Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

Economy

Sustaining economic growth continues to be one of our nation's primary challenges.  That is why I support pro-growth economic policies that foster innovation and job creation.  My plan rejects the big government cycle of “tax, spend and borrow” that discourages prosperity and economic growth.

Giving away your hard-earned tax dollars to companies that made poor and often unethical business decisions, and spending your money on pork projects that don’t create jobs only serves to grow our national debt.   Economists share my concern that we are headed toward hyperinflation:  prices will go up, the value of the dollar will decline, and interest rates on credit cards and mortgages will skyrocket. If we continue down this path, it appears that our children will be worse off than we are or their grandparents were.  It’s not supposed to be this way.

I support a budget plan that will move Americans toward prosperity without spending record amounts of taxpayer dollars and without increasing the tax burden on families and businesses.  Especially during a recession, our priority should be to help businesses succeed by creating a business-friendly environment with reasonable tax burdens and responsible regulations that won’t stifle job creation.  Minimizing the tax burden on families will allow them greater flexibility to make ends meet.  Lowering the Capital Gains tax will encourage private investment in our financial markets.

I helped lead the charge to ban Earmarks beginning in 2008.  In 2011 when Republicans took back the House, we were able to permanently eliminate earmarks.  Although they can be a valuable tool to local economies, the system was susceptible to waste, political gamesmanship and was abused to the point where Americans stood up and asked Congress to eliminate them.  

I will continue to be a steward for ensuring taxpayers' hard earned dollars are spent wisely and cast votes in favor of economic prosperity and legislation that promotes American job growth.

More on Economy

Jan 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) issued the following statement about President Trump’s executive order on regulations.

President Trump signed an executive order requiring that for every new federal regulation implemented, two must be rescinded.  This came after the re-introduction of McCaul’s One In, One Out Act, which would require at least one deregulatory measure be found with greater or equal cost before a federal agency can impose a new costly regulation on small businesses.

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –   Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10), Phil Roe MD (TN-1), Rick Allen (GA-12), Dave Brat (VA-07), and Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduce the One In, One Out Act to cut the red tape in order to get government out of the way where it is most harmful and let business owners do what they do best – hire, compete, innovate, and flourish. 

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) introduced the No Raise for Congress Act today to end automatic pay increases for members of Congress.

Jan 6, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today following the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 3762, Restoring American's Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) made the following statement:
Nov 5, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today following passage of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) made the following statement:
Oct 28, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today following House passage of the budget deal that also raises the debt ceiling, H.R. 1314 Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), made the following statement:
Oct 23, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, following the passage of H.R. 3762 – Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10) issued the following statement about the bill:
Jun 25, 2015 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold ObamaCare subsidies in the King v. Burwell case, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement.
Feb 2, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today following the release of President Obama’s FY 2016 budget proposal, Congressman McCaul released the following statement:
Dec 10, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced the Christmas Tree Tax Exclusion Act, which would exclude “choose and cut” Christmas tree producers, like the Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm in Texas’ 10th congressional district, from a new Obama Administration tax on Christmas trees.