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Joaquin Castro's Public Statements

Full Name: Joaquin Castro
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 20, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 20
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 09/16/1974
Birth Place: San Antonio, TX
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Religion: Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Education
Issue Position: Economic Development
Aug. 3, 2014 ABC "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" - Transcript:
Aug. 1, 2014 Congressman Castro Statement on Passage of GOP Border Supplemental and Anti-Immigrant DACA Bill
Aug. 1, 2014 Waiving Requirement of Clause 6(a) of Rule XIII With Respect to Consideration of Certain Resolutions Reported From the Committee on Rules, and Providing for Consideration of Motions to Suspend the Rules
July 22, 2014 Congressman Castro Welcomes Taylor as San Antonio's Interim Mayor
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 25, 2014 Pre-K for USA
June 20, 2014 Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Accelerate Development Gains And Promote Innovation At USAID
June 20, 2014 Cardin, Boozman Lead Bipartisan Effort To Accelerate Global Development Partnerships And Promote Innovation
June 17, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Level Playing Field For U.S. Steel Manufacturers
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 28, 2014 Urging China to Respect the Freedom of Assembly, Expression, and Religion and All Fundamental Human Rights and the Rule of Law
May 28, 2014 Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits
May 8, 2014 Castro on Veterans Medical Center Delay Allegations
May 8, 2014 Castro Statement on Sexual Assault in the Military
May 2, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for a 2015 Aging Conference
April 15, 2014 On Tax Day, Rep. Castro Calls on Congress to Restore Tax Fairness for Middle Class
April 8, 2014 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 2, 2014 Affordable Care Act
April 2, 2014 Save American Workers Act of 2014
April 1, 2014 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding for Fire and Emergency Response Teams
March 31, 2014 Letter to Tom Latham, Chairman, and Ed Pastor, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee
March 31, 2014 Castro Visits Troops in Afghanistan
March 28, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - STEM Education Grant Program for Hispanic Serving Institutions
March 26, 2014 Women's Economic Agenda
March 26, 2014 Castro Challenges Immigration Reform Stonewall, Demands Vote
March 26, 2014 Affordable Care Act
March 24, 2014 Castro Announces Inauguration of U.S-Japan Caucus
March 20, 2014 Castro on the 4th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act & Local Enrollment Efforts
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
March 10, 2014 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military
March 6, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Changes to Affordable Care Act Enrollment Process
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Feb. 27, 2014 Immigration Reform
Feb. 26, 2014 Castro Statement on Texas Ban on Gay Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional
Feb. 21, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of the Department of Defense - Predatory Lenders
Feb. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Immigration Detention Requirement
Feb. 11, 2014 Statement on Debt Ceiling and Military COLA Fix
Jan. 16, 2014 Murray, Polis Introduce Bill to Provide In-State Tuition for DREAMer Students
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to Buck McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee - COLA for Military retirees
Jan. 16, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives - Emergency Unemployment Compensation
Jan. 15, 2014 Castro Statement on Omnibus Bill Passage
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Immediate Vote to Extend Unemployment Insurance
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