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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Apr 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Co-Chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus in the House and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement recognizing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s visit to Washington, D.C.:

Apr 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Michael McCaul (TX-10) today sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to lift the prohibition on U.S. crude oil exports to Mexico. Doing so would afford Mexico the same trade exemption granted to Canada thirty years ago. 

Apr 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced two cybersecurity amendments that today both unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The first amendment elevates the profile of the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and highlights the cybersecurity work being done there.

Apr 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today introduced legislation to extend tax credits that will spur economic growth, boost job creation, and help hardworking Americans. The Tax Cuts for America Act would support veterans, teachers, businesses, and energy efficient projects by extending a variety of tax credits that expired at the end of 2014. 

Apr 14, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today sent a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske requesting data on federal efforts to secure the Texas-Mexico border. Rep. Castro released the following statement explaining the rationale behind this request: 

Apr 2, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after a framework to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon was announced. 

Apr 1, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today presented World War II veteran and San Antonio resident Paul Garcia with five medals to honor his military service. Rep. Castro awarded Mr.

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Mar 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The measure passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 392-37. 

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Mar 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today issued the following statement after casting his vote against the House GOP’s budget. The measure passed the Republican-led House of Representatives 228-199. 

Mar 16, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Scott Peters (CA-52) led 71 other colleagues in a letter to President Obama, urging him to take concrete actions to help clear the green card backlog, improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants, and provide a critical shot in the arm for innovation and job creation.

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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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