Joaquin Castro's file:

Democrat from Texas

Initially elected to the Texas House in 2002, Joaquin Castro won election to the U.S. House in November 2012.

Recent statements involving Joaquin Castro

With only 67 bills or so passed into law, "2013 was the least productive year in congressional history since we’ve been keeping record."

Texas is "the state that has now gone the longest without electing a Democrat statewide."

"43,000 people are going to be kicked out of nursing homes or denied nursing home entrance" if the Texas House version of the state budget passes into law.

Recent stories featuring Joaquin Castro

Congress in 2013 turned fewest bills into law than any year since at least 1947:

Joaquin Castro repeats a claim that Congress in 2013 was its least productive in recorded history.

Aye--by bills passed into law.

Tan Parker: Texas Democrats have lost longer for statewide office than Republicans anywhere:

After we checked a claim about Texas Democrats leading Democrats elsewhere in years shut out of statewide office, Tan Parker nudged that the state’s Democrats also have been shut out longer than Republicans anywhere. Zing!

Texas Democrats shut out of statewide office longer than Democrats in other states:

Joaquin Castro says Texas Democrats lead the nation in a losing-streak way.

Julián Castro’s national moment:

Four years ago, he bounced around Denver in relative obscurity. Tonight he’s got the coast-to-coast speaking slot that helped elevate a who’s-he state senator named Obama in 2004.

Truth-O-Meter takes on DWI costs, budget warnings:

Two "what-if" warnings and a compensation snapshot per the state’s thousand-plus school superintendents fluttered the Texas Truth-O-Meter last week.

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