Sep 19, 2014 In the News
Friends say Andrea Sloan would have loved to attend a summit this weekend in Washington, D.C., that will focus on research for childhood cancer and expanded access to experimental drugs for all cancer patients. Sloan, 45, passed away earlier this year after a fight to gain access to an experimental drug to treat her ovarian cancer through a process called compassionate use. She was eventually granted access to a different drug made by a different company, but by then, her cancer had progressed too far.
Aug 6, 2014 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Today, following passage of landmark reforms by the Mexican Congress that will end Pemex's 75 year old monopoly on Mexico's energy industry, Congressman Michael McCaul released the following statement.
Aug 1, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released the following statement on the House passage of legislation to address the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border, including a supplemental appropriations bill (H.R. 5230) and a bill to prevent the continuation or expansion of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (H.R. 5272).
Jul 31, 2014 In the News
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sanofi SA are spending $67.5 million on a novel bet they hope will help them outflank Amgen Inc. in the race to get a new class of cholesterol drugs to the market. The companies are paying the money to acquire a special voucher held by BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a bid to hasten regulatory review of their drug alirocumab, one of an emerging group of medicines that lower cholesterol by targeting a gene known as PCSK9.
Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following Governor Perry’s announcement of his intention to send up to 1,000 National Guardsmen to the border as a force multiplier and to act as a deterrent to further illegal crossings into the United States, Congressman McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement.
Jun 18, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today following the arrest of two Central Texas men on charges of supporting terrorism, Congressman Michael McCaul, who represents Texas’ 10th Congressional District, and Serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement.
May 30, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following President Obama’s announcement that he has accepted the resignation of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement.
May 30, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved language proposed by Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) that would ensure a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of Expanded Access (aka: Compassionate Use) of experimental drugs that hold lifesaving potential for terminally ill cancer patients who have exhausted all other treatment options.
May 13, 2014 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul joined twenty three of his colleagues from the Texas delegation in signing a letter led by Congressman Lamar Smith to the Inspector General of Veterans’ Affairs. The letter calls for an investigation into the allegations that Veterans Affairs officials in Central Texas manipulated appointment data in order to conceal long wait times for veterans seeking an appointment.
May 2, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today following Speaker Boehner’s announcement the House will vote on forming a Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi terror attacks of September 11, 2012, Congressman Michael McCaul, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement.