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We must do everything in our power to combat human trafficking, uphold human rights, and prevent our citizens from becoming victims of this heinous crime. The Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act will better equip DHS to partner, educate, and coordinate efforts and intelligence sharing on multiple levels. It will provide resources to help deter, detect, and mitigate instances of human trafficking in our country. It will also safeguard victims and help raise public awareness of the threat human trafficking poses to our communities. I am confident this bill will help protect our citizens and children from being exploited. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead
This bill bolsters enforcement of existing immigration law, makes important reforms to our legal immigration programs, secures the border, and provides a legislative solution for the current beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
In December, with my support, the House of Representatives passed a third supplemental disaster recovery funding package to provide relief from Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters. This package will not only provide relief to victims of Harvey, it will allow Texas to move forward on several crucial flood mitigation projects, like the Cypress Creek Reservoir Project, to prevent future disasters.
This year’s NDAA fully funds our military, the best fighting force in the world, and provides the necessary support our men and women in uniform need and deserve – including the largest pay raise for our troops in eight years. In order to continue ensuring the safety of our service members and their families at home and abroad, it’s imperative we restore our nation’s military readiness and bolster our nation’s offensive and defensive military capabilities.
Representatives from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), volunteer groups and other agencies are at the centers to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help you apply for federal disaster assistance.
Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding the indictment of thirteen Russians and three Russian entities who were indicted for allegedly interfering in the 2016 U.S. election:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the below statement on the disconnect between FBI and local law enforcement in the Parkland, Florida shooting.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this week, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul's (R-TX) bill to combat human trafficking was signed into law (P.L.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the Improving Embassy Design and Security Act of 2018 to streamline embassy and consulate design and construction.
I have served on the House Homeland Security Committee since first entering Congress in 2005 and was selected to serve as Chairman of the Investigations Subcommittee. In 2013, I was selected to serve as the Chairman of the entire committee. My guiding priority as Chairman is defending our homeland from all threats—foreign, domestic, and digital.
As a Texan, I am committed to shielding the homeland from the rising threat of terrorist and foreign fighters, securing our borders, enhancing cyber defenses, making the nation’s airport security system smarter and more efficient, and providing rigorous oversight of the Department of Homeland Security to ensure it is capable of carrying out its core mission of protecting the homeland.
During the 115th Congress, the Homeland Security Committee passed several critical pieces of bipartisan legislation to keep Americans safer, including the landmark and first-ever Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act of 2017, which reforms and improves the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and helps ensure nearly 16 years after the September 11th attacks, DHS is positioned to carry out its diverse mission at every level. While we are stronger and better prepared today, America’s enemies have proven to be very agile. We can stay ahead of these ever-evolving threats by reforming and improving DHS’s programs and capabilities.
Under my leadership, the Homeland Security Committee has passed over 65 bills through the House; 6 of those bills became public law. A full list of House-passed Committee bills can be found here.