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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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May 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S. Congressional Caucus on ASEAN and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement welcoming foreign ministers from Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states to Washington, D.C.:

Apr 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to more swiftly connect veterans in crisis directly with professionally trained responders through a confidential and toll-free hotline.

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Apr 10, 2017

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after a U.S. District Judge ruled that Texas’ voter-identification law was enacted with the intent to discriminate against black and Hispanic voters:
 

Apr 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after Chairman Devin Nunes announced he will step aside from leading the committee’s investigation into Russia:

Apr 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the Congressional Pre-K Caucus, introduced legislation that will help eligible local education entities across the country access federal prekindergarten (pre-k) funding.

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Apr 6, 2017

San Antonio, TX – Tonight, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement:
 

Apr 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus, released the following statement on North Korea’s ballistic missile test:

Mar 24, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after Republicans decided not to hold a vote on their healthcare reform legislation: 

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Mar 22, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), issued the following statement: 

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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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