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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Feb 4, 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 Committees on Intelligence and Education and Labor, today announced that he will be accompanied by Carlos Salinas Hernandez as his guest for the 2019 State of the Union. A recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Carlos currently studies at the Texas A&M College Station, and is a constituent of Congressman Castro’s congressional district.
Feb 2, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement:
Feb 1, 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 and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement:
Jan 30, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and a member of the Intelligence, and Education and Labor Committees, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation to help children and families who were affected by the family separation crisis that resulted from the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
Jan 30, 2019 Press Release
Legislation Amends Foreign Agents Registration Act, Protects U.S. National Security

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 Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today re-introduced legislation that would prevent Intelligence Community heads from lobbying for foreign governments.

Jan 29, 2019 Press Release
Castro Also Appointed to Subcommittees on Western Hemisphere and Europe
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the House Committees on Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, and Education and Labor, today was elected as Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 116th Congress. The Vice Chairman position will be deputy to Chairman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) and these positions are intended to harness emerging leaders in Congress. Chairman Castro wrote the following statement on his election:
Jan 29, 2019 Press Release
Thirteenth Episode of “Diplomatic Cable” features House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16)
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode on priorities ahead for the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. Congress featuring Chairman Eliot L. Engel (NY-16).
Jan 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s Economic Impact Report on the Government Shutdown:
Jan 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a member of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Education and Labor Committees, and a member of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, today released the following statement in observation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day:
Jan 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment and arrest of former Trump campaign official Roger Stone:

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