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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Apr 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today the House Homeland Security Committee passed H.R. 4743, The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20).

Apr 14, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) will launch the first-ever Congressional Pre-K Caucus. Rep. Castro is a co-chair of the bipartisan group, which seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of early childhood education and promote policy recommendations to expand high-quality pre-k access in the United States.

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Apr 8, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after reports of a shooting at Lackland Air Force Base:
 

Mar 17, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 639, a Republican measure that would allow Speaker Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House in the U.S. v. Texas litigation challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration: 
 

Mar 16, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court: 
 

Mar 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to strengthen America’s cyber defenses. The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016 would give the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authority to formally establish the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) within DHS.

Feb 25, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) today sent a letter to Commissioner Sid Miller, urging the Texas Department of Agriculture to apply to participate in a new federal pilot program seeking to increase the number of children who receive free and reduced price meals by simplifying the process states use to certify qualified students.

Feb 24, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Global Development Lab Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee and moved one step closer to consideration by the full House of Representatives. The legislation authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S.

Feb 19, 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 after the conclusion of Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae’s visit to San Antonio: 
 

Feb 10, 2016

Washington, D.C. – 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, today announced that Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, will visit San Antonio next week on Friday, February 19. 
 

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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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