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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, marked the introduction of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which is a landmark piece of legislation to reform our immigration policies and protect our nation’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, as well as our Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to our country while providing a pathway to citizenship.
Mar 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), author of H.J.Res. 46, will be holding a press call with other members of the Texas Congressional Delegation on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 11:15amCT/12:15pmET – 12:00pmCT/1:00pmET to discuss the Senate’s upcoming vote this week and what happens next.
Mar 8, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committee, today announced that the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will receive a total of $903,813 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research on the mechanisms affecting tissue repair in diabetic muscles after injury and how blood vessels grow in a variety of environments.
Mar 5, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committee, today announced a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) award to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for a five-year long project addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by a coordinated operation and management of electricity and water distribution systems.
Mar 4, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee, today announced a $353, 414 National Science Foundation (NSF) award to a project led by Dr. Eric Brey and Dr. Amina Qutub at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). This project specifically supports undergraduate students by promoting engagement with biomedical engineering research to benefit our community’s active-duty military and Veterans.
Mar 1, 2019 Press Release
Fourteenth Episode of “Diplomatic Cable” features Ian Bremmer, President and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media and host of GZERO World
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committee, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode with Ian Bremmer, President and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media and host of GZERO World. The episode centers on the idea that our traditional world order is slipping away, and that no single power or group of powers sets the global agenda.
Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation today to help address the most egregious forms of recent voter suppression by developing a process to determine which states and localities with a recent history of voting rights violations must pre-clear election changes with the Department of Justice. Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee, was an original cosponsor of this legislation.
Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
“This is the most consequential vote we will take in a generation on the balance of powers between the Legislative and Executive branches of government”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committee, today made the following remarks on the House Floor about the critical importance of maintaining the balance of powers and voting yes on the privileged resolution that would terminate President Trump’s fake emergency declaration (H.J.Res. 46):
Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee, today made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the privileged resolution that would terminate President Trump’s fake emergency declaration (H.J.Res. 46) in a vote (245-182):
Feb 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committee, will host a press conference today with House Democrats on the privileged resolution to terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration (H.J.Res. 46) ahead of tomorrow’s House vote.

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