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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Nov 16, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after news of the death of Steve Mostyn, a Texas lawyer, philanthropist, and friend:
Nov 15, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after voting in favor of passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018:
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who is recovering from gallbladder surgery:
Oct 31, 2017 Press Release
Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, calling for the immediate release of Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old child with cerebral palsy who was detained last week by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents after receiving emergency gallbladder surgery.
Oct 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement:

Oct 27, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and 10 fellow members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Representative Phil Roe (TN-01), and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Representative Tim Walz (MN-01), requesting a hearing on the use of burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan and the potential health risks they pose to military personnel.
Oct 25, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding reports that U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials plan to apprehend a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who recently underwent gall bladder surgery at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas:
Oct 25, 2017 Press Release
Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Michael McCaul (TX-10), both members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced legislation aiming to make the United States’ international development efforts more impactful and cost-efficient. The Global Development Lab Act authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab, an entity that applies science, technology, innovation, and partnerships to accelerate development impact and solve the world’s most pressing development issues. The House of Representatives previously passed the Global Development Lab Act in the 114th Congress.
Oct 23, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN and members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement welcoming Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the United States:
Oct 13, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement after President Trump announced he would not recertify Iran’s compliance with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):

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