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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jun 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that states must issue licenses for and recognize same-sex marriages:
 

Jun 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court's decision upholding the legality of Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies for the 34 states, including Texas, that use the federal marketplace:

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Jun 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and fellow members of the Texas Democratic Delegation sent a letter urging U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (OH-08) to allow a vote on the reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Without congressional action, the Ex-Im Bank's charter expires on Tuesday, June 30. 

Jun 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced a resolution recognizing the third anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and calling for additional solutions to America's broken immigration system. 
 

Jun 2, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced an amendment to increase funding for police body cameras that passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. The amendment allocates an additional $10 million to the Department of Justice's Body Worn Camera Partnership Program and brings funding for that program up to $25 million. Rep.

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May 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and 135 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson calling for DHS to end its use of family detention facilities.

May 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Fifth Circuit denied the Obama Administration's emergency stay request to permit implementation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

May 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement on the severe weather moving through Texas:
 

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May 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) authored a space research amendment that today unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The amendment allows nonprofits that are conducting research on space science to collaborate with NASA on the problem of orbital space debris.

Apr 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), today issued the following statement after his vote in favor of passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 out of HASC:

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Photo Galleries

Nov 4, 2015 Photo Gallery

Today, before attending a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia’s escalation in Syria, I met with Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland to discuss this pressing issue.

Oct 23, 2015 Photo Gallery

Today the Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Ex-Im Bank, an agency that keeps American products and companies globally competitive. In Texas, Ex-Im assists 880 small businesses, 127 minority-owned businesses, and 58 women-owned businesses. The Bank’s charter expired earlier this year, and we’re already seeing impacts in Texas.

Oct 19, 2015 Photo Gallery

It was wonderful to speak with thousands of service-oriented individuals from across the country at Points of Light’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Folks who volunteer their time to help others do so because they understand and embrace the potential of our fellow Americans. President George H.W.

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Videos

Jan 28, 2014 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro shares thoughts on the State of the Union with the crew of Morning Joe and talks immigration, congressional gridlock, and a way forward for a bipartisan year of action and governance

Jan 24, 2014 Video

KABB Fox 29 in San Antonio highlights military service medal presentation by Congressman Joaquin Castro. In his first year as U.S. Representative, Castro's office was able to return over $1.2 million in lost benefits to constituents, including our veterans and their families.

Nov 15, 2013 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) discusses the latest moves to improve the Affordable Care Act, as well as share his thoughts on the need for Texas to expand Medicaid.

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