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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Apr 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today the House Homeland Security Committee passed H.R. 4743, The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20).

Apr 14, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) will launch the first-ever Congressional Pre-K Caucus. Rep. Castro is a co-chair of the bipartisan group, which seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of early childhood education and promote policy recommendations to expand high-quality pre-k access in the United States.

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Apr 8, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after reports of a shooting at Lackland Air Force Base:
 

Mar 17, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 639, a Republican measure that would allow Speaker Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House in the U.S. v. Texas litigation challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration: 
 

Mar 16, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court: 
 

Mar 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to strengthen America’s cyber defenses. The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016 would give the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authority to formally establish the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) within DHS.

Feb 25, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) today sent a letter to Commissioner Sid Miller, urging the Texas Department of Agriculture to apply to participate in a new federal pilot program seeking to increase the number of children who receive free and reduced price meals by simplifying the process states use to certify qualified students.

Feb 24, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Global Development Lab Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee and moved one step closer to consideration by the full House of Representatives. The legislation authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S.

Feb 19, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after the conclusion of Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae’s visit to San Antonio: 
 

Feb 10, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, today announced that Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, will visit San Antonio next week on Friday, February 19. 
 

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Jul 15, 2015 Photo Gallery

Yesterday I met with a group of San Antonians who work for GE Healthcare. We discussed how crucial the Ex-Im Bank is for U.S. businesses, large and small.

Jul 14, 2015 Photo Gallery

This morning the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with Secretary Clinton to lay out our priorities for growing America’s economy and achieving much-needed comprehensive immigration reform.

Jul 9, 2015 Photo Gallery

Had the pleasure of meeting with a San Antonio student who is in Washington for the Running Start Young Women’s Political Leadership Program. She has a bright future and I look forward to seeing her in elected office one day.

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Videos

Sep 17, 2013 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro, 39, celebrated his birthday along with his brother, San Antonio mayor Julian Castro. The event, which took place at Pearl Stable in San Antonio, Texas, has been a tradition for the both of them since 2001.

September 16, 2013

Aug 28, 2013 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro [D-TX] was the youngest member of Congress to address the ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, commemorating the 'Dream' speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. on the same steps at the Lincoln Memorial.

Aug 15, 2013 Video

KVUE in Austin explores the prospects of electing a state-wide democratic candidate in Texas. Congressman Joaquin Castro is seen as a possible future contender, alongside San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and State Senator Wendy Davis.

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