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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas


Jun 22, 2017

Washignton, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding Senate Republicans’ proposed healthcare legislation:

Jun 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after this morning’s open hearing with former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson:

Jun 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Gregory Meeks (NY-05), both members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, urging the Secretary to issue waivers for graduating Rangel and Pickering fellows’ appointment to the State Department Foreign Service despite the Department’s hiring freeze.

Jun 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement to mark the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Jun 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after this morning’s shooting at a practice for the Congressional baseball game: 

Jun 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding North Korea’s release of U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier: 

Jun 7, 2017

“Since the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has inserted himself into the FBI’s work, publicly commenting on an ongoing investigation and privately expressing his desire for the agency’s leadership to clear his name. These actions violate the Department of Justice’s independence, as did the President’s repeated requests for loyalty from the FBI Director.

Jun 2, 2017

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced two federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $500,000.00 to the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). UTSA will receive funding under the Upward Bound Program, which provides key opportunities for students to succeed in the pursuit of higher education.

Jun 1, 2017

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from participation in the Paris Climate Accord: 

May 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement agencies across the nation with the aim of reducing the use of force by and against police officers.


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.

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.



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.