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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Oct 12, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after voting in favor of S. 585, legislation providing $36.5 billion of emergency disaster aid that passed the House of Representatives:
Oct 12, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and 21 fellow Caucus members sent a letter to Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13), and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), requesting the implementation of a temporary, two-year program offering assistance to foreign-born service members, including those who have been deported after their service. Rep. Castro and his colleagues ask for the program’s inclusion in either the legislative authorization or report language in the Conference Agreement to accompany the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Oct 8, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the release of the White House’s immigration policy priorities:
Oct 4, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $3,906,207.00 of federal funding from the Department of Education (ED) for the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) to support the development and implementation of practices designed to help principals and administrative team members more effectively improve student outcomes in diverse schools.
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Sep 28, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $299,570.00 to St. Mary’s University for a program that aims to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The award is from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) program Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) and provides a unique opportunity for institutions of higher education to establish multidisciplinary approaches to combatting these issues on campuses. The Campus Program efforts are designed to enhance victim services, implement prevention and education programs, and develop and strengthen security and investigation strategies in order to prevent, prosecute and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes.
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Sep 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a resolution introduced by Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) that recognizes the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and highlights member nations’ contributions to stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.

Sep 22, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $1,750,000.00 of federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA will use the funding to replace diesel buses with battery electric buses in San Antonio.
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Sep 20, 2017
Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $701,999.00 of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for three San Antonio universities for first-generation, low-income, or underserved students to pursue doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The grants are awarded through the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement (McNair) Program, one of the eight Federal TRIO Programs, which provide postsecondary educational support for qualified individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The institutions receiving the funding are Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
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Sep 12, 2017
The House of Representatives adopted two amendments offered by Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20). One amendment ensures funding for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program, and the second amendment provides a total of $25 million to the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) body-worn camera grant program for state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Both amendments are completely offset and do not increase the total funding level of the underlying spending bill.
Sep 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement after the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2375 to strengthen sanctions against North Korea: 

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Photo Galleries

Feb 19, 2016 Photo Gallery

Thank you to all the students learning Japanese at San Antonio ISD Tafolla Middle School who shared their studies with Ambassador Sasae and me today. I attended Tafolla when I was younger, and I’m proud that my middle school has such an impressive language program.

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Feb 19, 2016 Photo Gallery

It’s an honor to welcome Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae to San Antonio today – our city and Japan share strong economic and cultural ties. I’m grateful for all the work he and the Embassy of Japan in the USA do to bolster U.S.-Japan relations. We began the Ambassador’s visit by having lunch with local business, government, and community leaders.

Feb 16, 2016 Photo Gallery

I spoke at the City of Leon Valley City Council meeting tonight to share the constituent services my office provides and give a congressional update. Thanks to Mayor Riley and all the council members for having me.

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Videos

Feb 18, 2015 Video

Congressman Castro discusses the current immigration debate and the real families affected by our broken immigration system on MSNBC's All in with Chris Hayes.

Aug 14, 2014 Video

Congressman Castro discussed foreign affairs, as well as the latest on the intelligence community as part of ABC's This Week roundtable. Other panelists included David Remnick, Bill Kristol, and Greta Van Susteren. Hosted by George Stephanopoulos. (Part 2 of 2).

Aug 4, 2014 Video

Congressman Castro discussed the situation at the border, as well as immigration reform as part of ABC's This Week roundtable. Other panelists included David Remnick, Bill Kristol, and Greta Van Susteren. Hosted by George Stephanopoulos. (Part 1 of 2).

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