San Antonio, TX-- Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after a federal judge in Texas found that the Texas voter ID law was intended to discriminate against minorities and declared it unconstitutional:
San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny gay marriage appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage. This decision ensures that gay marriages is able to proceed in 30 states, in addition to Washington, DC:
San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement following an independent audit report that shows the corrupt practices of Governor Perry’s Texas Enterprise Fund.
San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) is highlighting the importance of Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM) education as students in San Antonio head back to school this week.
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.
I’m proud of these Stevenson Middle School students who are competing in the National History Day contest. Glad they had time to stop by my office!
In every country, in every region of the world, gender inequality continues to tear at humanity’s moral fabric. The United Nation’s HeForShe movement is raising awareness and driving change to empower women and girls. Tonight I had the honor of speaking with folks involved in this initiative who are committed to fighting injustice.
The Life and Death (and Life?) of the Party
The August issue of Texas Monthly features Representative Joaquin Castro, Wendy Davis, and Mayor Julian Castro. They discuss Battleground Texas and what needs to be done in order to have more democratic representatives for the state.
San Antonio's very own Congressman Joaquin Castro visits the White House along with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to meet with the President and discuss Immigration Reform. Congressman Castro discusses the importance of Immigration Reform to the state of Texas.
Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses the importance of Immigration Reform for the economy of Texas. Congressman Castro also discusses the importance of accomplishing Immigration Reform for the agriculture, high-tech, construction, and hospitality industries.