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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Oct 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015: 
 

Oct 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 597, legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank's charter, which has been expired since June 30 of this year: 
 

Oct 27, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congressman Charles B. Rangel (NY-13) introduced legislation to promote diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity within the U.S. Department of State's workforce.

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Oct 21, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to remove offensive and inflammatory language characterizing immigrants as "aliens" from federal law. The Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act changes this terminology in U.S. code and federal agencies' materials and documentation.  

Oct 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in opposition of H.R. 702, legislation to lift the United States' ban on crude oil exports: 
 

Oct 1, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $500,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Justice for the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) to hire four additional officers. SAPD will receive the funding through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. 

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Sep 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 719, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 11, 2015: 
 

Sep 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement after the Department of Education recognized the Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA) in San Antonio as a National Blue Ribbon School: 
 

Sep 28, 2015

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Texas Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (San Antonio), and Texas Rep. César Blanco (El Paso) today renewed their call for the Texas Legislature to prevent $350 million of health therapy cuts over two years from going into effect in Texas.

Sep 24, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced more than $2.1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education for four San Antonio colleges and universities to improve the educational attainment of Hispanic students.

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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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Videos

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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