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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Sep 6, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led members of the Hispanic Caucus in asking Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the conditions at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas that led to the death of 18 month-old Mariee. Specifically, the letter urged Nielsen to direct the Office of the Inspector General to examine whether Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Health Service Corps provided the appropriate care for Mariee, whether overall care for detainees can be improved to prevent such tragedies moving forward, and for DHS to employ alternatives to detention.
Sep 6, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, made the following statement after the Trump Administration’s preparation to withdraw from the Flores Settlement Agreement and circumvent limits on the government’s ability to hold minors in immigration detention:
Sep 6, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Intelligence, and Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11), a member of the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Transportation and Infrastructure and Foreign Affairs, welcomed the unanimous passage of their bipartisan measure, the Global Electoral Exchange Act (H.R. 5274). This legislation would authorize the Secretary of State to administer exchange programs for electoral authorities between the United States and overseas partners to promote best practices and strengthen electoral institutions and democracies abroad.
Sep 5, 2018
Founding co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN and members of the House Foreign Affairs Committees Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02) today urged Myanmar to commute the sentences of two Reuters journalists who have been sentenced to seven years of jail time for investigating the Rohingya massacres. In a letter to Aung San Suu Kyi, the members urged the State Counsellor to adhere to the principles of democracy, including a free and independent press that can report on government abuses such as the Rohingya massacres.
Sep 5, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Financial Services Committee; and Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and House Armed Services Committee, today introduced the Global Small Business Network Act which would support the establishment of small business development centers internationally and promote international commerce.
Sep 5, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced $2 million of federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to VIA Metropolitan Transit for the purchase of 8 electric buses to replace diesel vehicles dedicated to downtown operations.
Sep 5, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, authored an op-ed in the Foreign Service Journal making the case for a strengthened Foreign Service that maintains American engagement with our allies and promotes diplomacy and development in all corners of the world.
Sep 5, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today issued the following statement recognizing the one-year anniversary of the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
Sep 5, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today announced over $2.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA):
Aug 30, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode on consequences of NAFTA renegotiations with Mexico and Canada, and Latin America policy under the Trump Administration.

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Photo Galleries

Jan 3, 2017 Photo Gallery

It was great to have my family with me for the swearing in of the 115th Congress. It’s an honor to represent San Antonians and our city in the House of Representatives.

Dec 21, 2016 Photo Gallery

Lifelong Texan Corporal Anselmo Castro bravely served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Sadly, Corporal Castro passed away this fall, but I was honored to present his family with five medals he earned during his service.

Dec 10, 2016 Photo Gallery

The San Antonio community has shown tremendous support for the recent wave of women and children who have been released from family detention centers in the region. I joined RAICES to thank our city for its compassion and to discuss ways we can continue to assist these folks in need.

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Videos

Jun 21, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro asked former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson about the security protecting our nation’s voting systems.

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Jun 20, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro speaks on the House floor in support of legislation that would enable more women to be involved in conflict prevention and resolution negotiations.

Jun 16, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro seeks reassurance from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the State Department and White House are coordinated in their foreign policy discussions and decisions.

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