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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jan 24, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined the House Committee on Education and Labor as a third Committee assignment for the 116th Congress effective immediately. Chairman Castro issued the following statement:
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Jan 24, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the House Foreign Affairs, House Intelligence, and House Education and Labor Committees, and Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees, today reintroduced the Global Electoral Exchange Act (H.R.753). This bipartisan measure would authorize the Secretary of State to administer exchange programs for electoral authorities with overseas partners, promote best election security practices, and strengthen democratic institutions abroad.
Jan 23, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode on the tectonic shifts in the Middle East since the Arab Spring and the implications for U.S. foreign policy. This episode features Vali Nasr, former Special Advisor to President Obama’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and current Dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Jan 22, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement:
Jan 19, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today issued the following statement after President Trump offered to end the government shutdown in exchange for $5.7 billion for President Trump’s border wall and temporary protection for some DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients:
Jan 17, 2019
​WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report, which determined that thousands more children were separated from their parents than previously known. Specifically, this report found that HHS separated thousands of additional children before the public announcement of the zero-tolerance policy in April 2018 by former U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Chairman Castro said:
Jan 15, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement on the court ruling today that says U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated federal law in attempting to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census:
Jan 14, 2019

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement in response to Iowa Congressman Steve King’s racist statements to the New York Times:

Jan 9, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, last evening gave a quick reaction to the President’s government shutdown address on Facebook live. Following his reaction, he had a discussion with staff debunking some of the falsehoods the President claimed:
Jan 8, 2019
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led a congressional delegation to Alamogordo Border Patrol Station to investigate the circumstances surrounding Felipe Gomez Alonzo’s death. He was joined by Congresswoman Xotchil Torres Small (NM-02); Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR); House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), House Democratic Policy and Communications Chair David Cicilline (RI-01), Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32), Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44); Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24); and CHC Freshman Representative Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16). Following their investigation of Felipe’s journey, the Members briefed the press on how these stations are equipped to protect the health and safety of those seeking refuge at our borders:

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Photo Galleries

Jan 23, 2017 Photo Gallery

I joined several of my colleagues for a hearing on business at the southern border, and am grateful that Robert McKinley from the UTSA Institute for Economic Development attended to share h

Jan 18, 2017 Photo Gallery

I joined Port San Antonio to celebrate Kelly Field’s centennial and highlight the former base’s 100 years of economic contributions to our city.

Jan 17, 2017 Photo Gallery

I joined SAReads to discuss the power of reading and importance of getting books in our kids’ hands. Together, we can increase literacy in San Antonio.

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Videos

Jul 25, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro speaks on the House Floor in support of legislation that expands and strengthens sanctions on Russia.

Jul 20, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro joins The Situation Room on CNN to discuss developments in the House Intelligence Committee's Investigation into Russia.

Jul 19, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro discusses the President’s FY 2018 budget proposal that makes deep cuts to our nation’s global food security efforts at a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing.

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