Representative Joaquin Castro

2241 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: 202-225-3236
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Committees:

  • EDUCATION & LABOR (Subs: Higher Education & Workforce Investment); 
  • FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Subs: Europe, Eurasia, Energy & the Environment; Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security & Trade (Vice Chair));
  • INTELLIGENCE (Subs: Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation; Intelligence Modernization and Readiness)

    Voting Record:

    • 2013/04/12 - signed Lee letter to Appropriations requesting support for GFATM and global AIDS programs
    • 2013/06/19 - HR 1947 Farm Bill Royce Amdt. - failed - allowed for aid to purchase "local" food aid instead of shipping from U.S. farms - Yea
    • 2013/06/20 - HR 1947 Farm Bill - failed - would have cut SNAP- Nay
    • 2013/09/19 - HR 3102 Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (cuts SNAP $39b)- Nay
    • 2014/01/29 - HR 2642 - Agriculture Act of 2014 = Farm Bill (cuts SNAP $8.6b) - Nay
    • 2014/07/25 - HR 4935 - Child Tax Credit Improvement Act (extends CTC to higher-incomes families but fails to address expiring benefits to low-income families) - Nay
    • 2015/03/19 - signed Engel/Young/Green bilateral TB appropriations letter
    • 2015/03/19 - signed Lee AIDS appropriations letter
    • 2015/03/24 - signed Reichert/McDermott education appropriations letter
    • 2015/06/12 - Trade Adjustment Assistance - Nay / 2015/06/12 Trade Promotion Authority - Nay /
    • 2015/12/17 - HR 2029 - Omnibus tax bill including permanent extension or critical EITC/CTC provisions - Nay
    • 2017/03/28 - signed Lee/Ros-Lehtinen Global Fund & PEPFAR robust funding letter to Foreign Ops
    • 2017/03/28 - signed Engel/Young/Green Bilateral TB $450million funding letter to Foreign Ops 
    • HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017 - Nay
    • 2017/09/07 - HR 601 +Harvey Relief + Continuing Resolution + raising debt limit - Yea (signed into law by President Trump)
    • 2017/12/06 - HRes 466 - Support for Global Partnership for Education - cosponsor
    • 2018/03/16 – signed Engel/Young/Green Bilateral Tuberculosis Appropriations letter
    • 2018/03/16 - signed Lee/Ros-Lehtinen GFATM/PEPFAR Appropriations letter
    • 2018/05/18, 2018/06/21 - HR 2 Farm Bill - failed - would have cut SNAP for people out of work - Nay, Nay
    • 2018/08/02 – signed Engel, Young, Green urging admin for bold U.S. leadership at UN-HLM on TB
    • 2018/11/29 - HR 4022 - Reach Every Mother and Child Act – cosponsor
    • 2018/12/06 – staffer Sid spoke to Rep. Lowey’s staff in support of House TB funding
    • 2019/01/17 - signed Lee/Smith GFATM letter to Secretary Pompeo
    • 2019/03/17 – signed Quigley/Fitzpatrick Basic Education / GPE Approps letter
    • 2019/03/22 – signed McCollum/Brooks/Lee/ Fitzpatrick M&CH, Gavi, Nutrition letter
    • 2019/03/22 – signed Engel/Young TB Approps letter
    • 2019/03/25 – signed Lee/Wagner GFATM / PEPFAR Approps letter
    • 2019/03/29 - signed Nadler U.S. Housing Choice Vouchers Approps letter
    • 2019/04/30 - cosponsored HRes 189 in support of global maternal & child nutrition
    • 2019/unofficial - cosponsor HRes 517 - Supporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment
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