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South Texas Lawmaker Drafting Legislation for Congressional Access to Detention Facilities

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - After U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley was denied access to a Southwest Key facility in Brownsville, U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro, a San Antonio Democrat is taking action. 

Castro said its crucial for members of Congress who are charged with overseeing the function of 

Government agencies to be able to inspect the facilities. 

He is drafting legislation that will let Congressional members have access to detention facilities. 

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