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.

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.
Jun 12, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than fifty people dead and dozens more wounded after the Orlando nightclub terror attack, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement:
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:

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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