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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Jul 25, 2018
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced a resolution condemning Vladimir Putin’s attack on United States officials with Reps. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX). The bipartisan resolution underscores the importance of defending U.S. officials from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats and emphasizes the U.S.’s commitment to combating Russia’s harmful attacks on our democracy.
Jul 19, 2018
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today joined House Democrats in introducing the Secure America from Russian Interference Act (H.R. 6437), bipartisan legislation to hold Russia accountable for its malign activities and safeguard our country.
Jul 18, 2018
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 remarks against Republican leadership’s failure to address the family separation crisis and instead consider H.Res. 990, the non-binding and politically-driven resolution concerning Immigration and Customs Enforcement, on the House floor:
Jul 17, 2018
WASHINGTON–Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Congressman Michael T. McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, today welcomed the House of Representatives’ unanimous passage of their bipartisan measure the Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (H.R. 4989). This legislation would account for location-tracking consumer devices in U.S. embassy and consulate security policies.
Jul 17, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following remarks today at a press conference with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; Congressman Adam Schiff, Ranking Member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and other current and former Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This press conference was in response to the Trump-Putin summit where the President failed to hold Putin accountable for interfering in our 2016 election.
Jul 16, 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 requested more information from the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry regarding plutonium and cesium that went missing after a March 21, 2017 incident in San Antonio. Congressman Castro’s inquiry comes after press reports detailed the loss by two Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory security experts that drove to San Antonio, Texas of equipment and radioactive material brought into the state used to retrieve nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab.
Jul 16, 2018
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, joined Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and Foreign Affairs Committee members Reps. Norma Torres, Adriano Espaillat, and Albio Sires today in issuing the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration has failed to comply with a court order to reunify children under the age of five with their parents because some of the parents have been deported:
Jul 16, 2018
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:
Jul 16, 2018
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, requested more information from Secretary Mattis regarding recent reports that the military is discharging immigrant reservists and recruits who enrolled under the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program.
Jul 13, 2018
Led by Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) joined 17 other Democratic members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs today called on President Trump to cancel his planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a letter, the Members expressed deep concern about the President meeting with Putin in light of recent events. Today, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian military officers for attacking American democracy and hacking the 2016 U.S. election, and President Trump spent the week disparaging longstanding U.S. NATO allies.

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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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