Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to declare unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act:
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the failure of the 2013 Farm Bill (H.R. 1947) in the U.S. House of Representatives:
San Antonio, TX – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] is leading a coalition of 27 Republican and Democratic Congressmen to urge the Pentagon to assess military infrastructure abroad before calling for painful cuts in military communities at home.
Texas has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation. Our state ranks 48th of 50 in teen pregnancies. Of additional concern, in 2010, Texas led the nation in the rate of repeat births, with 22 percent of girls ages 15-19 having a second child.
San Antonio, TX– Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement celebrating Cesar Chavez Day, March 31:
Today I joined tens of thousands of San Antonians for the nation’s largest march celebrating the life and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His message of unconditional love and peaceful conflict resolution remains so valuable as we continue to work for justice in our society.
This morning I joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for breakfast in San Antonio to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and discuss ways we can continue his work of strengthening our communities.
Representative Castro discusses the humanitarian crisis at the border as Congressional leaders continue to point fingers and stall on funding additional resources to handle the exodus of Central American children into the Texas border.
Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses how congressional gridlock has not allowed Congress to act on immigration reform and adequately respond to the influx of Central American children to the U.S. southern border.
Congressman Castro discusses the need for immigration reform. Castro says the current surge of unaccompanied minors making the dangerous trek from Central America to the U.S. could be mitigated by strong investments in the border and clear immigration policy delineated in the comprehensive immigration reform bills in the House and Senate.