Rep. Joaquin Castro

Representative from Texas’s 20th District, Democrat

Castro, a Democrat, has been the representative for Texas's 20th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Castro has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Castro is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Castro for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Joaquin Castro sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Castro sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (33%) International Affairs (28%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Taxation (11%) Immigration (11%)

Recent Bills

Some of Castro’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Castro missed 130 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 11 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: