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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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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.

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: 
 

Oct 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 597, legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank's charter, which has been expired since June 30 of this year: 
 

Oct 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congressman Charles B. Rangel (NY-13) introduced legislation to promote diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity within the U.S. Department of State's workforce.

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Oct 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to remove offensive and inflammatory language characterizing immigrants as "aliens" from federal law. The Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act changes this terminology in U.S. code and federal agencies' materials and documentation.  

Oct 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in opposition of H.R. 702, legislation to lift the United States' ban on crude oil exports: 
 

Oct 1, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $500,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice for the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) to hire four additional officers. SAPD will receive the funding through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. 

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Sep 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 719, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 11, 2015: 
 

Sep 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement after the Department of Education recognized the Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA) in San Antonio as a National Blue Ribbon School: 
 

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Photo Galleries

Mar 17, 2016 Photo Gallery

I'm grateful that Ambassador Caroline Kennedy met with the U.S.-Japan Caucus today to discuss security, trade, and other pressing issues.

Mar 15, 2016 Photo Gallery

I’m glad the Boys & Girls Clubs of America stopped by my office today to talk about their new program that supports military families.

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Mar 15, 2016 Photo Gallery

The Zika virus outbreak in the Western Hemisphere is extremely concerning. Already, more than 20 cases have been confirmed in Texas. This morning I spoke with the Inter-American Dialogue about the importance of U.S.

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Videos

Feb 26, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro introduces his amendment to education bill H.R.5 to improve the college readiness of homeless youth through increased access to counseling.

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Feb 26, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro introduces his amendment to education bill H.R.5 that would appoint a neutral ombudsperson in the Department of Education to address K-12 student textbook standards and concerns.

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Feb 26, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro offers his reactions to the President's town hall on immigration and emphasizes the need to secure the homeland against ISIS and other terrorist threats.

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