Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) reacts to Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) response to Democratic lawmakers walking off the state House floor..
American politician from San Antonio, Texas; U.S. Representative from the 20th district of Texas
Joaquin Castro is an American lawyer and Democratic politician who has represented Texas's 20th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives since 2013. The district includes just over half of his native San Antonio, as well as some of its nearby suburbs. From 2003 to 2013, Castro represented the 125th district in the Texas House of Representatives. While in the state legislature, he served as vice-chair of the Higher Education Committee and was a member of the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee. He also previously served on other committees, such as County Affairs, Border & International Affairs, and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues.