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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Feb 19, 2019
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA–Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, led a delegation to the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Migrant Children. Homestead is the largest facility for unaccompanied children in the country run by a for-profit corporation that is also rapidly expanding. Following their visit to Homestead Temporary Shelter, the Members briefed the press on the conditions at the shelter and the standards of care provided to the children detained there:
Feb 14, 2019
WASHINGTON—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, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall:
Feb 12, 2019
WASHINGTON— Today, Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36), CHC Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Assistant Leader Ben Ray Lujan (NM-02), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and 19 other Democratic Members of Congress announced the introduction of legislation directing U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) to implement a set of minimum humanitarian standards for the treatment of individuals in CBP custody. The standards included in the legislation would address the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border, where two children – Jakelin Caal and Felipe Gomez – died in December while in CBP custody.
Feb 8, 2019
WASHINGTON—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; Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23), a former undercover CIA officer, cybersecurity entrepreneur and IT Subcommittee Chair; Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Chairman of the Health Subcommittee on Ways and Means; and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) introduced legislation that supports efforts to address cybersecurity risks and incidents, including threats or acts of cyber-related terrorism.
Feb 7, 2019
WASHINGTON— Today, leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members urged the Bipartisan Bicameral Homeland Security Conferees to oppose increases in funding for ICE and CBP for the purposes of immigration detention, Trump’s deportation force and the border wall. Members specifically asked Conferees to hold ICE and CBP accountable through the appropriations process and to limit ICE and CBP’s ability to transfer or reprogram funds from other accounts in order to build a wall or border barriers, increase detention, or ramp up enforcement. The letter was led by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and signed by 20 additional Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members.
Feb 6, 2019
WASHINGTON—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 Committees on Education and Labor, tonight made this statement in response to the President’s State of the Union address:
Feb 6, 2019
WASHINGTON—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 Committees on Intelligence and Education and Labor, today introduced two measures that would help U.S. Military veterans who have been negatively affected by exposure to toxic burn pits. Specifically, the Congressman introduced the Family Member Access to Burn Pits Registry Act of 2019 (H.R.1001) and the Burn Pits Veterans Revision Act of 2019 (H.R. 1005).
Feb 4, 2019
WASHINGTON—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 Committees on Intelligence and Education and Labor, today announced that he will be accompanied by Carlos Salinas Hernandez as his guest for the 2019 State of the Union. A recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Carlos currently studies at the Texas A&M College Station, and is a constituent of Congressman Castro’s congressional district.
Feb 2, 2019
WASHINGTON— Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement:
Feb 1, 2019
WASHINGTON—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 released the following statement:

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Photo Galleries

Oct 27, 2016 Photo Gallery

It was great to join Jim Montoya of The College Board and Dr. Nicole Hurd of the National College Advising Corps for a discussion about ways we can improve college enrollment and graduation rates by increasing the number of guidance counselors in America’s schools.

Oct 22, 2016 Photo Gallery

Thank you to the local veterans who came to my office's resource fair this morning and to all the organizations that participated and shared information about the assistance they provide. I want to offer a special thanks to Marlan Waldrop of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Houston Regional Benefit Office and Dr.

Oct 20, 2016 Photo Gallery

Today I was proud to help announce a $586K federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will support the Rape Crisis Center and San Antonio Police Department's efforts to combat human trafficking in Texas.

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Videos

Mar 29, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro reiterates his call for Intelligence Committee Chairman Nunes' recusal and emphasizes the importance of the House's investigation into Russia's attack on the 2016 election.

Mar 27, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro explains why House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes should recuse himself from the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Mar 21, 2017 Video

Following the House Intelligence Committee's public hearing with FBI Director Jim Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers, Congressman Castro discusses the ongoing investigation with Chris Cuomo on CNN's New Day.

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