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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), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and representative for Military City USA, made the following statement at a press conference that shed light on the harmful effects burn pits exposure has on our military’s service members and veterans:
Jun 7, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and representative for Military City USA, introduced the bipartisan Family Member Access to Burn Pit Registry Act. This measure would allow a family member to participate in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry on behalf of a deceased veteran or service member which is currently prohibited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), enabling family members to document the experience of their loved ones while also helping the government analyze long-term health effects of burn pits exposure.
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 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 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 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:

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Photo Galleries

Jun 8, 2016 Photo Gallery

I met with Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vivian Balakrishnan. We had a productive discussion about the U.S.-Singapore relationship, conditions in the South China Sea, and the growing role of ASEAN nations in the world.

Jun 2, 2016 Photo Gallery

Congratulations to the KIPP University Prep class of 2016 and thank you for having me to your senior breakfast this morning! I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you accomplish in college and beyond.

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Jun 2, 2016 Photo Gallery

It was great to join the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce at Port San Antonio and provide an update on my work representing our city in Congress. From passing cybersecurity legislation to leading a bipartisan coalition committed to expanding access to pre-k, I’m always seeking to advance issues that matter to San Antonio.

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Videos

Mar 17, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro speaks against a House resolution that opposes President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

Feb 24, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro speaks in support of his Global Development Lab Act before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Feb 22, 2016 Video

Congressman Castro discusses hosting Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae in San Antonio where the two met with local leaders and visited a class of middle school students learning Japanese.

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