Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed two anti-immigrant bills – the GOP Border Supplemental, and legislation that would revoke legal status for DREAMERS, including almost 100,000 Texans, which allows them to go to college and work:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement welcoming Ivy Taylor as San Antonio’s Interim Mayor, as his brother Julian Castro resigns as Mayor to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following the bipartisan confirmation of his brother Julian Castro as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Senate Confirmed Julian Castro as HUD Secretary with an overwhelmingly bipartisan 71-26 vote :
Washington, D.C—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20), Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Senator John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Global Development Lab Act [H.R. 4905/ S. 2502], which authorizes USAID’s U.S. Global Development Lab research-based work to help hundreds of millions of people lift themselves out of extreme poverty.
Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) offered an amendment to the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 1771) and made the following remarks during the House Foreign Affairs Committee consideration of the bill and amendment. Congressman Castro’s amendment was adopted unanimously by the Committee:
Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) spoke in support of H. Res. 599, urging the Government of the People’s Republic of China to respect the freedom of assembly, expression, religion, and all fundamental human rights of its citizens, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations. The resolution passed by 379-1.
Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) spoke in support of targeted sanctions on Venezuela during U.S. House consideration of the Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act (H.R. 4587). The bill was adopted by a voice vote by the U.S. House of Representatives. Below are his remarks as delivered:
Washington, D.C –Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, applauds the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 (H.R. 4435), which provides necessary authorities and $513.4 billion in funding provisions for our nation’s military.
Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 that would allow students with Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status to become eligible to apply to the U.S Military Academies. Currently, military academies accept international students from select countries every year.
Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) discussed the political unrest in Venezuela during House Foreign Affairs Debate on Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act (H.R. 4587). Below are his remarks as delivered:
Texas and my home city San Antonio have felt firsthand the positive impact of strong economic and cultural relations with Japan. Japan is a leader in foreign direct investment in Texas, and Japanese businesses support thousands of San Antonio jobs. This past week I was in Japan, where I had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S.
Yesterday I had a good meeting with JBSA Lackland’s 37th Training Wing about a variety of issues affecting the base, including military funding, community partnerships, and construction projects.
Today I presented two impressive San Antonio students with Congressional Award Medals. I’m proud of their service to the San Antonio community and I look forward to seeing their continued success.
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) speaks before the U.S. House of Representatives on the Affordable Care Act and Texans, congressional gridlock, and the importance of moving America forward.
Congressman Joaquin Castro [D-TX] said that he hopes "cooler heads will prevail" to avoid a government shutdown, after speaking at the Mighty Waters Conference in New York with Congressman Paul Tonko [D-NY].
Twin brothers, San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro and Mayor Julian Castro, are the clue for the San Antonio category in the historic American game show Jeopardy on Friday, September 20, 2013.