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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Nov 13, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today welcomed the passage of a bipartisan resolution he authored with Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) that affirms United States-Australia space exploration, research and utilization cooperation (H.Res.1052). Specifically, the resolution recognizes the importance of Australia’s new space agency and the value of U.S. cooperation, and encourages the United States Department of State to facilitate international cooperation through pre-existing diplomatic channels.
Nov 11, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement:
Nov 9, 2018
WASHINGTON — Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s interim final rule and presidential proclamation seeking to limit asylum claims for migrants at the US-Mexico border:
Nov 7, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), the First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), opposed the proposed changes to regulation relating to the apprehension, processing, care, custody, and release of unaccompanied minors. In a letter sent on behalf of the CHC, Congressman Castro warned that proposed changes to the Flores Settlement Agreement would allow the Trump Administration to indefinitely incarcerate immigrant families.
Nov 7, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:
Nov 1, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode on the importance of securing our elections and policy prescriptions for countering authoritarian interference in our democracy.
Oct 30, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:
Oct 30, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:
Oct 22, 2018

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Oct 12, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released a special edition joint Diplomatic Cable episode with Harvard University’s Future of Diplomacy Project on the direction of foreign policy under President Trump. The episode features former Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nick Burns, where they cover issues spanning from immigration, refugee quotas, trade deals, and the overall effects of the budget cuts to U.S. diplomacy and development. This will be played jointly on Harvard University Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Conversations in Diplomacy podcast hosted by Amb. Burns.

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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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