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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Mar 3, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the 2015 Fiscal Year: 

Feb 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the House failed to pass a three-week Continuing Resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security:

Feb 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today introduced an education amendment, which was rejected by House Republicans on H.R.5. The commonsense amendment would appoint a neutral ombudsperson in the Department of Education to ensure American students’ textbooks meet the high academic standards our young people need to succeed in their future pursuits.

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Feb 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement on the decision of a Texas U.S. District Judge in the case of the State of Texas v. United States of America: 

Feb 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) yesterday introduced legislation to promote and expand access to education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.

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Feb 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after news of the death of Kayla Jean Mueller, an American held captive by the terror group ISIS: 

Oct 9, 2014

San Antonio, TX-- Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after a federal judge in Texas found that the Texas voter ID law was intended to discriminate against minorities and declared it unconstitutional:

Oct 6, 2014

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny gay marriage appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage. This decision ensures that gay marriages is able to proceed in 30 states, in addition to Washington, DC:

Sep 25, 2014

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following an independent audit report that shows the corrupt practices of Governor Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund.

Aug 26, 2014

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) is highlighting the importance of Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) education as students in San Antonio head back to school this week.

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Photo Galleries

Sep 28, 2015 Photo Gallery

This afternoon I had a great meeting with these researchers who described the awesome work being done at the Southwest Research Institute.

Sep 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

Met with folks from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) about the need for more biomedical research to find treatments and cures for diseases like hydrocephalus.

Sep 10, 2015 Photo Gallery

It was great to meet with a group of students from Stanford University today!

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Videos

Oct 5, 2013 Video

In solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers in Texas and across the nation, Rep. Joaquin Castro announced Monday Sept. 30 that he would be donating his paycheck for as long as the government is shutdown.

Oct 2, 2013 Video

Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses the tactics the Tea Party has employed to hold the government hostage throughout the shutdown. Rep. Castro speaks of the positive effects of the Affordable Care Act in Texas.

Sep 30, 2013 Video

A look at the effects of a government shutdown on San Antonio, Military City USA. Representative Joaquin Castro opposes the hostage politics that are leading to a government shutdown, saying that the partisan environment has been bad for the country in every way.

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