Calling for Ethics Inquiry

Aug 9, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—The Office of 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 after seven House Republicans called for an ethics inquiry into a tweet from the Congressman, which included publicly available donor information:

“The request to the House Ethics Committee is baseless and these Members of Congress know that. The information shared by Representative Castro is publicly available through the Federal Election Commission and the kind that’s routinely reported in media outlets of every political persuasion. Their letter is a disingenuous attempt by pro-dark money, far-right legislators to limit Americans’ ability to track money in politics. They would prefer large contributions to be kept secret so that there’s no meaningful transparency in political giving,” said spokeswoman Katherine Schneider. “We look forward to hearing from the Committee if the request is considered.” 

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