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:
Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement and letter following allegations of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials in Austin and San Antonio of manipulating medical appointment data at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic and the North Central Federal Clinic in San Antonio:
Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the House Armed Services Committee voted against amending the Uniform Code of Military Justice to move prosecution of sexual assault cases in the military out of the chain of command:
Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $44.1 million for two military projects in San Antonio as part of the 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R 4486).
San Antonio, TX– On Tax Day, Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced the Cut Taxes for the Middle Class Act (H.R. 4469) to restore tax fairness for America’s middle class families. This bill extends 8 tax cuts that expired at the end of 2013 and are meant to lift Americans in a time of economic recovery.
Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) released the following statement upon his return from visiting the U.S. military troops stationed in Afghanistan. Congressman Castro joined House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) and Rep.
Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) released the following statement upon the House Democrats announcement of a Discharge Petition on H.R 15, the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act:
Thank you to the 5th grade students and teachers at Kirkpatrick Elementary in Texas for a great conversation today. It was a lot of fun talking to such smart young people about their bright futures and my work as a member of Congress.
Girl Scouts empowers young women to be thoughtful leaders and global citizens. This morning it was a pleasure to meet with the organization’s CEO, Anna Maria Chávez, who was previously chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas in San Antonio.
Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses a compromise that will need to be made in order to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the House.
Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses two major issues he has taken on during his first six months in Congress: Immigration Reform and Sexual Assault in the Military.
Chris Hayes interviews Congressman Joaquin Castro about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act, Voter ID laws in Texas, and regulations aimed at narrowing particular voters.