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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Sep 25, 2014 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following an independent audit report that shows the corrupt practices of Governor Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund.

Aug 26, 2014 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) is highlighting the importance of Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) education as students in San Antonio head back to school this week.

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two anti-immigrant bills – the GOP Border Supplemental, and legislation that would revoke legal status for DREAMERS, including almost 100,000 Texans, which allows them to go to college and work:

Jul 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement welcoming Ivy Taylor as San Antonio’s Interim Mayor, as his brother Julian Castro resigns as Mayor to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:

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Jul 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following the bipartisan confirmation of his brother Julian Castro as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Senate Confirmed Julian Castro as HUD Secretary with an overwhelmingly bipartisan 71-26 vote :

Jun 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20), Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Senator John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Global Development Lab Act [H.R. 4905/ S. 2502], which authorizes USAID’s U.S. Global Development Lab research-based work to help hundreds of millions of people lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

May 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) offered an amendment to the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 1771) and made the following remarks during the House Foreign Affairs Committee consideration of the bill and amendment. Congressman Castro’s amendment was adopted unanimously by the Committee: 

May 28, 2014 Press Release
Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Protest

Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) spoke in support of H. Res. 599, urging the Government of the People’s Republic of China to respect the freedom of assembly, expression, religion, and all fundamental human rights of its citizens, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations. The resolution passed by 379-1.

May 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) spoke in support of targeted sanctions on Venezuela during U.S. House consideration of the Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act (H.R. 4587). The bill was adopted by a voice vote  by the U.S. House of Representatives. Below are his remarks as delivered:

May 22, 2014 Press Release
Castro highlights benefits to military personnel, sexual assault prevention measures, and expanding education opportunities for students

Washington, D.C –Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, applauds the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435), which provides necessary authorities and $513.4 billion in funding provisions for our nation’s military.

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