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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) – Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee – spoke on the House floor in support of the Verify First Act, a bill he helped introduce with Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11), which would protect taxpayer dollars. Following the speech, the bill passed the House.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) – Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee – released the below statement following the passage of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representatives Michael T. McCaul (R-TX-10), G. K. Butterfield (D-NC-01), Sean Duffy (R-WI-07), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09), along with U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) reintroduced the RACE for Children Act (Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity for Children Act), H.R. 231/S. 456, to support the development of innovative and promising cancer drugs for children.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), co-founder of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Congressman G. K.
Just a few months after meeting Congressman Michael McCaul, I quickly learned that he is a man of deep character with an unwavering conviction to make right and just decisions. I’ve learned he’s a man of his word and a promise keeper. I’m deeply honored to call him my friend.
Last year I had the privilege of meeting a brave young boy from Austin, Rex Ryan. I met this tenacious 4-year-old at Dell Children’s Hospital during his clinical trial for the first FDA-approved childhood cancer drug in over two decades, Unituxin. Rex had been fighting neuroblastoma since he was just 18-months-old and, until just recently, all traditional methods of treatment had been exhausted. Now Rex is living a healthy life without cancer.
“Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Texas, Mr. Burgess, and Chairman Fred Upton for their work on this effort as well. I chair the Homeland Security Committee, but I also chair the Childhood Cancer Caucus. It’s one of the biggest threats to our children; it’s the number one killer of our children.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, co-chairs of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Chris Van Hollen (MD-08), and incoming co-chair Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), applaud the U.S. House passage of H.R. 3381, Childhood Cancer STAR Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10) applauds the U.S. House passage of two health provisions he drafted to address childhood cancer, which were included in the 21st Century Cures Act.