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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Mar 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the Pre-K Caucus in Congress, led a bipartisan request to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro and Ranking Member Tom Cole urging them to fund the Preschool Development Grant Program with at least $400 million. Rep. Castro led the effort along with his colleague Rep. John Katko (NY-24).
Mar 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), author of the resolution to protect the Constitution and terminate the President’s emergency declaration (H.J.Res.46), today released the following joint statement on next steps to protect the Constitution following the House vote to override President Trump’s veto:
Mar 22, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—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 announces that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has awarded $125,454 to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for research led by Dr. Becky Huang regarding the development of language and literacy skills among dual language learners.
Mar 20, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—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, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will award $50,000 to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for a project designed to assist data analysts to better understand statistical tests, as well as guidance on how to report results.
Mar 19, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and House Education and Labor Committee, today welcomed the $353,457 grant for Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) to assist with recruiting volunteers that engage and serve senior veterans in Bexar County.
Mar 15, 2019 Press Release
Letter Inquires About What Authorities Were Used and Under What Criteria for Operation Secure Line, Communications Between U.S.-Mexico Governments
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and House Education and Labor Committee, led 18 members of Congress in requesting information regarding Operation Secure Line—a government program that allowed for tracking of more than 50 journalists, U.S. attorneys, and volunteers by the United States and Mexican governments. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the Members specifically asked for information on what authorities and criteria were used in this program, what information was specifically collected and under what criteria, and communications between the U.S. and Mexico throughout the program.
Mar 14, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), author of the privileged resolution to terminate the President’s current emergency declaration (H.J.Res.46), today made the following remarks on the Senate passage of the bipartisan resolution to terminate the President’s unlawful emergency declaration:
Mar 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, marked the introduction of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which is a landmark piece of legislation to reform our immigration policies and protect our nation’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, as well as our Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to our country while providing a pathway to citizenship.
Mar 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), author of H.J.Res. 46, will be holding a press call with other members of the Texas Congressional Delegation on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 11:15amCT/12:15pmET – 12:00pmCT/1:00pmET to discuss the Senate’s upcoming vote this week and what happens next.
Mar 8, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—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, today announced that the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will receive a total of $903,813 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research on the mechanisms affecting tissue repair in diabetic muscles after injury and how blood vessels grow in a variety of environments.

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