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Rep. Joaquin Castro
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Joaquin Castro was born in San Antonio, Texas. A second generation Mexican American, he was raised on the city’s Westside and is a proud product of the public school system. After finishing high school a year early, Joaquin left San Antonio to graduate with honors from Stanford University in 1996. He then went on to attend Harvard Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2000.

Having experienced America’s promise firsthand, Joaquin wants to help build out what he calls the Infrastructure of Opportunity so that future generations will have the same chance to pursue their American Dream. He served five terms in the Texas state legislature representing District 125. In 2012, Joaquin was elected to serve in the U.S House of Representatives as representative of Texas Congressional District 20, which covers a large portion of San Antonio and Bexar County. Joaquin’s identical twin brother, Julian Castro, was elected in 2013 to his third term as Mayor of San Antonio.

Joaquin serves on the House Armed Services Committee, as well as the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He has also been chosen as 2013 co-President for the House freshman Democrats and named Assistant Whip for House Democrats, charged with assisting in rallying members around important legislation. As Congressman, Joaquin continues to be a tireless advocate for those who call San Antonio home. From supporting military families to investing in education, Joaquin remains committed to helping mold an Infrastructure of Opportunity for San Antonians and Americans around the country.

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The Time Is Now

(3) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Our future economic competitiveness is on the line. Immigrants invented some of the technologies that changed our markets and our lives.

Immigrants create new jobs.

Immigrants help fuel of the greatest economic engine the world has ever known.

Members of the New Democrat Coalition are working with Democrats, Republicans, and...

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Show Bipartisanship at Work By Bringing Comprehensive Immigration Reform to the Floor

(115) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 1:47 PM

In the aftermath of a sixteen-day government shutdown that cost our country $24 billion, the message from the American people was clear: we are tired of the partisan gamesmanship and bickering on Capitol Hill. Now, more than ever, the American people are wondering if their Congress can rise to the...

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