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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jun 7, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, made the following statement at a press conference on the separation of immigrant children from their families:
Jun 7, 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, this evening launched “the Diplomatic Cable,” which is a podcast highlighting critical foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States and the world.
Jun 4, 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, made the following statement:
May 24, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement in response to the President’s decision to cancel the North Korea summit:
May 23, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, had the following question and answer session with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing today on strengthening American diplomacy and reviewing the State Department’s budget, operations, and policy priorities:
May 23, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congressman Michael T. McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, urged President Trump to reconsider lifting penalties on the Chinese telecommunications firm Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE) on grounds that it poses a significant risk to U.S. national security. In response to the President’s announcement that he is working with President Xi of China to get ZTE back into business the United States, the lawmakers highlighted ZTE’s previous violations of U.S. statutory sanctions, and the risk it poses to U.S. national security and U.S. credibility.
May 17, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Congressman Michael T. McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, today welcomed the Foreign Affairs Committee’s approval of their bipartisan measure the Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (H.R. 4989), which would account for location-tracking consumer devices in U.S. embassy and consulate security policies.
May 16, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement:
May 15, 2018
Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, welcomed Amazon’s decision today to support the adoption of a policy that would allow qualified women and minorities to be considered for all board openings. On Friday, the Members wrote Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos expressing concern over Amazon’s Board of Directors recommended vote against a shareholder proposal that would implement the “Rooney Rule,” which requires qualified women and minority candidates be considered for director positions. The members wrote:
May 15, 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 $460,845 of federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support training undergraduate students in biomedical research:

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Photo Galleries

Jul 12, 2016 Photo Gallery

In the Foreign Affairs Committee, we heard from experts on human rights challenges around the world.

Jun 15, 2016 Photo Gallery

I was glad that some South San High School South San Antonio ISD students stopped by my office in Washington! It was great to see folks from home.

Jun 15, 2016 Photo Gallery

The keys to succeeding academically and athletically are the same: in both sports and school it’s important to know the fundamentals well, work hard to overcome challenges, and build a foundation of learning as early in life as possible.

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Videos

Jun 9, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro helps lead a Foreign Affairs Committee Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing on oil prices and energy security in the Americas.

Jun 8, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro testifies before the House Rules Committee on his FY 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations amendments seeking too allow the Library of Congress to move forward with its proposal to replace "illegal alien" in its subject headings system.

May 25, 2016 Video

It has been an honor to travel to Vietnam with President Obama over the past few days and meet with the nation’s political leaders, innovators, and workers.

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