Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas
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    Chairman McCaul Discusses the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and the crisis in Ukraine on CNN's "State of the Union"
  • Chairman McCaul on FOX News Sunday on Border Crisis

    Chairman McCaul discusses the crisis at the border on FOX News Sunday.
  • McCaul Questions Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border

    While chairing a hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Congressman McCaul questions Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson about what is being done to address the crisis of unaccompanied children illegally crossing into the U.S. at our border with Mexico.
  • McCaul on Meet the Press

    Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" discussing the crisis in Iraq and the need to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. Watch the video to see his full appearance.
  • Homeland Security Committee Website

    Congressman McCaul was elected to be Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security in 2013, visit the Homeland Security Committee website by clicking the link above.

Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following Governor Perry’s announcement of his intention to send up to 1,000 National Guardsmen to the border as a force multiplier and to act as a deterrent to further illegal crossings into the United States, Congressman McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement.
Jun 18, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today following the arrest of two Central Texas men on charges of supporting terrorism, Congressman Michael McCaul, who represents Texas’ 10th Congressional District, and Serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement.
May 30, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following President Obama’s announcement that he has accepted the resignation of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement.
May 30, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved language proposed by Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) that would ensure a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of Expanded Access (aka: Compassionate Use) of experimental drugs that hold lifesaving potential for terminally ill cancer patients who have exhausted all other treatment options.
May 13, 2014 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul joined twenty three of his colleagues from the Texas delegation in signing a letter led by Congressman Lamar Smith to the Inspector General of Veterans’ Affairs. The letter calls for an investigation into the allegations that Veterans Affairs officials in Central Texas manipulated appointment data in order to conceal long wait times for veterans seeking an appointment.

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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