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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Feb 25, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) today sent a letter to Commissioner Sid Miller, urging the Texas Department of Agriculture to apply to participate in a new federal pilot program seeking to increase the number of children who receive free and reduced price meals by simplifying the process states use to certify qualified students.

Feb 24, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Global Development Lab Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee and moved one step closer to consideration by the full House of Representatives. The legislation authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S.

Feb 19, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after the conclusion of Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae’s visit to San Antonio: 
 

Feb 10, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, today announced that Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, will visit San Antonio next week on Friday, February 19. 
 

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Feb 7, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after North Korea's long-range rocket launch:
 

Feb 1, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S.-Japan Caucus launched a website to showcase its members work to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship. In addition to the website, the Caucus will also begin periodically issuing a newsletter and will provide updates on Caucus members’ work using its new Twitter account, @USJapanCaucus

Jan 12, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act:
 

Jan 6, 2016

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after North Korea claimed to have successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test:
 

Jan 6, 2016

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced a $300,000 reimbursement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) for the Mission Reach project. SARA will return the funds to Bexar County, which was the primary funding source for the project.

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Dec 18, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2029, the FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill:
 

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Photo Galleries

Apr 2, 2016 Photo Gallery

This morning I spoke with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Conference in San Antonio about immigration, changing demographics in Texas, the U.S.-EU relationship, and the refugee crisis in Europe.

Mar 31, 2016 Photo Gallery

It was great to join David Gergen at The Institute of Politics at Harvard University for the America Adelante Conference. We had a timely discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing the Latino population in America as it grows in size and influence.

Mar 30, 2016 Photo Gallery

UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio is doing great work – particularly in the sciences – collaborating with Japanese researchers and universities. Today I visited UTSA and encouraged the school to continue and expand those partnerships. I also shared my thoughts on why the strong U.S.-Japan relationship is so important for our nations’ security and economic success.

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Videos

Apr 23, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro introduces his amendment to formally establish the UTSA-led National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium within the Department of Homeland Security.

Apr 23, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro introduces his amendment to H.R. 1731 to make self-assessment tools available to small and medium-sized businesses for determining their cybersecurity readiness.

Apr 10, 2015 Video

In Panama while attending the Summit of the Americas, Congressman Castro sits down with Andrea Mitchell to discuss the importance of the Summit and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.

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