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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas


Sep 25, 2014

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following an independent audit report that shows the corrupt practices of Governor Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund.

Aug 26, 2014

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) is highlighting the importance of Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) education as students in San Antonio head back to school this week.

Aug 1, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two anti-immigrant bills – the GOP Border Supplemental, and legislation that would revoke legal status for DREAMERS, including almost 100,000 Texans, which allows them to go to college and work:

Jul 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement welcoming Ivy Taylor as San Antonio’s Interim Mayor, as his brother Julian Castro resigns as Mayor to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:

Jul 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following the bipartisan confirmation of his brother Julian Castro as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Senate Confirmed Julian Castro as HUD Secretary with an overwhelmingly bipartisan 71-26 vote :

Jun 20, 2014

Washington, D.C—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20), Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Senator John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Global Development Lab Act [H.R. 4905/ S. 2502], which authorizes USAID’s U.S. Global Development Lab research-based work to help hundreds of millions of people lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

May 29, 2014

Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) offered an amendment to the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 1771) and made the following remarks during the House Foreign Affairs Committee consideration of the bill and amendment. Congressman Castro’s amendment was adopted unanimously by the Committee: 

May 28, 2014

Washington, D.C—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. The resolution passed by 379-1.

May 28, 2014

Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) spoke in support of targeted sanctions on Venezuela during U.S. House consideration of the Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act (H.R. 4587). The bill was adopted by a voice vote  by the U.S. House of Representatives. Below are his remarks as delivered:

May 22, 2014

Washington, D.C –Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, applauds the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435), which provides necessary authorities and $513.4 billion in funding provisions for our nation’s military.


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.



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.

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.

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.