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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Aug 2, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C.Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the United States added 162,000 jobs to the economy in July and the unemployment rate decreased to 7.4%:
 
“It is encouraging to see that our economy continues on a 41-month growth streak by adding 162,000 jobs last mon
Jul 31, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released this statement following the U.S. House of Representatives vote to address the doubling of student loan rates:

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Jul 25, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the announcement by U.S.
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Jul 19, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Thomas Perez as United States Secretary of Labor:
 
“I want to congratulate Thomas Perez on his confirmation as United States Secretary of Labor.
Jun 27, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C—Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released this statement following passage of the bi-partisan ‘Gang of 8’ comprehensive immigration reform bill in the Senate:
 
“Our nation was built and continues to grow on the shoulders of immigrants.
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Jun 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to declare unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act:

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Jun 25, 2013 Press Release
San Antonio, TX– Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act:
 
"The courts have found intentional voter discrimination and suppression in Texas as recently as this past year.
Jun 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the  failure of the 2013 Farm Bill (H.R. 1947) in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Jun 14, 2013 Press Release
Castro tackles military base closures, sexual assault and medical research
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 (H.R. 1960), which provides  necessary authorities and funding provisions for our nation’s military.
Jun 6, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the passage of an amendment to Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act [H.R. 2217] offered by Rep. Steve King [R-IA] that treat DREAMers, undocumented spouses of service members, and other immigrants in the same way as violent criminals.

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