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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Sep 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, authored an op-ed in the Foreign Service Journal making the case for a strengthened Foreign Service that maintains American engagement with our allies and promotes diplomacy and development in all corners of the world.
Sep 5, 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 issued the following statement recognizing the one-year anniversary of the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
Sep 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 announced over $2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA):
Aug 30, 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 consequences of NAFTA renegotiations with Mexico and Canada, and Latin America policy under the Trump Administration.
Aug 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, released a Diplomatic Cable episode on the investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election:
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:

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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 the nation’s recent investments in renewable energy, as well as the broader implications of a Chinese-backed canal construction project.

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.

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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