Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced an amendment to increase funding for police body cameras that passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. The amendment allocates an additional $10 million to the Department of Justice's Body Worn Camera Partnership Program and brings funding for that program up to $25 million. Rep.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and 135 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson calling for DHS to end its use of family detention facilities.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Fifth Circuit denied the Obama Administration's emergency stay request to permit implementation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement on the severe weather moving through Texas:
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) authored a space research amendment that today unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The amendment allows nonprofits that are conducting research on space science to collaborate with NASA on the problem of orbital space debris.
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), today issued the following statement after his vote in favor of passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 out of HASC:
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Co-Chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus in the House and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement recognizing Japanese Prime Minister ShinzÅ Abeâ€™s visit to Washington, D.C.:
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Michael McCaul (TX-10) today sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to lift the prohibition on U.S. crude oil exports to Mexico. Doing so would afford Mexico the same trade exemption granted to Canada thirty years ago.
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced two cybersecurity amendments that today both unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The first amendment elevates the profile of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and highlights the cybersecurity work being done there.
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today introduced legislation to extend tax credits that will spur economic growth, boost job creation, and help hardworking Americans. The Tax Cuts for America Act would support veterans, teachers, businesses, and energy efficient projects by extending a variety of tax credits that expired at the end of 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Congressman Castro introduces his amendment to formally establish the UTSA-led National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium within the Department of Homeland Security.
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.
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.