San Antonio, TX â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following the U.S. Supreme Courtâ€™s decision to deny gay marriage appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage. This decision ensures that gay marriages is able to proceed in 30 states, in addition to Washington, DC:
San Antonio, TX â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following an independent audit report that shows the corrupt practices of Governor Perryâ€™s Texas Enterprise Fund.
San Antonio, TX â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) is highlighting the importance of Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) education as students in San Antonio head back to school this week.
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two anti-immigrant bills â€“ the GOP Border Supplemental, and legislation that would revoke legal status for DREAMERS, including almost 100,000 Texans, which allows them to go to college and work:
Washington, D.C. â€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement welcoming Ivy Taylor as San Antonioâ€™s Interim Mayor, as his brother Julian Castro resigns as Mayor to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:
Washington, D.C. â€“Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following the bipartisan confirmation of his brother Julian Castro as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Senate Confirmed Julian Castro as HUD Secretary with an overwhelmingly bipartisan 71-26 vote :
Washington, D.Câ€”Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20), Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Senator John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Global Development Lab Act [H.R. 4905/ S. 2502], which authorizes USAIDâ€™s U.S. Global Development Lab research-based work to help hundreds of millions of people lift themselves out of extreme poverty.
Washington, D.Câ€”Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) offered an amendment to the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 1771) and made the following remarks during the House Foreign Affairs Committee consideration of the bill and amendment. Congressman Castroâ€™s amendment was adopted unanimously by the Committee:
Washington, D.Câ€”Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) spoke in support of H. Res. 599, urging the Government of the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China to respect the freedom of assembly, expression, religion, and all fundamental human rights of its citizens, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations. The resolution passed by 379-1.
Washington, D.Câ€”Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) spoke in support of targeted sanctions on Venezuela during U.S. House consideration of the Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act (H.R. 4587). The bill was adopted by a voice vote by the U.S. House of Representatives. Below are his remarks as delivered:
I'm grateful that Ambassador Caroline Kennedy met with the U.S.-Japan Caucus today to discuss security, trade, and other pressing issues.
I’m glad the Boys & Girls Clubs of America stopped by my office today to talk about their new program that supports military families.
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.
Congressman Castro introduces his amendment to education bill H.R.5 to improve the college readiness of homeless youth through increased access to counseling.
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.
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.