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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Oct 9, 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 a $500,000 grant from the United States Department of Education through their Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program for the Education Service Center Region 20 in San Antonio. The grant is to support programs that increase childhood literacy activities in high-need communities. Congressman Castro has been a champion for literacy in San Antonio, helping organize book drives while in the Texas State Legislature:
Oct 9, 2018
SAN ANTONIO—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 announced that San Antonio College will receive $68,996 in funding from the United States Department of Education for their Pilot Program for Cybersecurity Education Technological Upgrades for Community Colleges Program:
Oct 4, 2018
SAN ANTONIO—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 joined other leaders of the San Antonio community in welcoming a $6 million U.S. Department of Transportation Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program grant for VIA Metropolitan Transit. The grant will be used to help construct a standalone operating and maintenance facility to house VIA’s paratransit vehicles. Currently, VIA’s bus and van operating and maintenance facility is located at one site. VIA has the distinction of being the largest transit agency in the United States to operate both bus and paratransit fleets out of one single yard.
Oct 3, 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, asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about reports that children are being moved in the middle of night from foster homes to live in West Texas tent camps. In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Congressman Castro asked for a written answers to questions regarding the number of children that had been separated from their families, government plans for opening other temporary shelters, and child protections, among other lines of inquiry.
Oct 2, 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, joined Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and members of CHC leadership in demanding updates on the remaining children in Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody who are separated from their families. In a letter to ORR Director Scott Lloyd, the Members specifically asked for a meeting to discuss the Administration’s timeline for ensuring that reunification efforts are completed in a timely manner.
Oct 2, 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, joined 111 House Democratic members in urging the Trump Administration to reserve its decision to slash critical aid for Middle Esat stability. In a letter led by Reps. David E. Price (D-NC), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Adam Smith (D-WA), the Members called on United States State Department Secretary Mike Pompeo to reinstate United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) funding and to reprogram bilateral foreign aid away from the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.
Oct 1, 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 $1.5 million in federal funding from the United States Department of Education for the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Northwest Vista College (NVC) through the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program:
Oct 1, 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:
Sep 28, 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 released the following statement:
Sep 27, 2018
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 global refugee crisis featuring former British Foreign Secretary, current President and CEO of International Rescue Committee (IRC), and son of refugees David Miliband:

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Photo Galleries

Nov 10, 2016 Photo Gallery

Former Senator Richard Lugar’s leadership in Congress helped our world become a safer, more secure place. It was an honor to be a part of the Fulbright Association ceremony during which Sen. Lugar received the J. William Fulbright Award for International Understanding.

Oct 28, 2016 Photo Gallery

I helped welcome young leaders from across the country to San Antonio for the Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund National Leadership Institute. These students are sure to have a rewarding three days networking and developing new professional skills.

Oct 28, 2016 Photo Gallery

Congressman Eric Swalwell and I had a productive conversation with San Antonio students and recent college graduates about what their greatest hopes and concerns are as millennials. Much of our discussion focused on the burden of student debt and the need to make college more affordable. Rep.

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Videos

May 9, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro joins Jake Tapper to voice concern regarding the circumstances of President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

May 3, 2017 Video

In the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman Castro voices his support for legislation that aims to protect victims of human trafficking and eradicate the crime both domestically and abroad.

Apr 5, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro spoke on the House floor against the Trump Administration's proposed extreme cuts to the U.S. international affairs budget.

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