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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jan 8, 2019
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led a congressional delegation to Alamogordo Border Patrol Station to investigate the circumstances surrounding Felipe Gomez Alonzo’s death. He was joined by Congresswoman Xotchil Torres Small (NM-02); Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR); House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), House Democratic Policy and Communications Chair David Cicilline (RI-01), Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32), Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44); Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24); and CHC Freshman Representative Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16). Following their investigation of Felipe’s journey, the Members briefed the press on how these stations are equipped to protect the health and safety of those seeking refuge at our borders:
Jan 8, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today, Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued a statement welcoming the newest CHC members to the Caucus for the 116th Congress:
Jan 8, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following response to the President’s address tonight on the government shutdown:
Jan 7, 2019
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Hispanic Caucus, led a congressional delegation to Alamogordo Border Patrol Station to investigate the circumstances surrounding Felipe Gomez Alonzo’s death. He was joined by Congresswoman Xotchil Torres Small (NM-02); Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR); House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY-10), House Democratic Policy and Communications Chair David Cicilline (RI-01), Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32), Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44); Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24); and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16).
Jan 4, 2019
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO—On Monday, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02) and Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Joaquin Castro (TX-20) will lead a delegation to Alamogordo, New Mexico to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Felipe Gomez Alonzo in U.S. CBP custody. Following the tour of the facility, the Members will brief the press on how these stations are equipped to protect the health and safety of those seeking refuge at our borders.
Jan 4, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, reintroduced the Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (H.R.115). This bipartisan measure, which was authored with House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael T. McCaul (TX-20), requires the State Department to account for location-tracking consumer devices in the broader U.S. embassy and consulate security policies:
Jan 3, 2019
​WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Congressman Eliot L. Engel (NY-10), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to release the text and details of the any arrangement between the United States and Mexico on the Remain in Mexico policy announced recently by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Dec 27, 2018
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Chairman-Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee issued the following joint statement calling for the preservation of all evidence related to the two child deaths in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody, as well as announcing they will conduct hearings and oversight in the new Congress into those deaths and conditions in those facilities generally:
Dec 25, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:
Dec 20, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman Elect of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:

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Photo Galleries

Nov 18, 2016 Photo Gallery

I had a productive roundtable discussion with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce about ways to strengthen our city’s workforce and grow San Antonio’s economy.

Nov 11, 2016 Photo Gallery

It was an honor to have lunch with some local San Antonio World War II veterans, hear their stories, and thank them for their service.

Nov 11, 2016 Photo Gallery

I'm thrilled that UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan signed a memorandum of understanding for future work on an exciting, substantial telescope project.

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Videos

May 17, 2017 Video

Following reports that President Trump may have pressured former FBI Director Comey to end the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn, Congressman Castro called for the FBI to provide Congress former Director Comey's memos and for the White House to provide Congress any tapes that may exist of the President's conversations with the former Director.

May 16, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro joins Chris Hayes to discuss reports of memos written by former FBI Director Comey that allege potential obstruction of justice by President Trump.

May 11, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro speaks with Wolf Blitzer about President Trump's meeting with top Russian officials and reiterates his call for a special prosecutor and independent commission to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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