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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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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: 
 

Sep 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (San Antonio), and Texas Rep. César Blanco (El Paso) today renewed their call for the Texas Legislature to prevent $350 million of health therapy cuts over two years from going into effect in Texas.

Sep 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced more than $2.1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education for four San Antonio colleges and universities to improve the educational attainment of Hispanic students.

Sep 22, 2015

Washington, D.C.  Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement after the Department of Justice awarded the City of San Antonio $1 million through its Body Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program to support the San Antonio Police Department’s purchase and use of body-worn cameras:
 

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Sep 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $250,000 in federal grants from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for San Antonio's Northside Independent School District (NISD) to support citizenship preparation services.

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Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced a $250,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced the availability of  tickets to be present on Capitol Hill during His Holiness Pope Francis' visit to Washington, D.C. for residents of Texas' 20th District. 

Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Gene Green (TX-29) today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting the agency evaluate impending harmful Medicaid cuts scheduled to go into effect in Texas.

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Photo Galleries

Mar 9, 2016 Photo Gallery

Studies show that students who attend pre-kindergarten have better educational outcomes and are more likely to find career success.

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Feb 25, 2016 Photo Gallery


I met with French Ambassador Gerard Araud to discuss, among other issues, our nations’ security and humanitarian cooperation.

Feb 25, 2016 Photo Gallery

This morning Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. Department of State's priorities for the upcoming year. Topics discussed included unrest in the Middle East, global health crises like the Zika virus, and our efforts to promote economic security and social opportunities in Central America.

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Videos

Feb 25, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro reiterates the need to pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill and hold a separate debate on our country’s immigration system.

Feb 25, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro discusses the need to fund the Department of Homeland Security and the future of the President’s executive actions on immigration.

Feb 24, 2015 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro speaks on the House floor about the critical importance of meeting the deadline to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security.

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