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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

Oct 16, 2016 Photo Gallery

San Antonio shares close ties with Japan, and today at Japan Fest our community had the opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture and history. Thank you to the Japan-America Society of San Antonio, Consul General Tetsuro Amano, and Councilman Ron Nirenberg for a wonderful event.

Oct 13, 2016 Photo Gallery

I was glad to congratulate SAReads on holding a successful book drive this summer. The more opportunities our kids have to read, the stronger their educational foundations become, and the brighter their futures will be.

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Sep 27, 2016 Photo Gallery

I just participated in a Foreign Affairs Committee Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee hearing on ways we can counter Libya-based terrorism.

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Videos

Mar 19, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro joined ABC's This Week to discuss the upcoming Intelligence Committee hearing and the potential consequences of the President’s baseless wiretapping claims.

Mar 17, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro joins Wolf Blitzer to discuss President Trump's unsubstantiated wiretapping allegations, the upcoming House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and an immigration-focused meeting with DHS Secretary John Kelly.

Mar 8, 2017 Video

Congressman Castro notes the urgency of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation amid new revelations of contacts between Trump staff and Russian officials.

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