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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jun 26, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to declare unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act:

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Jun 25, 2013
San Antonio, TX– Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act:
 
"The courts have found intentional voter discrimination and suppression in Texas as recently as this past year.
Jun 21, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the  failure of the 2013 Farm Bill (H.R. 1947) in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Jun 14, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 (H.R. 1960), which provides  necessary authorities and funding provisions for our nation’s military.
Jun 6, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the passage of an amendment to Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act [H.R. 2217] offered by Rep. Steve King [R-IA] that treat DREAMers, undocumented spouses of service members, and other immigrants in the same way as violent criminals.
May 24, 2013

San Antonio, TX – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] is leading a coalition of 27 Republican and Democratic Congressmen to urge the Pentagon to assess military infrastructure abroad before calling for painful cuts in military communities at home.

May 1, 2013

Texas has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation. Our state ranks 48th of 50 in teen pregnancies.  Of additional concern, in 2010, Texas led the nation in the rate of repeat births, with 22 percent of girls ages 15-19 having a second child.

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Mar 30, 2013

San Antonio, TX– Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement celebrating Cesar Chavez Day, March 31:

Mar 14, 2013

Washington, D.C.—Today, Bill Gates addressed the first bi-partisan meeting of the Freshman Class. Gates and his wife Melinda co-chair the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where they work to expand opportunity to the world’s most disadvantaged people by collaborating with grantees and partners.

Mar 8, 2013

San Antonio, TX – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the United States added 236,000  jobs to the economy in February and the unemployment rate decreased to the lowest level in four years to 7.7%: 

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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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