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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Jun 7, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and representative for Military City USA, introduced the bipartisan Family Member Access to Burn Pit Registry Act. This measure would allow a family member to participate in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry on behalf of a deceased veteran or service member which is currently prohibited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), enabling family members to document the experience of their loved ones while also helping the government analyze long-term health effects of burn pits exposure.
Jun 7, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, made the following statement at a press conference on the separation of immigrant children from their families:
Jun 7, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, this evening launched “the Diplomatic Cable,” which is a podcast highlighting critical foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States and the world.
Jun 4, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, made the following statement:
May 24, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement in response to the President’s decision to cancel the North Korea summit:
May 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, had the following question and answer session with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing today on strengthening American diplomacy and reviewing the State Department’s budget, operations, and policy priorities:
May 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congressman Michael T. McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, urged President Trump to reconsider lifting penalties on the Chinese telecommunications firm Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE) on grounds that it poses a significant risk to U.S. national security. In response to the President’s announcement that he is working with President Xi of China to get ZTE back into business the United States, the lawmakers highlighted ZTE’s previous violations of U.S. statutory sanctions, and the risk it poses to U.S. national security and U.S. credibility.
May 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Congressman Michael T. McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, today welcomed the Foreign Affairs Committee’s approval of their bipartisan measure the Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (H.R. 4989), which would account for location-tracking consumer devices in U.S. embassy and consulate security policies.
May 16, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement:
May 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, welcomed Amazon’s decision today to support the adoption of a policy that would allow qualified women and minorities to be considered for all board openings. On Friday, the Members wrote Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos expressing concern over Amazon’s Board of Directors recommended vote against a shareholder proposal that would implement the “Rooney Rule,” which requires qualified women and minority candidates be considered for director positions. The members wrote:

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