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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

May 24, 2013 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] is leading a coalition of 27 Republican and Democratic Congressmen to urge the Pentagon to assess military infrastructure abroad before calling for painful cuts in military communities at home.

May 1, 2013 Press Release

Texas has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation. Our state ranks 48th of 50 in teen pregnancies.  Of additional concern, in 2010, Texas led the nation in the rate of repeat births, with 22 percent of girls ages 15-19 having a second child.

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Mar 30, 2013 Press Release

San Antonio, TX– Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement celebrating Cesar Chavez Day, March 31:

Mar 14, 2013 Press Release
Over 60 Freshman Members of Congress Attend Bi-Partisan Luncheon with Bill Gates

Washington, D.C.—Today, Bill Gates addressed the first bi-partisan meeting of the Freshman Class. Gates and his wife Melinda co-chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where they work to expand opportunity to the world’s most disadvantaged people by collaborating with grantees and partners.

Mar 8, 2013 Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the United States added 236,000  jobs to the economy in February and the unemployment rate decreased to the lowest level in four years to 7.7%: 

Mar 4, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C—Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement regarding the budget cuts scheduled to take effect today:

Feb 28, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement upon the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) [H.R. 11] in the House of Representatives:

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Feb 27, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement:

Feb 26, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C— Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released this statement following the confirmation of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense: 

Feb 12, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement upon the bipartisan adoption of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization [S. 47] in the Senate: 

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