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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas


Mar 24, 2014

Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) announces the creation of the bipartisan U.S- Japan Caucus. Rep. Castro is co-leading with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) in the U.S. House of Representatives: 

Mar 20, 2014

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released the following statement highlighting the 4th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and local efforts to help San Antonians get access to affordable, quality health care: 

Feb 26, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released the following statement in support of the federal court ruling in San Antonio striking down Texas’ ban on gay marriage: 
Feb 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released the following statement after voting in favor of fixing the Military retirement COLA cuts that were negotiated as part of the Budget Deal, as well voting in favor of paying our nation’s bills and preventing default: 
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.


Photo Galleries

May 2, 2015 Photo Gallery

Congratulations to Duo Xu of Clark High School, winner of this year's Congressional Art Competition for the 20th District. And thank you to all the other talented San Antonio students who submitted their artwork as well. Duo's winning piece will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Apr 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

Thanks to the extraordinary students at Travis Early College High School for having me this morning. Was great to speak with such bright, motivated young people.

Apr 8, 2015 Photo Gallery

Today I was at the San Antonio Food Bank to help announce a grant from the Department of Agriculture for an innovative pilot program that helps low-income, expectant mothers access fresh fruits and vegetables. I’m always working to get federal dollars to San Antonio so great organizations like the Food Bank can help make our city even better.



Jul 1, 2013 Video

With the Senate having passed theImmigration Reform Bill, Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses his support coming from the House of Representatives to make Comprehensive Immigration Reform a reality.

Jun 24, 2013 Video

Nuns on a Bus is a group of bi-partisan nuns traveling the nation for Immigration Reform. The tour is part of a 21 day, 6,500 mile trip that runs through San Antonio, TX and ends in San Francisco, CA. Congressman Joaquin Castro had a chance to discuss how the Texas economy will benefit from the updated immigration laws Immigration Reform will bring forth when the nuns were in town.

Jun 24, 2013 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro presents Purple Heart to Sheriff Deputy John Lauer of the Bexar County Jail.