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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released this statement welcoming Ivy Taylor as San Antonio’s Interim Mayor, as his brother Julian Castro resigns as Mayor to become Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:
“Congratulations to Ivy Taylor for being selected Interim Mayor of the great city of San Antonio and making history as our city’s first African American mayor. I look forward to working with Mayor Taylor as we continue to fuel the momentum our city has achieved over the past couple of years.
Washington, D.C– Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) announced $44.1 million for two military projects in San Antonio as part of the 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R 4486).
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to declare unconstitutional the Defense of Marriage Act:
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the failure of the 2013 Farm Bill (H.R. 1947) in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Texas has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation. Our state ranks 48th of 50 in teen pregnancies. Of additional concern, in 2010, Texas led the nation in the rate of repeat births, with 22 percent of girls ages 15-19 having a second child. Teen pregnancies not only permanently impact the lives of youth, children and their communities, but also result in significant costs to the state. Unfortunately, our state is making less progress in reducing teen pregnancy than the nation as a whole. This trend needs to change.