Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas
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  • Childhood Cancer Summit 2015 Opening Remarks

    “We need to stop the horrific experience that everyone in this room has been through. I want to thank all of you for your heroism, for standing up for this cause, we’re going to continue the fight, and we’re eventually going to defeat this terrible disease.” - Congressman McCaul
  • Casey and Leslie Ryan of Austin speak at Childhood Cancer Summit

    “Whatever path Rex takes, its a result of what happened here, thanks to you Congressman McCaul, and you Congressman Van Hollen. Your work on the Creating Hope Act, the folks who created Unituxin that helped him, the team at Dell who held our hands, I want to thank you for being here today and continuing to spread this word. The battle has just begun, but we are winning, and have to keep fighting.” - Casey Ryan
  • McCaul, Van Hollen, Speier, Reed, and Capito Introduce Bipartisan Childhood Cancer STAR Act

    The Childhood Cancer STAR Act would improve efforts to identify and track childhood cancer incidences, improve the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors, ensure publicly accessible expanded access policies that provide hope for patients who have run out of options, and identify opportunities to expand the research of therapeutics necessary to treat the 15,780 children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. every year.
  • Congressman McCaul Heritage Foundation Speech on "Terror Gone Viral"

    On July 22, 2015, Congressman McCaul Delivers a Heritage Foundation keynote address: "Terror Gone Viral: The Rise of Radicalism and America’s Response”
  • McCaul on ABC's "This Week"

    Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, discusses the Chattanooga shooting and domestic terror on ABC's "This Week."

Sep 18, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today following the House vote to withdraw taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) made the following statement:
Sep 18, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced the Refugee Resettlement Oversight and Security Act. If enacted into law, this legislation would give the American people’s representatives the chance to vote up or down on the President’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States and improve the security vetting process. Specifically, this bill will:
Aug 14, 2015 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX– Today, following the announcement that the U.S. Commerce Department has approved limited sales of U.S. crude oil to Mexico, Congressman Michael McCaul, author of the Crude Oil Export Act, released the following statement.
Jul 29, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Michael McCaul introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act of 2015. Congressman McCaul was joined by his fellow co-chair of the Childhood Cancer Caucus Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) as well as Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) in introducing the legislation in the House and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the legislation in the Senate.
Jul 29, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX-11), the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) introduced the bipartisan Student Agriculture Protection Act. The legislation would exempt from taxation the first $5000 in proceeds on the sale of livestock or agricultural projects by Future Farmers of America and 4-H participants.

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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