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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Sep 13, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) together released the following statement regarding the Mexican-American history textbook considered during a public hearing before the Texas State Board of Education today: 

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Sep 11, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement commemorating the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001: 
 

Sep 10, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding the United States’ agreement with Russia to reduce violence in Syria: 
 

Sep 9, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement regarding North Korea’s fifth nuclear test explosion:

Sep 7, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after the House passed H. Res.

Sep 7, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) President Dr. Ricardo Romo announced his retirement at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year:  

Sep 1, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) renewed $4,040,000.00 of federal funding for the non-profit agency Family Endeavors.

Aug 26, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a $3,279,208.00 grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) for the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). The DOE funding will support an SwRI project to make coal-based power generation more efficient, cleaner, and less expensive.

Aug 25, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding the City of San Antonio’s proposed contract with the San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA): 
 

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Aug 25, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced a three-year $763,417.00 federal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Northwest Vista College’s proposed Alamo Institute for Materials Technology (AIMTEC) project, which will address Texas’ urgent nanotechnology workforce development needs that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ide

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Photo Galleries

Jan 22, 2016 Photo Gallery

Earlier today I helped celebrate the grand opening of the George Gervin Retirement Apartments. This community provides an affordable place for elderly and disabled San Antonians to live. It was great to visit with folks and welcome them to their new home.

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Jan 21, 2016 Photo Gallery

This afternoon I toured Northside ISD's Construction Careers Academy, where students receive a high-quality education and learn skills for careers in engineering, carpentry, architecture, and an array of other in-demand fields. I’m so proud of the young people I met today – they’re poised to achieve great things and make valuable contributions to San Antonio’s economy.

Jan 19, 2016 Photo Gallery

Thank you to City Councilman Cris Medina for hosting tonight’s town hall. It was great to join State Senator José Menéndez, State Rep. Justin Rodriguez, State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, and County Commissioner Paul Elizondo to share how our offices are serving folks in San Antonio.

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Videos

Aug 1, 2014 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses how the arrival of thousands of children from Central America to the U.S. southern border has shown the best and worst of America and brought into question who we consider refugees. There are armed militias at the border, but there have also been a lot of donations from kind hearted Americans.

Jul 31, 2014 Video

The Republicans in the House of Representatives did not have support from the Tea Party wing, so they decided not to vote on an emergency funding bill in response to the humanitarian crisis at the border. Rep. Castro explains what he hopes happens next---compromise.

Jul 13, 2014 Video

Congressman Castro discusses the humanitarian crisis at the border with David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press. Castro says that the U.S. needs to decide who will be considered a refugee in the 21st century, argues many of the children coming from Central America would qualify for asylum.

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