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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Apr 28, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today the House Homeland Security Committee passed H.R. 4743, The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20).

Apr 14, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) will launch the first-ever Congressional Pre-K Caucus. Rep. Castro is a co-chair of the bipartisan group, which seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of early childhood education and promote policy recommendations to expand high-quality pre-k access in the United States.

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Apr 8, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after reports of a shooting at Lackland Air Force Base:
 

Mar 17, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 639, a Republican measure that would allow Speaker Paul Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House in the U.S. v. Texas litigation challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration: 
 

Mar 16, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement after President Barack Obama announced Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court: 
 

Mar 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to strengthen America’s cyber defenses. The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016 would give the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) authority to formally establish the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) within DHS.

Feb 25, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Filemon Vela (TX-34) today sent a letter to Commissioner Sid Miller, urging the Texas Department of Agriculture to apply to participate in a new federal pilot program seeking to increase the number of children who receive free and reduced price meals by simplifying the process states use to certify qualified students.

Feb 24, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, The Global Development Lab Act, a bill introduced by Congressmen Joaquin Castro (D-TX-20) and Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee and moved one step closer to consideration by the full House of Representatives. The legislation authorizes and augments the capabilities of the U.S.

Feb 19, 2016

San Antonio, TX – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after the conclusion of Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae’s visit to San Antonio: 
 

Feb 10, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), founding co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus and member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, today announced that Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, will visit San Antonio next week on Friday, February 19. 
 

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Mar 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

Met with a delegation from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala today. We discussed ways our countries can work together to strengthen our economies and move our shared priorities forward.

Mar 4, 2015 Photo Gallery

Spoke with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Jason Collins about ways American kids can live more active lifestyles. Meeting was a slam dunk.

Mar 4, 2015 Photo Gallery

Great things are happening in Laredo, and this morning I had a chance to hear about them from folks who are visiting Washington.

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Jun 17, 2013 Video

Joaquin Castro wishes all of the mothers in San Antonio and across our nation a wonderful and happy Mother's Day.

Jun 17, 2013 Video

Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] successfully included language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 that directs the Comptroller General of the United States to provide a status report on the implementation of the 46 recommendations by the Air Force in the wake of mass revelations of sexual assault incidents at Lackland Air Force Base.

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