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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Sep 25, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced $499,997 of federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) for research in developing machine learning techniques that investigate ways to prevent powerful cyber-attacks.
Sep 25, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement marking National Voter Registration Day:
Sep 25, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced $2,000,000 of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) towards the Center for Health Care Services (CHCS), the local mental health authority for San Antonio and Bexar County. This grant is intended to help CHCS expand their availability of integrated physical and behavioral health care in the San Antonio community.
Sep 18, 2018
Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), co-chairs and co-founders of the Congressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), introduced the Southeast Asia Strategy Act to enhance U.S. engagement in Southeast Asia and assure critical partners in the region of the United States’ strong support.
Sep 15, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today issued the following statement marking Hispanic Heritage Month:
Sep 14, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:
Sep 13, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode on U.S. foreign policy in disarray under President Trump featuring Council on Foreign Relations President Dr. Richard Haass:
Sep 13, 2018

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:

 

Sep 7, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Intelligence and Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ First Vice Chair; Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; and Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led 24 Democratic lawmakers in urging the U.S. State Department to halt all inappropriate denials of passports to U.S. citizens of Hispanic American descent. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Members specifically demanded that the State Department review this practice immediately following reports that passports were denied to Hispanic-American citizens along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
Sep 6, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led members of the Hispanic Caucus in asking Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the conditions at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas that led to the death of 18 month-old Mariee. Specifically, the letter urged Nielsen to direct the Office of the Inspector General to examine whether Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Service Corps provided the appropriate care for Mariee, whether overall care for detainees can be improved to prevent such tragedies moving forward, and for DHS to employ alternatives to detention.

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Sep 25, 2016 Photo Gallery

Today I was thrilled to congratulate San Antonio's champion Greater Helotes Little League team on winning the Softball Little League World Series and present them with a Congressional Record statement I made in their honor.

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Sep 21, 2016 Photo Gallery

This morning I met with representatives from the American Chamber of Commerce in China to discuss U.S.-China economic cooperation.

Sep 21, 2016 Photo Gallery

At an AtlanticLIVE briefing this morning, Congressman Buddy Carter, Steven Clemons, and I had a great discussion highlighting the bipartisan support that exists throughout the country for early education. Expanding our kids’ access to high-quality pre-kindergarten programs is an American priority that I’m proud to promote as a founding co-chair of the Congressional Pre-K Caucus.

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Videos

Feb 24, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro discusses the implementation of President Trump's immigration orders and the dangers those directives pose to Americans' civil liberties.

Feb 24, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, discusses the need to investigate allegations that White House staff pressured the FBI to cover up a story in the press.

Feb 21, 2017 Video

After meeting with ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan, Congressman Castro joins Chris Hayes to share his concerns about the Trump Administration’s expanded deportation efforts.

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