Press Releases

January 30, 2020

Castro Introduces Resolution Designating February 2020 as National Citizenship Month

WASHINGTON-Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today introduced the Citizenship Resolution designating February 2020 as National Citizenship Month: "Across the globe, the United States is recognized for its opportunity and freedom. Our … Continue Reading


January 28, 2020

Castro Statement on Trump’s Middle East Plan

WASHINGTON-Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement after the announcement of President Trump's Middle East plan: "President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu's plan is not inclusive of all parties … Continue Reading


January 22, 2020

Castro Urges Barr and Wolf to Reverse Cruel Changes to Asylum Eligibility

WASHINGTON-Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, sent a letter with twelve other members of Congress to Secretary Chad Wolf at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Attorney General William Barr at the U.S. Department of Justice, … Continue Reading


January 16, 2020

Castro, Garcia Demand Texas Governor Greg Abbott Reverse Refugee Resettlement in Texas

WASHINGTON-Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), member of the House Judiciary and Financial Services Committees, today sent a letter to Texas Governor Abbott demanding that he reverse his disgraceful … Continue Reading


January 13, 2020

Castro, Doggett, Escobar Demand Answers from ICE on Nefarious Contracts with Three Texas Detention Centers

WASHINGTON-Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health and member of the House Budget Committee, and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of … Continue Reading


January 09, 2020

Castro Floor Remarks Supporting Resolution Limiting Trump’s Military Action Against Iran

WASHINGTON-Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.Con.Res.83, a resolution directing the President (pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution) to terminate … Continue Reading


January 03, 2020

Castro Statement on Military Strike in Iraq

WASHINGTON-Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement after the death by U.S. drone strike of Major General Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Iranian government's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Quds … Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Castro, Fitzpatrick Statement on Global Child Thrive Act Markup

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 Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Co-Chair of the International Basic Education Caucus, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Commissioner of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), today released the following statement on … Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Castro Floor Speech Ahead of House Impeachment Vote

- As Delivered - 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 delivered the following remarks on the House floor ahead of the House of Representative's historic vote to impeach the President of the United States: "Thank you. As my colleagues have said, the evidence of the President's abuse of power and … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Castro Named Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

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, today was elected Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for the 116th Congress. He will continue in his role as Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and continue serving on the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

Castro Statement on House Passage of H.R.3

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 Committee and of the Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement on the passage of H.R.3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act: "Today's passage of H.R. 3 is a necessary and long overdue step forward on lower prescription drug costs and access to critical medicine for all … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Castro Statement on USMCA Agreement

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, today released the following statement on the USMCA Trade agreement: "Congress has negotiated and secured meaningful changes to the USMCA Trade Agreement that will bolster America's economy, support workers, protect the environment, and improve access to affordable … Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Castro, Jayapal Introduce Bill on One-Year Anniversary of Jakelin Caal Maquin’s Death, Demand Answers from DHS and HHS

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, … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Castro Statement on Unethical Scheme at Lackland Air Force Base, Urges Improvements for Military Housing

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 … Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Castro Questions Hill, Holmes During Seventh Impeachment Hearing of President Trump

- As Delivered - 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: CASTRO: Thank … Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Castro Questions Sondland During Fifth Impeachment Hearing of President Trump

- As Delivered - 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: CASTRO: Thank you … Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Castro Questions Cooper, Hale During Sixth Impeachment Hearing of President Trump

- As Delivered - 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: CASTRO: Thank you, … Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Castro Questions Volker, Morrison During Fourth Impeachment Hearing of President Trump

- As Delivered - 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: CASTRO: Thank … Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Castro Questions Lt. Col Vindman, Williams During Third Impeachment Hearing of President Trump

- As Delivered - 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. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams, during the highly anticipated third open impeachment hearing, where the American people continued to hear the evidence for themselves on President Trump's abuse of … Continue Reading


November 15, 2019

Castro Questions Yovanovitch During Second Impeachment Hearing of President Trump

- As Delivered - 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: CASTRO: Thank … Continue Reading

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