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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

May 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement and letter following allegations of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials in Austin and San Antonio of manipulating medical appointment data at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic and the North Central Federal Clinic in San Antonio:

May 8, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee voted against amending the Uniform Code of Military Justice to move prosecution of sexual assault cases in the military out of the chain of command: 

May 1, 2014 Press Release
Applauds Passage of 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act

Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $44.1 million for two military projects in San Antonio as part of the 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R 4486). 

Apr 15, 2014 Press Release
Introduces Cut Taxes for the Middle Class Act

San Antonio, TX– On Tax Day, Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced the Cut Taxes for the Middle Class Act (H.R. 4469) to restore tax fairness for America’s middle class families.  This bill extends 8 tax cuts that expired at the end of 2013 and are meant to lift Americans in a time of economic recovery.

Mar 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) released the following statement upon his return from visiting the U.S. military troops stationed in Afghanistan. Congressman Castro joined House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Rep.

Mar 26, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) released the following statement upon the House Democrats announcement of a Discharge Petition on H.R 15, the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act:

Mar 24, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) announces the creation of the bipartisan U.S- Japan Caucus. Rep. Castro is co-leading with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) in the U.S. House of Representatives: 

Mar 20, 2014 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released the following statement highlighting the 4th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and local efforts to help San Antonians get access to affordable, quality health care: 

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Feb 26, 2014 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released the following statement in support of the federal court ruling in San Antonio striking down Texas’ ban on gay marriage: 
 
Feb 11, 2014 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released the following statement after voting in favor of fixing the Military retirement COLA cuts that were negotiated as part of the Budget Deal, as well voting in favor of paying our nation’s bills and preventing default: 
 

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