Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas
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  • McCaul Speaks in Support of Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act

    Congressman McCaul delivers remarks in support of the Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act in wake of the Orlando terrorist attack.
  • McCaul Delivers Remarks on the Orlando Shooting

    On June 14, Congressman McCaul offered his condolences and delivered remarks about the tragic Orlando shooting while discussing what we know about the shooter.
  • A Better Way for National Security

    This week we released the House Republican agenda for restoring our national security and reestablishing U.S. influence in the world. I was joined by Congressman Goodlatte in speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations. We discussed the agenda and the very real impact it would have for the security and safety of all Americans
  • McCaul Delivers Speech on "The Terrorist Exodus: Resurgent Radicalism & The Threat To The West"

    On Thursday May 19, Congressman Michael McCaul delivered a speech on "The Terrorist Exodus: Resurgent Radicalism & The Threat To The West" at George Washington University.
  • Congressman McCaul Visits the USS Harry S. Truman

    Last week on a Congressional delegation led by Congressman McCaul, members of Congress visited the USS Harry S. Truman, a Navy aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf responsible for launching aerial missions against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and received briefings from top military officials.

Jul 11, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX) introduced the Taking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies (TRUST) Act of 2016 in the House. This legislation mirrors the legislation introduced in the Senate last week by Senator Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Gardner (R-CO). This bill would revoke Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance as well as the security clearances of Secretary Clinton’s colleagues at the State Department who exhibited extreme carelessness in their handling of classified information. Additionally, the TRUST Act expresses the sense of Congress that Secretary Clinton should not have access to classified information again until she earns the legal right to such access.
Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and Dallas native released the following statement after law enforcement officials were targeted and shot in Dallas on Thursday night:
Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today following President Obama’s announcement that he intends to keep in place 8,400 troops in Afghanistan through the end of his presidency, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) made the following statement:
Jul 5, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today following the announcement by Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey that charges would not be brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) made the following statement:
Jun 24, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) was joined by Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX), Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R-TX) and the entire Republican Congressional Texas delegation, in sending a letter to President Obama regarding the Syrian Refugee crisis.

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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