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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Oct 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to remove offensive and inflammatory language characterizing immigrants as "aliens" from federal law. The Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act changes this terminology in U.S. code and federal agencies' materials and documentation.  

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in opposition of H.R. 702, legislation to lift the United States' ban on crude oil exports: 
 

Oct 1, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $500,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice for the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) to hire four additional officers. SAPD will receive the funding through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. 

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Sep 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 719, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 11, 2015: 
 

Sep 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement after the Department of Education recognized the Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA) in San Antonio as a National Blue Ribbon School: 
 

Sep 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (San Antonio), and Texas Rep. César Blanco (El Paso) today renewed their call for the Texas Legislature to prevent $350 million of health therapy cuts over two years from going into effect in Texas.

Sep 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced more than $2.1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education for four San Antonio colleges and universities to improve the educational attainment of Hispanic students.

Sep 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement after the Department of Justice awarded the City of San Antonio $1 million through its Body Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program to support the San Antonio Police Department’s purchase and use of body-worn cameras:
 

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Sep 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $250,000 in federal grants from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for San Antonio's Northside Independent School District (NISD) to support citizenship preparation services.

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Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Gene Green (TX-29) today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting the agency evaluate impending harmful Medicaid cuts scheduled to go into effect in Texas.

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