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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Mar 12, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee, released the following statement this evening:
Mar 12, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined 139 other Democratic lawmakers in calling on President Trump to follow the letter and spirit of the law by imposing sanctions against those behind Russia’s attacks on American democracy. In a letter led by Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, the lawmakers underscored that President Trump has failed to punish those responsible for meddling in the 2016 election from overseas and has done nothing to prevent future attacks, which his Administration acknowledges are already underway.
Mar 9, 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:
Mar 8, 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:
Mar 8, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) joined all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to confront the threat of Russian election interference and stop allowing Russian propaganda to go unanswered. In a letter to the Secretary, the lawmakers blasted the Department’s refusal to use $120 million provided to counter Russian propaganda and urged the Secretary to act against this threat to American democracy.
Mar 6, 2018 Press Release
Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Ted Lieu (CA-33) urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to explain why the State Department has not used any of the resources Congress allocated with bipartisan support in 2017 to counter foreign propaganda designed to influence elections and undermine democracies. In the letter, the Congressmen ask the Secretary why State has not enacted Congress’s bipartisan directive to address foreign disinformation campaigns.
Mar 6, 2018 Press Release
Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Joaquin Castro (TX-20), members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced H.R. 5167, the Foreign Service Officer Civil Relief Act.
Mar 6, 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 joined a press conference which called on House Republicans to uphold their oath of office and protect our elections at all levels of government:
Mar 6, 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 joined a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Reform Chairman Tom Graves, and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Reform Ranking Member Mike Quigley urging them for increased funding for the Election Assistance Commission and money for state grants on election security.
Mar 2, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) joined all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in urging House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack and Ranking Member John Yarmuth to continue to reject the Trump administration’s cuts to the international affairs budget in Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019.

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