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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jul 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today introduced a resolution recognizing the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee's designation of the San Antonio Missions as a World Heritage site on Sunday at the 39th Session of the World Heritage Convention in Bonn, Germany. 
 

Jul 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced an amendment to support young scientists and strengthen America's scientific workforce that passed the House of Representatives with a unanimous, bipartisan voice vote.

Jul 8, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after his vote in opposition to H.R. 5, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA):

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Jul 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee designated the San Antonio Missions a World Heritage Site:
 

Jun 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that states must issue licenses for and recognize same-sex marriages:
 

Jun 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court's decision upholding the legality of Affordable Care Act (ACA) subsidies for the 34 states, including Texas, that use the federal marketplace:

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Jun 23, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and fellow members of the Texas Democratic Delegation sent a letter urging U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner (OH-08) to allow a vote on the reauthorization of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Without congressional action, the Ex-Im Bank's charter expires on Tuesday, June 30. 

Jun 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced a resolution recognizing the third anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and calling for additional solutions to America's broken immigration system. 
 

Jun 2, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced an amendment to increase funding for police body cameras that passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. The amendment allocates an additional $10 million to the Department of Justice's Body Worn Camera Partnership Program and brings funding for that program up to $25 million. Rep.

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May 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and 135 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson calling for DHS to end its use of family detention facilities.

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Photo Galleries

Aug 25, 2015 Photo Gallery

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.

Jul 23, 2015 Photo Gallery

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.

Jul 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

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.

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Videos

Sep 27, 2013 Video

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.

Sep 24, 2013 Video

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].

Sep 23, 2013 Video

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.

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