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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Nov 28, 2015

San Antonio, TX - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after yesterday's shooting in Colorado:
 
"I am deeply saddened that yet again our nation has suffered a tragic mass shooting. My prayers are with the victims and their families, and I hope that all those affected can find peace in the wake of such horrible tragedy.

Nov 18, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation that will help eligible education and government entities across the country access federal prekindergarten (pre-k) funding.

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Nov 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $45,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support a healthy eating initiative for San Antonio children.

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Nov 14, 2015

San Antonio, TX - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Paris: 
 

Nov 6, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20), Mike Coffman (R-CO-06), and Jeff Denham (R-CA-10) introduced legislation aimed at reducing the number of women veterans who are homeless in America.

Nov 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after voting in favor of S. 1356, Revised National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Agreement: 
 

Nov 4, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the Global Development Lab Act of 2015, legislation that authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Global Development Lab.

Nov 4, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) today announced $2,779,683 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support affordable housing in San Antonio.

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Oct 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced an $874,826.44 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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Oct 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015: 
 

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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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