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:
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:
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.
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.
San Antonio, TX– Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement celebrating Cesar Chavez Day, March 31:
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.
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%:
This afternoon I had a great meeting with these researchers who described the awesome work being done at the Southwest Research Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.