Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Joaquín Castro

Rep. Joaquín Castro

Democrat, Texas, 20th District
Office 202-225-3236 | @JoaquinCastrotx | Facebook

B

Grade

8

Votes for Children

25

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Castro represents a district with a child poverty rate of 29.1 percent. 11.4 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 22.8 percent are food insecure, and 8.3 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Castro has taken 8 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 2 bills and cosponsored 23 bills to help children. Rep. Castro has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Castro has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • co-sponsored H.R.1069 the Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act.

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1695 the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2480 the Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.


  • co-sponsored H.R.2922 the Respond NOW Act.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the bill to extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3799 the Reuniting Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4436 the National Poverty Research Center Authorization Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5298 the Eviction Prevention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.


  • did not vote on but co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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