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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas


Jan 23, 2013

Washington, D.C— Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released this statement following passage to of a bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States government [H.R. 325]: 

Jan 21, 2013

Washington, D.C.—Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.:

Jan 9, 2013

Washington, D.C— Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released this statement following the announcement of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis’s resignation from her post:

Jan 9, 2013

Washington, D.C-- Congressmen Joaquin Castro and Pete Gallego today announced that the United States Air Force has indicated Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is the preferred and reasonable host for the relocation of the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) and the Air Liaison Officer (ALO) training school.

Jan 4, 2013

Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20) was elected Co-President of the Democratic Freshman Class of the 113th United States Congress.

Jan 3, 2013

Washington, D.C.—Joaquin Castro was sworn in as the Representative of Texas Congressional District 20 for the 113th United States Congress.
During the ceremony, the freshman Congressman was joined by family, friends, and supporters who made the trip from San Antonio to Washington, D.C.


Photo Galleries

Dec 2, 2015 Photo Gallery

This morning I had a productive meeting with Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro about challenges and opportunities in the Western Hemisphere.

Nov 24, 2015 Photo Gallery

Today, I joined a bipartisan group of elected officials for a briefing on the security and infrastructure deficiencies at San Antonio’s John Wood Federal Courthouse. For years, I have pushed for federal funding to build a safe, structurally sound courthouse.

Nov 20, 2015 Photo Gallery

I took a fun tour of Huppertz Elementary School in San Antonio today and heard about the great work Teach For America teachers are doing there. I’m grateful for all the wonderful teachers in San Antonio, and I also appreciate the festive turkey hat some students I met today made for me.



Apr 2, 2014 Video

Congressman Castro discusses the importance of having access to affordable, quality health care in the United States during the debate to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 52nd. Hard-working Americans should have access to affordable, quality health care.

Mar 27, 2014 Video

Rep. Castro discusses the women's economic agenda in honor of women history month, March. When women succeed, America succeeds.

Mar 27, 2014 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses the need to use every tool possible, including a discharge petition, to ensure that the House of Representatives votes to fix our broken immigration system. Rep. Castro also discusses the need for bettering large bills, including the Affordable Care Act.