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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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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.

Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced the availability of  tickets to be present on Capitol Hill during His Holiness Pope Francis' visit to Washington, D.C. for residents of Texas' 20th District. 

Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced a $250,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Sep 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement agencies across the nation with the aim of reducing the use of force by and against police officers. The Police Reporting of Information, Data and Evidence (PRIDE) Act would require states to report to the U.S.

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Sep 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today sent a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Edward Royce (CA-39) calling for a congressional hearing on the Syrian refugee crisis. Hundreds of thousands of individuals have been displaced due to the violence and destruction of the four-year Syrian civil war.

Sep 1, 2015

San Antonio, TX - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding the fatal shooting of a San Antonio man by Bexar County Sheriff's deputies:

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Aug 28, 2015

San Antonio, TX - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), co-chair of the Congressional U.S.-Japan Caucus, issued the following statement after the conclusion of his five-day trip to Japan:

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Photo Galleries

Oct 9, 2015 Photo Gallery

Today I met with Texas Department of Transportation Commissioner Bruce Bugg and discussed ways to expand and improve Texas' infrastructure.

Sep 29, 2015 Photo Gallery

Today I discussed Chile and the United States’ economic relationship and shared commitment to democracy with Speaker of the Chilean House of Representatives Marco Antonio Nuñez Lozano and Chile’s Ambassador to the U.S., Juan Gabriel Valdés.

Sep 28, 2015 Photo Gallery

It was an honor to meet with members of Japan’s Diet today. We discussed ways legislators from our nations can work together toward our common security, energy, and economic goals.

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Videos

Oct 25, 2013 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) remains committed to reforming broken immigration system, saying that there was "overwhelming support" from the American public to pursue the issue.

Oct 17, 2013 Video

What we're doing today, we could've done on September 30th and avoided all of the pain that San Antonio and the country has gone through. The furloughed workers, the closed monuments, all of it could have been avoided. All of this had to do with politics.

Oct 17, 2013 Video

After sixteen long days for the 140,000 furloughed Texans and the thousands of Americans affected by the government shutdown, the Senate and the House finally voted to fund the government, get folks back to work, and pay our nation's bills. In the past couple of weeks, the American economy lost $24 billion before partisan politics were put aside.

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