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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Nov 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $45,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support a healthy eating initiative for San Antonio children.

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Nov 14, 2015

San Antonio, TX - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Paris: 
 

Nov 6, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20), Mike Coffman (R-CO-06), and Jeff Denham (R-CA-10) introduced legislation aimed at reducing the number of women veterans who are homeless in America.

Nov 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after voting in favor of S. 1356, Revised National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Agreement: 
 

Nov 4, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul (R-TX-10) introduced the Global Development Lab Act of 2015, legislation that authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Global Development Lab.

Nov 4, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) today announced $2,779,683 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support affordable housing in San Antonio.

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Oct 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced an $874,826.44 reimbursement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) for the Mission Reach project. SARA will return the funds to Bexar County, which was the primary funding source for the project.

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Oct 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015: 
 

Oct 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 597, legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank's charter, which has been expired since June 30 of this year: 
 

Oct 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congressman Charles B. Rangel (NY-13) introduced legislation to promote diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity within the U.S. Department of State's workforce.

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Jan 7, 2016 Photo Gallery

I had a great meeting with Bread for the World about child nutrition and strategies we can pursue to end hunger here in the United States and overseas.

Jan 7, 2016 Photo Gallery

Earlier today I attended an Armed Services Committee hearing that explored ways we can increase efficiency in the defense acquisition process.

Jan 7, 2016 Photo Gallery

This morning in the Foreign Affairs Committee I voted in favor of legislation that will bolster our nation’s counterterrorism efforts. I also voted for a bill that aims to end certain dangerous tropical diseases.

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Videos

Jun 25, 2014 Video

Congressman Castro introduces the Pre-K for USA Act. The Pre-K for USA Act allows local education agencies and governments to apply directly to federal government for grants to develop and expand high-quality pre-K programs.

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May 28, 2014 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) spoke in support of H. Res. 599, urging the Government of the People's Republic of China to respect the freedom of assembly, expression, religion, and all fundamental human rights of its citizens, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations.

May 9, 2014 Video

During debate in the House Foreign Affairs Committee Congressman Joaquin Castro expresses concern about political unrest in Venezuela and encourages the United States to not stay silent and stand up for democracy and human rights.

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