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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the House Committee on Rules rejected his FY 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations amendment seeking to allow the Library of Congress to move forward with its proposal to replace “illegal alien” in its subject headings system: 

May 27, 2016 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the Hiroshima memorial: 
 

May 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after his vote in opposition to H.R. 5243, the Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016:

May 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Joaquin Castro’s (TX-20) bill to bolster our nation’s cyber defenses and keep local communities safe from attacks. Rep. Castro’s legislation, H.R.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Second Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, urging them to strike a provision from the FY2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill that would require the Library of Congress to use the terms “aliens” and “illegal aliens” in its subject headings.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ decision to grant a temporary, 15-month extension for Texas’ 1115 Medicaid Waiver: 

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Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the House Homeland Security Committee passed H.R. 4743, The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20).

Apr 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) will launch the first-ever Congressional Pre-K Caucus. Rep. Castro is a co-chair of the bipartisan group, which seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of early childhood education and promote policy recommendations to expand high-quality pre-k access in the United States.

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Apr 8, 2016 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after reports of a shooting at Lackland Air Force Base:
 

Mar 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 639, a Republican measure that would allow Speaker Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House in the U.S. v. Texas litigation challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration: 
 

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