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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Dec 1, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) elected Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) to serve as the Caucus’ First Vice Chair. In this role, Congressman Castro will help steer the CHC’s legislative priorities. 
 

Sep 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5325 – Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 and Zika Response and Preparedness Act, 2016:

Sep 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA):

Sep 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Second Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led a letter to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez to answer several questions regarding a backlog of several hundred Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications.

Sep 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a five-year, federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education expected to total $5,325,975.00 to support St. Mary’s University’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. St.

Sep 27, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a $3,015,000.00 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Sep 21, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul’s (R-TX-10) legislation aiming to make the United States’ international development efforts more impactful and cost-efficient. The Global Development Lab Act (H.R. 3924), authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S.

Sep 16, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a $635,101.00 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

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Sep 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee passed H. Res. 851, a bipartisan measure – of which he is an original cosponsor – that calls attention to Venezuela’s current political, economic, social, and humanitarian crises:

Sep 14, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $1,427,034.00 of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to develop cost-efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipelines and storage infrastructure.

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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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