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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court: 
 

Mar 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to strengthen America’s cyber defenses. The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016 would give the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authority to formally establish the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) within DHS.

Feb 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) today sent a letter to Commissioner Sid Miller, urging the Texas Department of Agriculture to apply to participate in a new federal pilot program seeking to increase the number of children who receive free and reduced price meals by simplifying the process states use to certify qualified students.

Feb 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Global Development Lab Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee and moved one step closer to consideration by the full House of Representatives. The legislation authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S.

Feb 19, 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 after the conclusion of Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae’s visit to San Antonio: 
 

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – 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, today announced that Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, will visit San Antonio next week on Friday, February 19. 
 

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Feb 7, 2016 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after North Korea's long-range rocket launch:
 

Feb 1, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S.-Japan Caucus launched a website to showcase its members work to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship. In addition to the website, the Caucus will also begin periodically issuing a newsletter and will provide updates on Caucus members’ work using its new Twitter account, @USJapanCaucus

Jan 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act:
 

Jan 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after North Korea claimed to have successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test:
 

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