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:
Washington, D.C â€“Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, applauds the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435), which provides necessary authorities and $513.4 billion in funding provisions for our nationâ€™s military.
Washington, D.Câ€”Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 that would allow students with Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status to become eligible to apply to the U.S Military Academies. Currently, military academies accept international students from select countries every year.
Washington, D.Câ€”Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) discussed the political unrest in Venezuela during House Foreign Affairs Debate on Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act (H.R. 4587). Below are his remarks as delivered:
Washington, D.Câ€”Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement and letter following allegations of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials in Austin and San Antonio of manipulating medical appointment data at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic and the North Central Federal Clinic in San Antonio:
Washington, D.Câ€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee voted against amending the Uniform Code of Military Justice to move prosecution of sexual assault cases in the military out of the chain of command:
Washington, D.Câ€“ Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $44.1 million for two military projects in San Antonio as part of the 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R 4486).
San Antonio, TX– On Tax Day, Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced the Cut Taxes for the Middle Class Act (H.R. 4469) to restore tax fairness for America’s middle class families. This bill extends 8 tax cuts that expired at the end of 2013 and are meant to lift Americans in a time of economic recovery.
Studies show that students who attend pre-kindergarten have better educational outcomes and are more likely to find career success.
I met with French Ambassador Gerard Araud to discuss, among other issues, our nations’ security and humanitarian cooperation.
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.
Congressman Castro reiterates the need to pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill and hold a separate debate on our country’s immigration system.
Congressman Castro discusses the need to fund the Department of Homeland Security and the future of the President’s executive actions on immigration.
Congressman Joaquin Castro speaks on the House floor about the critical importance of meeting the deadline to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security.