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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jan 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Today, Thursday, January 16th, 2014 U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Investing IN States To Achieve Tuition Equity (IN-STATE) for Dreamers Act of 2014.

Jan 15, 2014
Washington, D.C— Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan $1.012 trillion omnibus bill,  funding agencies for Fiscal Year 2014. The funding bill passed with 359 Representatives voting in favor and 67 voting against.   
 
Jan 8, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] along with a group of bipartisan legislators wrote a letter today to urge the powerful House Appropriations Committee to provide adequate funding for Federal Buildings Fund construction in FY 2014 before the January 15 funding deadline.
Jan 7, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released the following statement applauding the Senate's vote to begin debate on a  bipartisan extension of unemployment insurance and calling on the House to take up the vote:
 
Dec 27, 2013
San Antonio, TX – 1.3 million Americans, including over 64,000 Texans, are losing all of their federal unemployment insurance tomorrow, December 28. An additional 106,900 Texans will lose their unemployment insurance in the first 6 months of 2014. Rep.
Dec 12, 2013
San Antonio, TX–Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released the following statement in support of the reauthorization of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which provides necessary authorities and important funding provisions for our nation’s military.
Dec 12, 2013
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released the following statement in support for the Farm Bill extension, which passed with unanimous support in the U.S. House of Representatives:
 
Oct 16, 2013
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted in favor to re-open the government and pay the nation’s bills, 285-144: 
 
Oct 16, 2013
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Joaquin Castro today called on the House to reach a responsible solution to end the government shutdown and avoid a default citing the detrimental effects a default would have on Texans.
 
Oct 12, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro today announced that he signed a petition to reopen the government. This congressional procedure allows a majority of members to force a vote on a bill to fully fund the government.
 

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Photo Galleries

Jul 9, 2015 Photo Gallery

This morning I met with the Congressional Study Group on Europe and members of Germany’s parliament to discuss pressing issues in the European Union.

Jun 25, 2015 Photo Gallery

This morning I joined the Institute for Higher Education Policy and Texas Guaranteed to discuss the importance of making higher education in America affordable and accessible for our students.

Jun 24, 2015 Photo Gallery

I’m glad I had a chance to speak with Admiral Dennis Blair of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA about the importance of the U.S.-Japan economic and security relationship.

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Videos

Jul 18, 2013 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro answers a Twitter question about children who came to the United States through no fault of their own, known as DREAMERS. He states that moral and economic stakes are high, and Texas has the most to gain or lose through Comprehensive Immigration Reform. The bottom line is that Comprehensive Immigration Reform means jobs.

Jul 17, 2013 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses the Infrastructure of Opportunity with Rep. John Garamendi. Just as there is a system, an infrastructure of transportation, of roads and streets and highways that helps each of us get to where we want to go on the road, we know that in life in America there is another kind of infrastructure.

Jul 17, 2013 Video

Texas Monthly Article entitled: The Life and Death (and Life?) of the Party features Congressman Castro, his brother, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, and Texas state senator Wendy Davis. They discuss the current state the Democrats in Texas as well as the future of the Party in upcoming elections.

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