Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas
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  • Chairman McCaul Discusses the Threat of ISIS on Sunday Morning Futures

    Rep. 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 Terrorism

    Congressman McCaul joined Fox News Sunday to discuss the threat of Homegrown Terrorism.
  • House Passes McCaul Cybersecurity Legislation

    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 Threats

    Congressman McCaul joined ABC's "This Week" to discuss the latest homeland security threats.
  • Congressman McCaul Visits Dell Children's Hospital

    On April 9, 2015, U.S. Rep Michael McCaul (R-TX) visited Dell Children's Hospital and met Rex Ryan, 3, and his family. Rex benefitted from a clinical trial of a now approved drug to designed treat neuroblastoma. The development of the drug was made possible via a voucher program created by the Creating Hope Act that McCaul authored and was signed into law .

May 21, 2015 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Today, an amendment offered by Congressman Michael McCaul passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously during markup of H.R. 2323, the United States International Communications Reform Act of 2015.
May 20, 2015 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – This week Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) joined 50 of his colleagues in signing a letter requesting John Koskinen, the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, to review the tax exempt status of the Clinton Foundation. The letter, which can be found here, raises member's concerns over allegations the Clinton Foundation accepted, and did not disclose, millions of dollars of donations and facilitated private business transactions for foreign entities while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.
May 18, 2015 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Today, following the tragic death of Houston Police officer Richard Martin, who was killed in the line of duty early this morning, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement.
May 15, 2015 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Today, following passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2016, which included an amendment offered by Congressman McCaul (R-TX), Congressman Carter (R-TX), and Congressman Rigell (R-VA) which grants authority to military base commanders to allow concealed carry of firearms on military installations, either for personal defense or as a force multiple, if they deem it necessary, Congressman Michael McCaul issued the following statement.
May 12, 2015 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) has joined 112 Congressional colleagues in signing the amicus brief in Texas et al v United States. The amicus brief is in support of a continued injunction challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s unilateral executive amnesty orders. The brief has been filed with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Issues:

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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