Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

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  • STAR Act Signed Into Law

    The STAR Act aims to advance childhood cancer research and child-focused cancer treatments for the nearly 16,000 children diagnosed with cancer in the United States every year, while also improving the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors.
  • Childhood Cancer STAR Act Heads to President’s Desk

    It was a long anticipated day for the pediatric cancer community, and one to be celebrated. This bill is the most comprehensive childhood cancer bill to ever pass Congress and will finally head to the president’s desk to be signed into law. Childhood cancer remains one of the deadliest killers of our kids and we as a Congress, and a nation, must say, ‘Enough is enough.’
  • POTUS Signs McCaul's Bill to Combat Human Trafficking into Law

    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
  • McCaul, Goodlatte, Labrador, McSally Introduce Immigration Legislation

    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.
  • McCaul Leads on Harvey Recovery Efforts

    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.

Apr 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — House Committee on Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), yesterday urged the Trump Administration to reconsider its plan to cut U.S. assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Apr 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement after the public release of the Mueller Report:

Apr 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on keeping the internet open:

Apr 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) was joined yesterday by Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA) in reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation today to encourage state, local, and tribal governments to strengthen their defenses against cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.

Apr 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure:

Homeland Security

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.

Foreign Affairs

American leadership on the global stage is critical. As a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I am responsible for oversight of State Department policy and promoting a responsible legislative agenda that bolsters international engagement with our allies, counters the aggressive policies of our adversaries, and advances the common interests of nations in defense of stability and democracy around the globe.

China, under President Xi, continues to consolidate its control over all facets of Chinese government, military, commercial, and civilian life. We've seen Xi purge his competitors within the country and compel its commercial sector to support its destabilizing rise around the world. The bottom line, China is on the rise, and its influence is expanding globally at a rapid pace. It is the Soviet Union of our times.  To counter China's immoral rise, we must support our allies, partners and friends, and expand our support to international development efforts. 

In Russia, Putin's regime continues to hinder American efforts at peace on the Korean Peninsula by covertly supporting the Kim regime's economy, which ultimately helps further their nuclear ambitions.  Across Europe and the Americas, Putin continues to engage in hostile disinformation campaigns intended to sow discord among our people, divide Europe, and drive a wedge between our NATO allies. And in Syria, he is bolstering the brutal regime of Bashar al Assad– making the likelihood of a political solution to end the bloodshed more distant. Russia must pay a price for its blatant attacks on American interests.

In North Korea, Kim Jong Un has marched down a path of nuclearization absent American leadership. He is now on the cusp of obtaining the ability to conduct a successful nuclear ICBM strike anywhere in the world – including the United States.  This is unacceptable. That is why President Trump and his Administration have begun to lead a maximum pressure campaign against North Korea to compel him to retreat from his destabilizing nuclear ambitions. These efforts include working with our international partners to diplomatically isolate the regime, increasing economic pressure on the North Korean economy through international sanctions, and refusing to take the use of military force off the table unless Kim Jong Un reverses course.

Iran is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. A nation that has repeatedly threatened America and Israel with absolute destruction must not be allowed to ever have a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately, as negotiated by the previous Administration, the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, injected the Iranian regime with billions of dollars in fresh funding for their expansionist agenda. From Yemen, through Iraq and Syria, all the way to Lebanon and the Mediterranean, Iran continues to solidify its influence in the region through a "Shia Crescent". This land bridge connects Iran to its destabilizing proxies throughout the region, such as Lebanese-based Hezbollah and Hamas in Palestine.  As our allies in the region understand, we must counter Iran's actions because they are a direct threat to regional stability.

Learn more about what McCaul is doing to strengthen our foreign policy here

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Shortly after he was first elected to Congress, McCaul founded the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus to give a voice to the nearly 16,000 children diagnosed with cancer every year; and the survivors who face long-term health issues stemming from the treatments they received as children. In the 115th Congress, there have been two major accomplishments in the fight against childhood cancer. First, the RACE for Children Act (Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity for Children Act) was signed into law in January of 2018. RACE now allows the most innovative adult treatments for cancer to be studied for use in children.

Then, the Childhood Cancer STAR Act was signed into law in June of 2018. The STAR Act is the most comprehensive childhood cancer bill ever signed into law. It addresses the four major concerns facing the pediatric cancer community: Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research, and will elevate and prioritize the fight against childhood cancer at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

You can click here to learn more about the Childhood Cancer STAR Act.

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