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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Mar 4, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—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 Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee, today announced a $353, 414 National Science Foundation (NSF) award to a project led by Dr. Eric Brey and Dr. Amina Qutub at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). This project specifically supports undergraduate students by promoting engagement with biomedical engineering research to benefit our community’s active-duty military and Veterans.
Mar 1, 2019 Press Release
Fourteenth Episode of “Diplomatic Cable” features Ian Bremmer, President and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media and host of GZERO World
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 Committee, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode with Ian Bremmer, President and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media and host of GZERO World. The episode centers on the idea that our traditional world order is slipping away, and that no single power or group of powers sets the global agenda.
Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON– U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced legislation today to help address the most egregious forms of recent voter suppression by developing a process to determine which states and localities with a recent history of voting rights violations must pre-clear election changes with the Department of Justice. 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 Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee, was an original cosponsor of this legislation.
Feb 26, 2019 Press Release
“This is the most consequential vote we will take in a generation on the balance of powers between the Legislative and Executive branches of government”
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 Committee, today made the following remarks on the House Floor about the critical importance of maintaining the balance of powers and voting yes on the privileged resolution that would terminate President Trump’s fake emergency declaration (H.J.Res. 46):
Feb 26, 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 Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee, today made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the privileged resolution that would terminate President Trump’s fake emergency declaration (H.J.Res. 46) in a vote (245-182):
Feb 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and 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 Committee, will host a press conference today with House Democrats on the privileged resolution to terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration (H.J.Res. 46) ahead of tomorrow’s House vote.
Feb 22, 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 Committee, today made the following remarks following introduction of a privileged resolution that would terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration (H.J.Res. 46):
Feb 22, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Resolution Provides Congress Opportunity to Stop Trump’s Fake Emergency
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 Committee, released the following statement after officially introducing a privileged resolution earlier today to terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration (H.J.Res. 46):
Feb 20, 2019 Press Release
SAN ANTONIO—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 Committee, recently introduced two measures that would help U.S. Military veterans who have been negatively affected by exposure to toxic burn pits. Specifically, the Congressman introduced the Family Member Access to Burn Pits Registry Act of 2019 (H.R.1001) and the Burn Pits Veterans Revision Act of 2019 (H.R. 1005). This week, Congressman Castro will join Burn Pits 360 to highlight Veterans’ exposure to burn pits, relevant federal and state legislation, and recent Supreme Court decisions that may impact veterans affected by burn pits.

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