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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jul 19, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Thomas Perez as United States Secretary of Labor:
 
“I want to congratulate Thomas Perez on his confirmation as United States Secretary of Labor.
Jun 27, 2013
Washington, D.C—Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released this statement following passage of the bi-partisan ‘Gang of 8’ comprehensive immigration reform bill in the Senate:
 
“Our nation was built and continues to grow on the shoulders of immigrants.
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Jun 26, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to declare unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act:

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Jun 25, 2013
San Antonio, TX– Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act:
 
"The courts have found intentional voter discrimination and suppression in Texas as recently as this past year.
Jun 21, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the  failure of the 2013 Farm Bill (H.R. 1947) in the U.S. House of Representatives:

Jun 14, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 (H.R. 1960), which provides  necessary authorities and funding provisions for our nation’s military.
Jun 6, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the passage of an amendment to Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act [H.R. 2217] offered by Rep. Steve King [R-IA] that treat DREAMers, undocumented spouses of service members, and other immigrants in the same way as violent criminals.
May 24, 2013

San Antonio, TX – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] is leading a coalition of 27 Republican and Democratic Congressmen to urge the Pentagon to assess military infrastructure abroad before calling for painful cuts in military communities at home.

May 1, 2013

Texas has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation. Our state ranks 48th of 50 in teen pregnancies.  Of additional concern, in 2010, Texas led the nation in the rate of repeat births, with 22 percent of girls ages 15-19 having a second child.

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Mar 30, 2013

San Antonio, TX– Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released the following statement celebrating Cesar Chavez Day, March 31:

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May 21, 2015 Photo Gallery

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.

May 19, 2015 Photo Gallery
The Export-Import Bank provides critical support to U.S. companies that do business internationally. I’m grateful that Susan from the San Antonio company Ferra Coffee testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee today and highlighted how the Ex-Im Bank helps her business and other companies in Texas and across the United States.
May 19, 2015 Photo Gallery

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.

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Jul 11, 2013 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses a compromise that will need to be made in order to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the House.
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Jul 9, 2013 Video

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.

Jul 1, 2013 Video

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.

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