Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas
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Apr 17, 2014 Op-Eds
As chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, I have participated in many hearings regarding the threats that face our nation, but no hearing has been more powerful than the recent discussion about one of the biggest threats to our children from within our own borders - human trafficking.
Apr 3, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight, following the tragic shooting at Fort Hood Army Base located in Killeen, TX, Congressman Michael McCaul, who represents Texas’ 10th Congressional district and serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement.
Apr 1, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Michael McCaul introduced H.R. 4349, 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.
Mar 4, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today following the release of President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, Congressman Michael McCaul, who represents Texas’ 10th congressional district and serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement.
Feb 20, 2014 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus, released a statement on the first voucher approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under the Creating Hope Act, which he passed in 2012:

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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