H.R. 1075, to designate the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at First Street and Pan American Avenue in Douglas, Arizona, as the “Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry.”

H.R. 1075

to designate the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at First Street and Pan American Avenue in Douglas, Arizona, as the “Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry.”

Sponsor
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva
Committee
Ways and Means

Date
April 28, 2015 (114th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the House will consider H.R. 1075, to designate the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at First Street and Pan American Avenue in Douglas, Arizona, as the “Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry,” under suspension of the rules.  H.R. 1075 was introduced on February 25, 2015, by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Bill Summary

H.R. 1075 designates the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at First Street and Pan American Avenue in Douglas, Arizona, as the “Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry.”

Background

Raul Hector Castro was born on June 12, 1916, in Cananea, Mexico, and grew up the second-youngest of twelve children in Douglas, Arizona, where he overcame poverty and discrimination to graduate from college and lead a successful career in politics and diplomacy.  Mr. Castro graduated from what is now Northern Arizona University in 1939.  He was elected the first Hispanic county attorney and later the first Hispanic judge in Pima County, Arizona, Superior Court.  President Lyndon Johnson appointed Mr. Castro U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, where he became known as the “Yankee Castro.”  President Johnson later appointed him Ambassador to Bolivia, after which he returned to Arizona and was elected the state’s first Hispanic governor.  He later was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Argentina by President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Castro died on April 10, 2015.[1]

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[1] Washington Post:  “Raul Hector Castro, ambassador and Arizona governor, dies at 98,” April 14, 2015.

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact Jerry White with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 5-0190.