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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jan 8, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following response to the President’s address tonight on the government shutdown:
Jan 7, 2019
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, led a congressional delegation to Alamogordo Border Patrol Station to investigate the circumstances surrounding Felipe Gomez Alonzo’s death. He was joined by Congresswoman Xotchil Torres Small (NM-02); Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR); House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY-10), House Democratic Policy and Communications Chair David Cicilline (RI-01), Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32), Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44); Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24); and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16).
Jan 4, 2019
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—On Monday, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Joaquin Castro (TX-20) will lead a delegation to Alamogordo, New Mexico to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Felipe Gomez Alonzo in U.S. CBP custody. Following the tour of the facility, the Members will brief the press on how these stations are equipped to protect the health and safety of those seeking refuge at our borders.
Jan 4, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, reintroduced the Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (H.R.115). This bipartisan measure, which was authored with House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael T. McCaul (TX-20), requires the State Department to account for location-tracking consumer devices in the broader U.S. embassy and consulate security policies:
Jan 3, 2019
​WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-10), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to release the text and details of the any arrangement between the United States and Mexico on the Remain in Mexico policy announced recently by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Dec 27, 2018
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Chairman-Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee issued the following joint statement calling for the preservation of all evidence related to the two child deaths in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, as well as announcing they will conduct hearings and oversight in the new Congress into those deaths and conditions in those facilities generally:
Dec 25, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:
Dec 20, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:
Dec 20, 2018
SAN ANTONIO—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today announces the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is awarding the Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio with a Head Start grant to support a Head Start and Early Head Start program on the Southside of San Antonio.
Dec 20, 2018
SAN ANTONIO—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today welcomed two awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for humanities projects focused on the creation of a digital archive of oral histories of women in the military and the role of public works in shaping municipal power in Spain led by professors at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

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Photo Galleries

Jan 14, 2017 Photo Gallery

For Texas to reach its economic potential, all our students must have the opportunity to achieve educational and professional success.

Jan 10, 2017 Photo Gallery

It’s an honor to be the new CHCI Chair.

Jan 5, 2017 Photo Gallery

I’m looking forward to a productive Congress with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. It’s an honor to serve as our organization’s First Vice Chair.

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Videos

Jul 19, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro joins Erin Burnett on CNN to discuss the future of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia.

Jul 13, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro joins Jim Acosta on CNN to discuss Donald Trump Jr.’s decision to meet with an adversary of the United States seeking to influence our election.

Jun 28, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro asks UN Ambassador Nikki Haley who the American people and our allies can trust reliably speaks for President Trump on foreign policy matters during a hearing with the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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