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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Oct 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced an $874,826.44 reimbursement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) for the Mission Reach project. SARA will return the funds to Bexar County, which was the primary funding source for the project.

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Oct 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015: 
 

Oct 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 597, legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank's charter, which has been expired since June 30 of this year: 
 

Oct 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congressman Charles B. Rangel (NY-13) introduced legislation to promote diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity within the U.S. Department of State's workforce.

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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.

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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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