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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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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.

Sep 22, 2015

Washington, D.C.  Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today released the following statement after the Department of Justice awarded the City of San Antonio $1 million through its Body Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program to support the San Antonio Police Department’s purchase and use of body-worn cameras:
 

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Sep 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced $250,000 in federal grants from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for San Antonio's Northside Independent School District (NISD) to support citizenship preparation services.

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Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Gene Green (TX-29) today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting the agency evaluate impending harmful Medicaid cuts scheduled to go into effect in Texas.

Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced the availability of  tickets to be present on Capitol Hill during His Holiness Pope Francis' visit to Washington, D.C. for residents of Texas' 20th District. 

Sep 11, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today announced a $250,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Sep 10, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement agencies across the nation with the aim of reducing the use of force by and against police officers. The Police Reporting of Information, Data and Evidence (PRIDE) Act would require states to report to the U.S.

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Sep 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today sent a letter to House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Edward Royce (CA-39) calling for a congressional hearing on the Syrian refugee crisis. Hundreds of thousands of individuals have been displaced due to the violence and destruction of the four-year Syrian civil war.

Sep 1, 2015

San Antonio, TX - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding the fatal shooting of a San Antonio man by Bexar County Sheriff's deputies:

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Aug 28, 2015

San Antonio, TX - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), co-chair of the Congressional U.S.-Japan Caucus, issued the following statement after the conclusion of his five-day trip to Japan:

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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.

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Videos

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.

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