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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jul 13, 2018
Led by Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) joined 17 other Democratic members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today called on President Trump to cancel his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a letter, the Members expressed deep concern about the President meeting with Putin in light of recent events. Today, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military officers for attacking American democracy and hacking the 2016 U.S. election, and President Trump spent the week disparaging longstanding U.S. NATO allies.
Jul 13, 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:
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.

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Photo Galleries

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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