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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Jul 30, 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, today led a group of 8 bipartisan lawmakers in asking the Departments of Defense and State for more information after a video depicted what appeared to be members of the Cameroonian armed forces killing two women and their children after accusing the women of supporting the terrorist organization, Boko Haram.
Jul 27, 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, today made the following statement:
Jul 27, 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, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode on international condemnation of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, violence and root causes of migration from the Northern Triangle countries, and the Infrastructure of Diplomacy in the Western Hemisphere featuring Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro.
Jul 25, 2018 Press Release
Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and Foreign Affairs Committee members Reps. Norma Torres (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Albio Sires (D-NJ), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) today demanded that Secretary Pompeo ensure that U.S. embassies work to reunite families forcibly separated by the Trump Administration. On Monday, the Administration admitted that as many as 463 of these parents have been deported out of the United States, while their children remain in U.S. detention facilities. In a letter to Secretary Pompeo, the Members underscored the need for the Department to coordinate efforts by our embassies to swiftly and safely reunify separated families.
Jul 25, 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, led the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in requesting a meeting with Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that seeks to prosecute all immigrants who cross the border.
Jul 25, 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, today made the following remarks at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus press conference on the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunite all children between ages five and 17 with their loved ones:
Jul 25, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced a resolution condemning Vladimir Putin’s attack on United States officials with Reps. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX). The bipartisan resolution underscores the importance of defending U.S. officials from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats and emphasizes the U.S.’s commitment to combating Russia’s harmful attacks on our democracy.
Jul 19, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today joined House Democrats in introducing the Secure America from Russian Interference Act (H.R. 6437), bipartisan legislation to hold Russia accountable for its malign activities and safeguard our country.
Jul 18, 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, today made the following remarks against Republican leadership’s failure to address the family separation crisis and instead consider H.Res. 990, the non-binding and politically-driven resolution concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on the House floor:
Jul 17, 2018 Press Release
Measure Protects U.S. Diplomats from Surveillance Through Location-Tracking Consumer Devices
WASHINGTON–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 House of Representatives’ unanimous passage of their bipartisan measure the Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (H.R. 4989). This legislation would account for location-tracking consumer devices in U.S. embassy and consulate security policies.

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