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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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May 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) authored a space research amendment that today unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The amendment allows nonprofits that are conducting research on space science to collaborate with NASA on the problem of orbital space debris.

Apr 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), today issued the following statement after his vote in favor of passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 out of HASC:

Apr 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Co-Chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus in the House and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement recognizing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s visit to Washington, D.C.:

Apr 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Michael McCaul (TX-10) today sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to lift the prohibition on U.S. crude oil exports to Mexico. Doing so would afford Mexico the same trade exemption granted to Canada thirty years ago. 

Apr 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced two cybersecurity amendments that today both unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The first amendment elevates the profile of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and highlights the cybersecurity work being done there.

Apr 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today introduced legislation to extend tax credits that will spur economic growth, boost job creation, and help hardworking Americans. The Tax Cuts for America Act would support veterans, teachers, businesses, and energy efficient projects by extending a variety of tax credits that expired at the end of 2014. 

Apr 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today sent a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske requesting data on federal efforts to secure the Texas-Mexico border. Rep. Castro released the following statement explaining the rationale behind this request: 

Apr 2, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after a framework to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon was announced. 

Apr 1, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today presented World War II veteran and San Antonio resident Paul Garcia with five medals to honor his military service. Rep. Castro awarded Mr.

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Mar 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The measure passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 392-37. 

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Photo Galleries

Jan 18, 2016 Photo Gallery

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.

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Jan 16, 2016 Photo Gallery

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.

Jan 13, 2016 Photo Gallery

I enjoyed meeting a group of Archer Fellows who stopped by my office today! These young Texans are doing great things in Washington this semester.

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Videos

Jul 10, 2014 Video

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.

Jul 4, 2014 Video

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.

Jun 26, 2014 Video

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.

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