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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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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:
Jan 24, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined the House Committee on Education and Labor as a third Committee assignment for the 116th Congress effective immediately. Chairman Castro issued the following statement:
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Jan 24, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the House Foreign Affairs, House Intelligence, and House Education and Labor Committees, and Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees, today reintroduced the Global Electoral Exchange Act (H.R.753). This bipartisan measure would authorize the Secretary of State to administer exchange programs for electoral authorities with overseas partners, promote best election security practices, and strengthen democratic institutions abroad.
Jan 23, 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 the tectonic shifts in the Middle East since the Arab Spring and the implications for U.S. foreign policy. This episode features Vali Nasr, former Special Advisor to President Obama’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and current Dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Jan 22, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement:
Jan 19, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today issued the following statement after President Trump offered to end the government shutdown in exchange for $5.7 billion for President Trump’s border wall and temporary protection for some DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients:
Jan 17, 2019
​WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report, which determined that thousands more children were separated from their parents than previously known. Specifically, this report found that HHS separated thousands of additional children before the public announcement of the zero-tolerance policy in April 2018 by former U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Chairman Castro said:
Jan 15, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement on the court ruling today that says U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated federal law in attempting to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census:
Jan 14, 2019

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement in response to Iowa Congressman Steve King’s racist statements to the New York Times:

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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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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 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 21, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro discusses the need to investigate fully the extent of communication President Trump’s White House and campaign staff have had with Russian officials.

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