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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Sep 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a five-year, federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education expected to total $5,325,975.00 to support St. Mary’s University’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. St.

Sep 27, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a $3,015,000.00 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Sep 21, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul’s (R-TX-10) legislation aiming to make the United States’ international development efforts more impactful and cost-efficient. The Global Development Lab Act (H.R. 3924), authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S.

Sep 16, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a $635,101.00 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

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Sep 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee passed H. Res. 851, a bipartisan measure – of which he is an original cosponsor – that calls attention to Venezuela’s current political, economic, social, and humanitarian crises:

Sep 14, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $1,427,034.00 of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to develop cost-efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipelines and storage infrastructure.

Sep 13, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) together released the following statement regarding the Mexican-American history textbook considered during a public hearing before the Texas State Board of Education today: 

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Sep 11, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement commemorating the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001: 
 

Sep 10, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding the United States’ agreement with Russia to reduce violence in Syria: 
 

Sep 9, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement regarding North Korea’s fifth nuclear test explosion:

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Photo Galleries

Mar 23, 2016 Photo Gallery

Today I met with a group of impressive young Japanese women participating in the Tomodachi Leadership Program. They’re part of the next generation of leaders who will ensure the U.S.-Japan partnership remains vibrant and strong.

Mar 22, 2016 Photo Gallery

Today Secretary of Defense Ash Carter testified before the Armed Services Committee on the Department of Defense’s priorities for the coming year, namely its efforts to fight terrorism and keep the American people safe.

Mar 21, 2016 Photo Gallery

A group of CHCI fellows, alumni, and staff will be traveling to Japan tomorrow as part of a cultural exchange program with the nation. Tonight, Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae was kind enough to host a sendoff reception in advance of the trip.

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Videos

Apr 6, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armed Services Committee, discusses the role Congress will have as nuclear negotiations with Iran move forward.

Mar 3, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro discusses the passage of a clean, long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, and offers his thoughts on Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to Congress.

Feb 27, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro discusses Congress' failure to pass short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

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