Press Releases

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


November 13, 2019

Castro Questions Witnesses During First 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 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: CASTRO: Thank you, Chairman. … Continue Reading


November 12, 2019

After Supreme Court Oral Arguments, Congressional Hispanic Caucus and House and Senate Leaders Reject President Trump’s Attack On DACA Recipients

-As Delivered- 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 … Continue Reading


November 11, 2019

Castro Statement on Veterans Day

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 Veterans Day and all days, we must honor the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform and pay respect to the generations before them who defended our freedom. America's veterans continue to be models of patriotism and … Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Castro Statement on U.S.-Japan Resolution Approval by HFAC

WASHINGTON-Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus, today released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the resolution H.Res.349, which reaffirms the vital role of the United States-Japan alliance in promoting stability and economic development in the … Continue Reading


October 28, 2019

Castro, Fitzpatrick, Coons, Blunt Introduce Global Child Thrive Act

WASHINGTON-Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (Del.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.), introduced the Global Child Thrive Act. The bipartisan legislation strengthens the implementation of policies that advance early childhood development internationally, which includes learning and physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development for children younger than eight years old. "We've seen the impact that investment in early … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

Castro Statement on Passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings

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, released the following statement today after the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings: "This morning, the nation woke up to a stunning loss. Chairman Cummings was an American hero, a beacon of hope, a profound storyteller; decent and fierce in his convictions and always … Continue Reading


October 16, 2019

Castro Floor Remarks Denouncing Trump’s Catastrophic Syria Policy

- 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 in support of H.J.Res.77, the bipartisan joint measure condemning President Trump's "foreign policy" in Syria: "We are in the midst of a foreign policy disaster that will be a stain on the conscience … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Castro Statement After Vote on Second Re-Introduction of Emergency Declaration Resolution

WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and author of the resolution to terminate the President's emergency declaration in February, today made the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the second re-introduction of the same resolution to protect the Constitution against attacks from this … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Castro Statement on Impeachment

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 impeachment: "The House of Representatives cannot sit on their hands over this abuse of power any longer. We cannot allow this President to intimidate any foreign president into opening an investigation to dig up dirt on his … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Castro Statement After Second Re-Introduction of Emergency Declaration Resolution

WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and author of the resolution to terminate the President's emergency declaration in February, today re-introduced the same resolution to once again protect the Constitution against the onslaught of attacks from this Administration to build its border wall, and most recently, pull … Continue Reading

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