February 20, 2019

Conversation on Veterans’ Burn Pits Exposure with Congressman Joaquin Castro

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 Committee, recently introduced two measures that would help U.S. Military veterans who have been negatively affected by exposure to toxic burn pits. Specifically, the Congressman introduced the Family Member Access to Burn Pits Registry Act of 2019 (H.R.1001) and the Burn Pits Veterans Revision Act of 2019 (H.R. 1005). This week, Congressman Castro will join Burn Pits 360 to highlight Veterans’ exposure to burn pits, relevant federal and state legislation, and recent Supreme Court decisions that may impact veterans affected by burn pits.


  • Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20)
  • Advocates from Burn Pits 360


  • Conversation on the Burn Pits Registry


  • Thursday, February 21, at 6:30pm in San Antonio
  • Saturday, February 23, at 10:00am in Corpus Christi and at 5:00pm in Edinburg


  • San Antonio: Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, Auditorium, 7400 Merton Minter Street
  • Corpus Christi: RTA Building, 602 N. Staples Street, 2nd Floor
  • Edinburg: Edinburg Conference Center, 118 Paseo Del Prado


To RSVP, please contact Vets.RSVP.Castro@mail.house.gov.

Press interested in covering please contact Castro Press Office at CastroPress.Office@mail.house.gov.

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