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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jul 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 NATO summit and upcoming Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finlan
Jul 11, 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, and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology, introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and specifically within physics (H.Res. 988). This resolution also expresses support for national efforts such as the American Physical Society’s (APS) Bridge Program for its work toward increasing the number of underrepresented minorities earning physics doctoral degrees.
Jul 11, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, had the following question and answer session with State Department’s Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Western Hemisphere Affairs Bureau Kenneth H. Merten and USAID’s Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Sarah-Ann Lynch at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing today on Trump’s Latin America policy:
Jul 10, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, made the following remarks at a press conference with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), Define American, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) , Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) shedding light on the Administration’s brutal zero-tolerance policy that led to the separation of migrant children from their families and failure to meet the July 10th deadline set by Judge Dana Sabraw that would swiftly reunite these children with their families.
Jul 10, 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 joined 43 other House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Armed Services Committee Democrats in a joint statement on President Trump’s attendance at the NATO Summit and his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Jul 5, 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 $500,000 of federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support strengthening cyberinfrastructure:
Jul 5, 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 $499,992 of federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the University of Texas-San Antonio’s research into scalability issues involving in multi-core processors:
Jul 5, 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 the Trump Administration that touches upon the President’s decision to lift penalties on Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE, how to bring foreign leaders to the diplomatic table, the role of women in fostering peace and security in conflict, and the possibility of mutual defense agreements in cyberspace.
Jul 3, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s conclusions released today on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election:
Jun 28, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on intelligence, and Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Homeland Security Committee, today welcomed approval by the Foreign Affairs Committee of their bipartisan measure, the Rescuing Animals with Rewards Act (H.R. 6197).

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Photo Galleries

Aug 29, 2016 Photo Gallery

As a member of Congress, I worked with the San Antonio Police Department and the Department of Justice to secure a $1 million federal grant for SAPD body cameras. But we need more than just cameras to ensure law enforcement performs according to the high standards we expect of them. Today, Councilman Rey Saldaña and I called for greater accountability in the city’s proposed police contract.

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Aug 23, 2016 Photo Gallery

Today I spoke at the Air Force Sergeants Association's convention in San Antonio about ways to support the men and women of the United States Air Force, our nation’s veterans, and our military’s readiness.

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Aug 16, 2016 Photo Gallery

Had a good meeting with Israel's Houston Consul General, Ambassador Eitan Levon, about our nations' partnership.

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Videos

Dec 2, 2016 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro spoke on the House floor in honor of SAPD Detective Benjamin Marconi. 

Dec 1, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro spoke on the House floor about the DACA program and the need to protect DREAMers under the law.

Sep 21, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro spoke on the House floor in support of his legislation, The Global Development Lab Act. 

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