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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Sep 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and founding co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations), issued the following statement on the 40th Anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations:
 

Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after voting in favor of $15.25 billion of Hurricane Harvey aid:
Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
The House of Representatives voted against three amendments offered by Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) that would increase federal agents’ use of body-worn camera technology and prevent the use of federal funds to enter into contracts with privatized immigration detention facilities.
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3672, legislation providing $7.8 billion of Hurricane Harvey emergency aid that passed the House of Representatives:
Sep 5, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), first vice chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
Sep 4, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, requesting the Agency permit U.S. entry for the mother of a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient who died while seeking to rescue Hurricane Harvey victims. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reportedly denied U.S. entry to Rita Ruiz de Guillen, who attempted to come to Texas for her son Alonso Guillen’s funeral. Ms. Ruiz de Guillen currently lives in Piedras Negras, Mexico and is awaiting the approval of her application for legal status in the United States,
Aug 30, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), first vice chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement after a federal court granted a preliminary injunction halting Senate Bill 4 from taking effect:
Aug 25, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), first vice chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement after President Trump pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio:
Aug 23, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after a federal judge struck down Texas’ voter ID law:
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Aug 18, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $366,250.00 of federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to conduct collaborative research for Automated Medical Image Segmentation via Decomposition which allows medical professionals to provide customized medical care to patients. The grants are awarded through the Computing and Communications Foundation (CCF), which advances computing and communication theory and algorithms for computer sciences and the design of computers and software.
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