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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Mar 16, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court: 
 

Mar 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to strengthen America’s cyber defenses. The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016 would give the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authority to formally establish the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) within DHS.

Feb 25, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) today sent a letter to Commissioner Sid Miller, urging the Texas Department of Agriculture to apply to participate in a new federal pilot program seeking to increase the number of children who receive free and reduced price meals by simplifying the process states use to certify qualified students.

Feb 24, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Global Development Lab Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee and moved one step closer to consideration by the full House of Representatives. The legislation authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S.

Feb 19, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after the conclusion of Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae’s visit to San Antonio: 
 

Feb 10, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, today announced that Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, will visit San Antonio next week on Friday, February 19. 
 

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Feb 7, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after North Korea's long-range rocket launch:
 

Feb 1, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S.-Japan Caucus launched a website to showcase its members work to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship. In addition to the website, the Caucus will also begin periodically issuing a newsletter and will provide updates on Caucus members’ work using its new Twitter account, @USJapanCaucus

Jan 12, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 757, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act:
 

Jan 6, 2016

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after North Korea claimed to have successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test:
 

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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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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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