Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas
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May 20, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, following the announcement that Mexico’s government has approved extradition of El Chapo Guzman to the U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul released the following statement:
Apr 25, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Tonight, following the announcement that a federal disaster declaration has been granted for the Texas counties affected by last week’s storms, Congressman Michael McCaul released the following statement:
Apr 24, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, following Governor Abbott’s request for President Obama to declare a federal disaster for the areas of Texas affected by the recent severe weather, Congressman Michael McCaul authored a letter, and was joined by the entire Texas Congressional delegation, urging the President to “give expeditious consideration to, and approval of” Governor Abbott’s request:
Apr 20, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Following today’s Supreme Court ruling that upheld the House’s position that families of the victims of the 1983 Marine Corps bombing in Lebanon are entitled to damages from Iran, Congressman Michael McCaul released the following statement:
Mar 16, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today following the President’s nomination of Merrick Garland, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to the Supreme Court, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) made the following statement:

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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