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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Mar 6, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today joined a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Reform Chairman Tom Graves, and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Reform Ranking Member Mike Quigley urging them for increased funding for the Election Assistance Commission and money for state grants on election security.
Mar 2, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) joined all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in urging House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack and Ranking Member John Yarmuth to continue to reject the Trump administration’s cuts to the international affairs budget in Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019.
Feb 26, 2018
Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) urged the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency to take immediate action to eradicate sexual assault and abuse in its detention centers. Their letter, which was joined by more than 40 colleagues, requests ICE officials to direct an investigation into its handling of sexual assault cases in Texas immigration detention facilities, share the results of this investigation with Members of Congress, and conduct an expedited Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit of T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, where Laura Monterrosa, a 23-year old asylum seeker from El Salvador allegedly faced retaliation from ICE guards after filing a complaint of repeated sexual abuse by a female guard.
Feb 24, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement:
Feb 23, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today released the following statement:
Feb 20, 2018

Washington, D.C.—Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Eliot L.

Feb 16, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement:
Feb 15, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today welcomed the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) $110,250 research grant to the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) for ultra-low power computing for next generation implantable smart cardiac pacemakers.
Feb 14, 2018
Congressional Hispanic Caucus leadership today urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer to find a permanent, narrow, bipartisan legislative solution for Dreamers as quickly as possible.
Feb 13, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement after Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats’s comments that Russia will likely interfere in our 2018 midterm elections:

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Photo Galleries

Sep 8, 2016 Photo Gallery

Thank you to Japanese legislator Kokuba Konosuke for meeting with me about our nations’ strong partnership. As co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-Japan Caucus in Congress, I always appreciate the opportunity to meet with my counterparts from Japan and discuss ways our countries can grow our economic engagement and ensure security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sep 8, 2016 Photo Gallery

Thank you to my fellow Pre-K Caucus co-chair Congresswoman Katherine Clark and panelists from Champions for America's Future, PBS KIDS, and Reach Out and Read for participating in today’s event on the importance of early learning both in and outside the classroom.

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Sep 7, 2016 Photo Gallery

It was a pleasure to meet with Mexican Ambassador Carlos M. Sada to discuss our nations’ friendship, strong economic partnership, and commitment to immigration reform.

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Videos

Jan 13, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro discusses the need to determine who exactly was involved in the Russia hack and respond strongly to prevent future attacks.

Dec 18, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro discussed the need to determine whether any Americans cooperated with the reported Russian interference in our nation's election.

Dec 12, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, discusses reports of Russian interference in the U.S. election.

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