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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Oct 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to remove offensive and inflammatory language characterizing immigrants as "aliens" from federal law. The Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act changes this terminology in U.S. code and federal agencies' materials and documentation.  

Oct 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in opposition of H.R. 702, legislation to lift the United States' ban on crude oil exports: 
 

Oct 1, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $500,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice for the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) to hire four additional officers. SAPD will receive the funding through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. 

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Sep 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 719, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 11, 2015: 
 

Sep 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement after the Department of Education recognized the Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA) in San Antonio as a National Blue Ribbon School: 
 

Sep 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (San Antonio), and Texas Rep. César Blanco (El Paso) today renewed their call for the Texas Legislature to prevent $350 million of health therapy cuts over two years from going into effect in Texas.

Sep 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced more than $2.1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education for four San Antonio colleges and universities to improve the educational attainment of Hispanic students.

Sep 22, 2015

Washington, D.C.  Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement after the Department of Justice awarded the City of San Antonio $1 million through its Body Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program to support the San Antonio Police Department’s purchase and use of body-worn cameras:
 

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Sep 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $250,000 in federal grants from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for San Antonio's Northside Independent School District (NISD) to support citizenship preparation services.

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Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Gene Green (TX-29) today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting the agency evaluate impending harmful Medicaid cuts scheduled to go into effect in Texas.

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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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