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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Dec 1, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) elected Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) to serve as the Caucus’ First Vice Chair. In this role, Congressman Castro will help steer the CHC’s legislative priorities. 
 

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5325 – Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 and Zika Response and Preparedness Act, 2016:

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA):

Sep 28, 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 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez to answer several questions regarding a backlog of several hundred Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications.

Sep 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a five-year, federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education expected to total $5,325,975.00 to support St. Mary’s University’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. St.

Sep 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a $3,015,000.00 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Sep 21, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul’s (R-TX-10) legislation aiming to make the United States’ international development efforts more impactful and cost-efficient. The Global Development Lab Act (H.R. 3924), authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S.

Sep 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a $635,101.00 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

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Sep 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee passed H. Res. 851, a bipartisan measure – of which he is an original cosponsor – that calls attention to Venezuela’s current political, economic, social, and humanitarian crises:

Sep 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $1,427,034.00 of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to develop cost-efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipelines and storage infrastructure.

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