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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jun 24, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding the United Kingdom’s European Union referendum results: 
 

Jun 23, 2016

Washington, D.C – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling in United States v. Texas, the case concerning the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs:

Jun 22, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, released the following statement on North Korea’s ballistic missile tests: 
 

Jun 9, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) took to the House floor where he requested a point of order and brought attention to House Republicans’ campaign to force the Library of Congress to continue its use of the offensive term “illegal alien” in its subject headings system.

Jun 8, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the House Committee on Rules rejected his FY 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations amendment seeking to allow the Library of Congress to move forward with its proposal to replace “illegal alien” in its subject headings system: 

May 27, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the Hiroshima memorial: 
 

May 18, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after his vote in opposition to H.R. 5243, the Zika Response Appropriations Act, 2016:

May 16, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Joaquin Castro’s (TX-20) bill to bolster our nation’s cyber defenses and keep local communities safe from attacks. Rep. Castro’s legislation, H.R.

May 16, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Second Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, urging them to strike a provision from the FY2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill that would require the Library of Congress to use the terms “aliens” and “illegal aliens” in its subject headings.

May 2, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ decision to grant a temporary, 15-month extension for Texas’ 1115 Medicaid Waiver: 

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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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