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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Mar 26, 2019
WASHINGTON—Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), author of the resolution to protect the Constitution and terminate the President’s emergency declaration (H.J.Res.46), today released the following joint statement on next steps to protect the Constitution following the House vote to override President Trump’s veto:
Mar 22, 2019
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, today announces that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has awarded $125,454 to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for research led by Dr. Becky Huang regarding the development of language and literacy skills among dual language learners.
Mar 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) will award $50,000 to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for a project designed to assist data analysts to better understand statistical tests, as well as guidance on how to report results.
Mar 19, 2019
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and House Education and Labor Committee, today welcomed the $353,457 grant for Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) to assist with recruiting volunteers that engage and serve senior veterans in Bexar County.
Mar 15, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee and House Education and Labor Committee, led 18 members of Congress in requesting information regarding Operation Secure Line—a government program that allowed for tracking of more than 50 journalists, U.S. attorneys, and volunteers by the United States and Mexican governments. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the Members specifically asked for information on what authorities and criteria were used in this program, what information was specifically collected and under what criteria, and communications between the U.S. and Mexico throughout the program.
Mar 14, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), author of the privileged resolution to terminate the President’s current emergency declaration (H.J.Res.46), today made the following remarks on the Senate passage of the bipartisan resolution to terminate the President’s unlawful emergency declaration:
Mar 12, 2019
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, marked the introduction of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which is a landmark piece of legislation to reform our immigration policies and protect our nation’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, as well as our Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders, allowing them to contribute fully to our country while providing a pathway to citizenship.
Mar 11, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), author of H.J.Res. 46, will be holding a press call with other members of the Texas Congressional Delegation on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 11:15amCT/12:15pmET – 12:00pmCT/1:00pmET to discuss the Senate’s upcoming vote this week and what happens next.
Mar 8, 2019
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committee, today announced that the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will receive a total of $903,813 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research on the mechanisms affecting tissue repair in diabetic muscles after injury and how blood vessels grow in a variety of environments.
Mar 5, 2019
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committee, today announced a $500,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) award to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for a five-year long project addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by a coordinated operation and management of electricity and water distribution systems.

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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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