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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jan 30, 2019
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

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
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
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
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
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
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:
Jan 25, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today put out the following statement on the President’s announcement to reopen the government:
Jan 24, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and representative of Military City USA, asked the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to provide any information in their possession that relates to the link between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Alzheimer’s and dementia. In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, Congressman Castro specifically urged that there is good reason to believe PTSD may be linked with later development dementia, citing U.S. Department of Defense-funded research.
Jan 24, 2019
WASHINGTON—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) welcomes the appointment of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard as their champion to serve on the Smithsonian Institute Board of Regents. In response, CHC Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement:

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Jan 30, 2017 Photo Gallery

I joined the Texas Association of School Boards to discuss ways we can work together to strengthen public education in our state and create greater opportunity for our kids. 

Jan 28, 2017 Photo Gallery

The Affordable Care Act saves lives. San Antonians shared the ways the law has helped their families access the care they need, and Rep.

Jan 26, 2017 Photo Gallery

Japan is a critical security and economic partner to the United States. The new administration should build on the progress President Obama made in strengthening our nations’ relationship and demonstrate the United States’ commitment to our friend.

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Videos

Aug 10, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro joins Wolf Blitzer on CNN to discuss President Trump's alarming statements on escalating tensions with North Korea.

Jul 28, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro leads a moment of silence on the U.S. House of Representatives floor to honor 10 immigrants who passed away in San Antonio.

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Jul 28, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro speaks in support of legislation to provide the resources and authorization U.S. intelligence agencies need to carry out their sensitive and strategically critical work.

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