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I am heartbroken and devastated over the lives that have been lost, homes that have been destroyed, and the families effected by the severe storms that impacted much of Texas over the weekend. I want to offer my assistance in any way possible to the towns, communities, and constituents of my district that need it. I know that Texans will rally around each other and help our neighbors rebuild and recover. Find out how to get involved or receive relief here.
Chairman McCaul Discusses the Threat of ISIS on Sunday Morning FuturesRep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, discusses his delegation to the Middle East and the threat of ISIS on Fox News "Sunday Futures with Maria Bartiromo."
Chairman McCaul on Fox News Sunday on Homegrown TerrorismCongressman McCaul joined Fox News Sunday to discuss the threat of Homegrown Terrorism.
The House passed bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman McCaul and Congressman Ratcliffe to help American companies protect their digital networks and protect American's private information. The bill passed overwhelmingly 355-63 exhibiting broad bipartisan support.
Chairman McCaul be on ABC on Latest Homeland ThreatsCongressman McCaul joined ABC's "This Week" to discuss the latest homeland security threats.
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.