Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas
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  • Chairman McCaul Discusses the Secure Our Borders First Act on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom"

    Chairman McCaul discusses the Secure Our Borders First Act on January 21, 2015.
  • Secure Our Borders First Act

    Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, recently introduced the Secure Our Borders First Act to gain and maintain control of our nation’s land and maritime borders. The bill will be referred to the full committee and move through regular order.
  • Chairman McCaul Discusses Paris Terror Attacks on CBS's "Face The Nation"

    On January 11, 2015 Chairman McCaul Discusses Paris Terror Attacks on CBS's "Face The Nation"
  • Chairman McCaul Discusses Paris Terror Attack on FOX News

    Congressman McCaul Discusses the Paris Terror Attack on FOX News
  • Chairman McCaul Discusses Paris Terror Attack on CNN

    Congressman McCaul discussed the Paris Terror Attacks with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's The Situation Room.

Jan 27, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today following the announcement that the Energy and Commerce Committee has included the the Andrea Sloan Cure Act, which Congressman McCaul authored, into its discussion document for the 21st Century Cures Act, McCaul released the following statement.
Jan 23, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– This week Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) introduced the “No Raise for Congress” Act today to end automatic pay increases for members of Congress.
Jan 14, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today following the U.S. House of Representatives vote to defund President Obama’s executive orders on immigration Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement:
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Jan 12, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Sixteen members of the Texas Delegation – Congressman Brian Babin, Congressman Kevin Brady, Congressman John Carter, Congressman Blake Farenthold, Chairman Bill Flores, Chairman Jeb Hensarling, Congressman William Hurd, Congressman Sam Johnson, Chairman Michael McCaul, Congressman Randy Neugebauer, Congressman Pete Olson, Congressman Ted Poe, Congressman John Ratcliffe, Chairman Pete Sessions, Chairman Lamar Smith, and Chairman Mac Thornberry, issued the following joint statement supporting legislation to fight against President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty plan.
Jan 8, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, the first day of the 114th Congress, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced H.R. 156, the Crude Oil Export Act, which lifts the 1970s era prohibition on the export of American crude oil and would remove the major remaining barrier that keeps the U.S. From being competitive with other oil exporting nations. The bill is cosponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), and Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) and was originally introduced in the 113th Congress.
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Homeland Security

As Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee my top priorities are to address the al Qaeda-Hezbollah terrorist threat, border security, cyber security and fixing the Department of Homeland Security to ensure it is capable of carrying out its core mission of protecting the homeland.  In addition, I am working to make the nation’s airport security system smarter and more efficient.

Being a Texan, border security is of the utmost importance to me.  In November 2012, I authored the second edition of his report “A Line in the Sand: Confronting Crime, Violence and Terror at the Southwest Border”, which revealed the increased presence of Iran and Hezbollah in Latin America and their relationships with drug cartels that control smuggling routes into the United States.

I have also helped secure three Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Texas to provide law enforcement with better border surveillance and have worked towards identifying existing Department of Defense technologies that have proven successful in Iraq and Afghanistan, for use along the Southwest border without duplicating research and development, ultimately saving taxpayers money and making the equipment operational more quickly.

Cyber Security is also a very pressing matter in today's world.  I served co-chair of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President, which presented cyber security recommendations to President Obama’s administration upon taking office in 2009.  In 2012 I authored the Cyber Security Enhancement Act, which passed the House, and would help harden federal networks, improve coordination inside and outside of government, improve research and development as well as the quality of our cyber workforce.  With a high concentration of high tech companies in the 10th Congressional district, I maintain a closerelationship with the high tech community from Austin to Washington to Silicon Valley and have worked to include industry in shaping cyber security policy in order to promote information sharing and protect critical infrastructure.

 

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