Representative Joaquin Castro's Public Statements

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Full Name: Joaquin Castro
Current Office: U.S. House - District 20, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 20
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 09/16/1974
Birth Place: San Antonio, TX
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Religion: Catholic
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Issue Position: Health Care Issue Position: Education Issue Position: Economic Development 7/22/14 Congressman Castro Welcomes Taylor as San Antonio's Interim Mayor 7/09/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations 6/26/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence 6/25/14 Pre-K for USA 6/20/14 Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Accelerate Development Gains And Promote Innovation At USAID 6/20/14 Cardin, Boozman Lead Bipartisan Effort To Accelerate Global Development Partnerships And Promote Innovation 6/17/14 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Level Playing Field For U.S. Steel Manufacturers 5/29/14 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras 5/28/14 Urging China to Respect the Freedom of Assembly, Expression, and Religion and All Fundamental Human Rights and the Rule of Law 5/28/14 Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act 5/22/14 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits 5/08/14 Castro Statement on Sexual Assault in the Military 5/08/14 Castro on Veterans Medical Center Delay Allegations 5/02/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for a 2015 Aging Conference 4/15/14 On Tax Day, Rep. Castro Calls on Congress to Restore Tax Fairness for Middle Class 4/08/14 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 4/04/14 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health 4/02/14 Affordable Care Act 4/02/14 Save American Workers Act of 2014 4/01/14 Letter to John Carter, Chairman, and David Price, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding for Fire and Emergency Response Teams 3/31/14 Letter to Tom Latham, Chairman, and Ed Pastor, Ranking Member, of the House Appropriations Committee 3/31/14 Castro Visits Troops in Afghanistan 3/28/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - STEM Education Grant Program for Hispanic Serving Institutions 3/26/14 Castro Challenges Immigration Reform Stonewall, Demands Vote 3/26/14 Women's Economic Agenda 3/26/14 Affordable Care Act 3/24/14 Castro Announces Inauguration of U.S-Japan Caucus 3/20/14 Castro on the 4th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act & Local Enrollment Efforts 3/18/14 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 3/17/14 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs 3/10/14 Letter to Charles Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Calling on Defense Department to Welcome Sikh Americans in Military 3/06/14 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Changes to Affordable Care Act Enrollment Process 3/06/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind 2/27/14 Immigration Reform 2/26/14 Castro Statement on Texas Ban on Gay Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional 2/21/14 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of the Department of Defense - Predatory Lenders 2/18/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Increase Funding for Special Education 2/12/14 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Immigration Detention Requirement 2/11/14 Statement on Debt Ceiling and Military COLA Fix 1/16/14 Murray, Polis Introduce Bill to Provide In-State Tuition for DREAMer Students 1/16/14 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 1/16/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Eric Cantor, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives - Emergency Unemployment Compensation 1/15/14 Castro Statement on Omnibus Bill Passage 1/09/14 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Immediate Vote to Extend Unemployment Insurance 1/08/14 Castro Urges Appropriators to Fund San Antonio Courthouse 1/07/14 Castro Applauds Bipartisan First Step to Exend Unemployment Insurance 12/29/13 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript: Benghazi, Affordable Care Act, and Unemployment Benefits