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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, led his colleagues from the Hispanic Caucus in a letter to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Francis Cissna requesting information about the creation of a new division that reportedly seeks to “police” its caseworkers. The lawmakers expressed their concerns amid the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies and disrespect for this community.
Mar 21, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, had the following question and answer session with USAID Administrator Ambassador Mark Green at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 foreign affairs budget proposal:
Mar 21, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, authored an op-ed in the Dallas Morning News today about four things Texas must do in order to secure our midterm elections this year.
Mar 20, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement after receiving a personal briefing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Criminal Investigative Division:
Mar 19, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the Pre-K Caucus in Congress, led a bipartisan request to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chairman Tom Cole and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro urging them to fund the Preschool Development Grant Program at $350 million. Rep. Castro led the effort along with his colleague Rep. John Katko (NY-24).
Mar 19, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, led a bipartisan request to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Chairwoman Kay Granger and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Ranking Member Peter J. Visclosky to include $9.2 million in the Defense Health Program Research and Development account for the National Trauma Research Action Plan. The letter was led by Reps. Joaquin Castro, Will Hurd; C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger; and Joseph P. Kennedy III.
Mar 17, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, this evening released the following statement:
Mar 15, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the only Democratic member on both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement:
Mar 14, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the Global Electoral Exchange Act (H.R. 5274) that would promote international exchanges on best election practices and cultivate more secure democratic institutions around the world.
Mar 13, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the only democratic member on both the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement:

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