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:
Washington, D.C.—Today, Bill Gates addressed the first bi-partisan meeting of the Freshman Class. Gates and his wife Melinda co-chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where they work to expand opportunity to the world’s most disadvantaged people by collaborating with grantees and partners.
San Antonio, TX – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the United States added 236,000 jobs to the economy in February and the unemployment rate decreased to the lowest level in four years to 7.7%:
Washington, D.C—Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement regarding the budget cuts scheduled to take effect today:
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement upon the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) [H.R. 11] in the House of Representatives:
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.
Earlier today I attended an Armed Services Committee hearing that explored ways we can increase efficiency in the defense acquisition process.
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.
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.
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.
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.