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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Mar 8, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) joined all Democratic Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to confront the threat of Russian election interference and stop allowing Russian propaganda to go unanswered. In a letter to the Secretary, the lawmakers blasted the Department’s refusal to use $120 million provided to counter Russian propaganda and urged the Secretary to act against this threat to American democracy.
Mar 6, 2018
Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Ted Lieu (CA-33) urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to explain why the State Department has not used any of the resources Congress allocated with bipartisan support in 2017 to counter foreign propaganda designed to influence elections and undermine democracies. In the letter, the Congressmen ask the Secretary why State has not enacted Congress’s bipartisan directive to address foreign disinformation campaigns.
Mar 6, 2018
Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Joaquin Castro (TX-20), members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced H.R. 5167, the Foreign Service Officer Civil Relief Act.
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 press conference which called on House Republicans to uphold their oath of office and protect our elections at all levels of government:
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.

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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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