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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jan 24, 2019
WASHINGTON—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) welcomes the appointment of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard as their champion to serve on the Smithsonian Institute Board of Regents. In response, CHC Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement:
Jan 24, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and a member of the House Foreign Affairs, House Intelligence, and House Education and Labor Committees, and Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees, today reintroduced the Global Electoral Exchange Act (H.R.753). This bipartisan measure would authorize the Secretary of State to administer exchange programs for electoral authorities with overseas partners, promote best election security practices, and strengthen democratic institutions abroad.
Jan 24, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined the House Committee on Education and Labor as a third Committee assignment for the 116th Congress effective immediately. Chairman Castro issued the following statement:
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Jan 23, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode on the tectonic shifts in the Middle East since the Arab Spring and the implications for U.S. foreign policy. This episode features Vali Nasr, former Special Advisor to President Obama’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and current Dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Jan 22, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement:
Jan 19, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today issued the following statement after President Trump offered to end the government shutdown in exchange for $5.7 billion for President Trump’s border wall and temporary protection for some DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients:
Jan 17, 2019
​WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report, which determined that thousands more children were separated from their parents than previously known. Specifically, this report found that HHS separated thousands of additional children before the public announcement of the zero-tolerance policy in April 2018 by former U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Chairman Castro said:
Jan 15, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement on the court ruling today that says U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated federal law in attempting to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census:
Jan 14, 2019

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement in response to Iowa Congressman Steve King’s racist statements to the New York Times:

Jan 9, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, last evening gave a quick reaction to the President’s government shutdown address on Facebook live. Following his reaction, he had a discussion with staff debunking some of the falsehoods the President claimed:

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Photo Galleries

Dec 7, 2016 Photo Gallery

I joined Dr. Nicole Hurd and my brother Secretary Julián Castro to speak with an inspiring group of National College Advising Corps advisers who are working in communities across the nation to help young people achieve their dreams of going to college.

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Nov 30, 2016 Photo Gallery

Congressman Dave Reichert, my fellow U.S.-Japan Caucus Co-Chair, and I met with a Keidanren delegation of business officials to discuss our nations’ economic partnership and strategic alliance.

Nov 28, 2016 Photo Gallery

The number of people with Alzheimer’s is rising in Texas and across the nation. This terrible disease takes a devastating emotional and financial toll on those whom it afflicts and their caretakers. I joined the Alzheimer’s Association: San Antonio & South Texas for an informative and moving discussion about Alzheimer’s and the urgent need to find a cure.

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Videos

Jun 9, 2017 Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro joins Wolf Blitzer to discuss the major takeaways and developments from the House Intelligence Committee's hearing with former FBI Director James Comey.

May 23, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro questions former CIA Director John Brennan about Russian interference in the U.S. election during an open House Intelligence Committee hearing.

May 23, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro speaks on the House floor about the dire conditions in Venezuela and the need for the United States to work with regional partners to help end the crisis.

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