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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jul 8, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after his vote in opposition to H.R. 5, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA):

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Jul 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee designated the San Antonio Missions a World Heritage Site:
 

Jun 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that states must issue licenses for and recognize same-sex marriages:
 

Jun 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court's decision upholding the legality of Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies for the 34 states, including Texas, that use the federal marketplace:

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Jun 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and fellow members of the Texas Democratic Delegation sent a letter urging U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (OH-08) to allow a vote on the reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Without congressional action, the Ex-Im Bank's charter expires on Tuesday, June 30. 

Jun 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced a resolution recognizing the third anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and calling for additional solutions to America's broken immigration system. 
 

Jun 2, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced an amendment to increase funding for police body cameras that passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. The amendment allocates an additional $10 million to the Department of Justice's Body Worn Camera Partnership Program and brings funding for that program up to $25 million. Rep.

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May 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and 135 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson calling for DHS to end its use of family detention facilities.

May 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement on the severe weather moving through Texas:
 

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May 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Fifth Circuit denied the Obama Administration's emergency stay request to permit implementation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

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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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