Joaquín Castro

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U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JOAQUÍN CASTRO

D-TEXAS DISTRICT 20

 

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote SmartGovTrack

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 9/16/1974

EDUCATION: Stanford University (B.A.) Harvard Law School (J.D.)

OCCUPATION: Attorney/Professor

FAMILY: Married, 2 Children

RELIGION: Catholic

CAREER:

  • 2013-present: U.S. Representative from Texas' 20th Congressional District
  • 2000-present: Practicing lawyer
  • 2002-2012: Texas House of Representatives

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Armed Services
  • Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

ELECTED: 2012

 

ISRAEL


  • Defends U.S. support of Israel
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Signed a letter urging Trump to commit to a two-state solution

 

CHOICE


 

  • Considers himself pro-choice
  • Voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act
  • Voted against No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
  • 100% rating from NARAL 

In His Own Words


 

 

Interesting Facts

Joaquín has an identical twin brother named Júlian who served as HUD Secretary under President Obama.