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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Oct 28, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (Del.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.), introduced the Global Child Thrive Act. The bipartisan legislation strengthens the implementation of policies that advance early childhood development internationally, which includes learning and physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development for children younger than eight years old.
Oct 17, 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 House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, released the following statement today after the passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings:
Oct 16, 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 House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.J.Res.77, the bipartisan joint measure condemning President Trump’s “foreign policy” in Syria:
Sep 27, 2019
WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and author of the resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration in February, today made the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass the second re-introduction of the same resolution to protect the Constitution against attacks from this Administration:
Sep 24, 2019
WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today released the following statement on impeachment
Sep 19, 2019
WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and author of the resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration in February, today re-introduced the same resolution to once again protect the Constitution against the onslaught of attacks from this Administration to build its border wall, and most recently, pull funds from national security priorities in order to do so:
Sep 18, 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 House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24), Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee, and member of the Ways and Means Committee, today introduced The Transparency for Transfer Students Act, legislation that ensures transfer students have better information on agreements from their schools, by clarifying what information colleges and universities need to publish on their websites and relevant publications regarding transfer agreements. It also guarantees that transfer students do not lose any credits when transferring to a new institution:
Sep 11, 2019
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Congressional Pre-K Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20); Congresswoman Katherine M. Clark (MA-05); and Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) announced that Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13) will be the newest co-chair of the Congressional Pre-K Caucus. This bipartisan group of lawmakers seek to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of early childhood education and promote policy recommendations and legislation in Congress to expand high-quality Pre-K access throughout the United States. Congressman Davis has served in the Congress since 2013, where he sits on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration:
Sep 4, 2019
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 Committees, today released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Administration will be moving forward with its allocation of military construction projects to fund the President’s border wall. $18.5 million will be pulled from San Antonio directly, deferring a project that impacts our readiness in Military City USA and beyond:
Aug 28, 2019
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 Committees, today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s promise to finish the border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election and fast-track billions of dollars’ worth of construction contracts, seize private land and disregard environmental standards, all the while promising to pardon subordinates of any illegal or potential wrongdoing to complete the work:

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Photo Galleries

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 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.

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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