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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Aug 9, 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, wrote a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Ronald D. Vitiello asking about the circumstances of a car accident involving several female immigrant detainees in Texas. This letter was issued following a response Rep. Castro’s office received which was inconsistent with the police report issued in the press, and specifically asks ICE to explain these discrepancies.
Aug 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 a CHC leadership letter to Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez requesting more information about the treatment of asylum-seekers by Mexican officials.
Aug 3, 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 $189,918.00 for research into innovative technologies for human joint braces:
Jul 30, 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 led a group of 8 bipartisan lawmakers in asking the Departments of Defense and State for more information after a video depicted what appeared to be members of the Cameroonian armed forces killing two women and their children after accusing the women of supporting the terrorist organization, Boko Haram.
Jul 27, 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:
Jul 27, 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 international condemnation of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, violence and root causes of migration from the Northern Triangle countries, and the Infrastructure of Diplomacy in the Western Hemisphere featuring Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro.
Jul 25, 2018
Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and Foreign Affairs Committee members Reps. Norma Torres (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Albio Sires (D-NJ), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) today demanded that Secretary Pompeo ensure that U.S. embassies work to reunite families forcibly separated by the Trump Administration. On Monday, the Administration admitted that as many as 463 of these parents have been deported out of the United States, while their children remain in U.S. detention facilities. In a letter to Secretary Pompeo, the Members underscored the need for the Department to coordinate efforts by our embassies to swiftly and safely reunify separated families.
Jul 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, led the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in requesting a meeting with Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that seeks to prosecute all immigrants who cross the border.
Jul 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 made the following remarks at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus press conference on the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunite all children between ages five and 17 with their loved ones:
Jul 25, 2018
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced a resolution condemning Vladimir Putin’s attack on United States officials with Reps. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX). The bipartisan resolution underscores the importance of defending U.S. officials from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats and emphasizes the U.S.’s commitment to combating Russia’s harmful attacks on our democracy.

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Photo Galleries

Sep 12, 2016 Photo Gallery

Members of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) recently stopped by my office and we discussed the challenges and opportunities for Texas' hospitality industry.

Sep 9, 2016 Photo Gallery

It was great to meet with Japanese legislator Karen Makishima about the U.S.-Japan alliance. Our nations’ partnership is absolutely critical to the security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region.

Sep 9, 2016 Photo Gallery

Today I joined my House colleagues for a moving and beautiful ceremony honoring the lives we lost 15 years ago on September 11.

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Videos

Feb 7, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro discussed his resolution calling on the Department of Justice to investigate whether President Trump and his Administration violated court orders related to the Muslim travel ban executive order.

Feb 2, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro explains why the Congress must censure the President if he purposely disobeyed court orders regarding the Muslim ban.

Feb 1, 2017 Video

Rep. Castro joined Chris Hayes and called for Congress to take action if President Trump intentionally disobeyed a court's order on the Muslim ban.

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