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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Oct 8, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the release of the White House’s immigration policy priorities:
Oct 4, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $3,906,207.00 of federal funding from the Department of Education (ED) for the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) to support the development and implementation of practices designed to help principals and administrative team members more effectively improve student outcomes in diverse schools.
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Sep 28, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $299,570.00 to St. Mary’s University for a program that aims to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The award is from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) program Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) and provides a unique opportunity for institutions of higher education to establish multidisciplinary approaches to combatting these issues on campuses. The Campus Program efforts are designed to enhance victim services, implement prevention and education programs, and develop and strengthen security and investigation strategies in order to prevent, prosecute and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes.
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Sep 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a resolution introduced by Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) that recognizes the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and highlights member nations’ contributions to stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.

Sep 22, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $1,750,000.00 of federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA will use the funding to replace diesel buses with battery electric buses in San Antonio.
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Sep 20, 2017
Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $701,999.00 of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for three San Antonio universities for first-generation, low-income, or underserved students to pursue doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The grants are awarded through the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (McNair) Program, one of the eight Federal TRIO Programs, which provide postsecondary educational support for qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The institutions receiving the funding are Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
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Sep 12, 2017
The House of Representatives adopted two amendments offered by Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20). One amendment ensures funding for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program, and the second amendment provides a total of $25 million to the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) body-worn camera grant program for state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Both amendments are completely offset and do not increase the total funding level of the underlying spending bill.
Sep 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement after the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2375 to strengthen sanctions against North Korea: 

Sep 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and founding co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations), issued the following statement in advance of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to the United States: 
 

Sep 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and founding co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations), issued the following statement on the 40th Anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations:
 

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Aug 16, 2016 Photo Gallery

Thank you to the American Diabetes Association for stopping by my office and sharing your work that's particularly important for cities like San Antonio with high rates of the disease.

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Aug 16, 2016 Photo Gallery

It was great to meet with a German delegation visiting San Antonio through the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I find it very valuable to hear from folks who live in different countries, particularly in today's interconnected world.

Aug 11, 2016 Photo Gallery

Thank you to the Helotes City Council for having me at your meeting this evening. It was great to share a bit about my work in Congress for our community and take your questions.

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Videos

Sep 15, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro participates in a Foreign Affairs Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing on Nicaraguan democracy, and discusses our nations’ security cooperation and trade, as well as Russia’s and China’s involvement in Nicaragua.

Sep 15, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro participates in a Foreign Affairs Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing on Nicaraguan democracy, and discusses the nation’s recent investments in renewable energy, as well as the broader implications of a Chinese-backed canal construction project.

Jul 3, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro joins Alex Witt on MSNBC to discuss U.S. efforts to combat terrorism and the need for Congress to pass meaningful gun reform

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