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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jun 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding North Korea’s release of U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier: 

Jun 7, 2017

“Since the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has inserted himself into the FBI’s work, publicly commenting on an ongoing investigation and privately expressing his desire for the agency’s leadership to clear his name. These actions violate the Department of Justice’s independence, as did the President’s repeated requests for loyalty from the FBI Director.

Jun 2, 2017

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced two federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $500,000.00 to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). UTSA will receive funding under the Upward Bound Program, which provides key opportunities for students to succeed in the pursuit of higher education.

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Jun 1, 2017

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from participation in the Paris Climate Accord: 

May 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement agencies across the nation with the aim of reducing the use of force by and against police officers.

May 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement after the U.S. Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on members of Venezuela’s Supreme Court: 

May 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement:

May 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: 

May 9, 2017

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey:

May 8, 2017

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 into law: 
 

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Photo Galleries

Dec 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

I joined other members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee this morning to meet with France’s Ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud.

Dec 14, 2015 Photo Gallery

This morning, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell met with San Antonio leaders and discussed why it’s so important for folks in our city to enroll for healthcare coverage.

Dec 3, 2015 Photo Gallery

It was great to meet with folks from the Greater Austin Council of the Navy League of the U.S. this morning.

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Videos

May 9, 2014 Video

Congressman Castro said he is troubled by the allegations that Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals' officials in Texas tampered with wait lists of sick veterans. Castro wrote to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to ensure that there is a prompt face to face audit of the medical center get to the bottom of these allegations.

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Apr 17, 2014 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, joined representatives from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Broadway Bank in announcing $900,000 in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants that were awarded to housing projects in San Antonio.

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Apr 10, 2014 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses the latest House budget. The Ryan Budget passed by the House with only Republican support will be making it more expensive for students to attend college. Cutting access to higher education is cutting access to the middle class. That is why it is so important for students to watch what is happening in Congress and have their voices heard.

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