Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

Energy

Since coming to Congress, I have been an ardent supporter of energy policies that reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and expand domestic production of economically viable sources of energy.  America is blessed with an abundance of natural resources that should be developed responsibly.  This is both good for our economy and our national security.  My record in Congress reflects my “all of the above” energy strategy to keep energy costs low and support domestic energy:

Opposing Cap and Trade and Obama’s Radical Anti-Energy Agenda

  • Voted against the Obama-Pelosi “cap and trade” tax that would drive up energy prices and hurt the middle class.​
  • Cosponsored the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act, which prohibits the EPA from implementing or enforcing a cap and trade program or any new regulation of greenhouse gasses from stationary sources.

Supporting the Keystone XL Pipeline

  • Voted for and cosponsored the Northern Route Approval Act, which authorizes the construction of the Kesytone XL Pipeline.

Advancing Offshore Energy Production

  • Voted for the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, which requires the Secretary of the Interior to issue drilling leases in the outercontinental shelf.
  • Cosponsored and voted for the Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act, which opens up new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Promoting New Refineries

  • Cosponsored legislation to streamline the permitting process for new refineries, which haven’t been issued since 1976.

Expanding Nuclear Power

  • Supported safe nuclear power which is safe, clean and inexpensive.

Clean Coal

  • Voted for the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act, which gives States the lead role in overseeing the disposal of coal ash, rather than the EPA.

Effective Domestic Energy Alternatives

  • Supported tax credits for alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, and hybrid technologies.

More on Energy

Jul 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauds the House passage of his legislation: H.R. 5535, the Energy Diplomacy Act.

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today following the President’s announcement that he will not approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) made the following statement:
Oct 9, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today following House passage of H.R. 702, to adapt to changing crude oil market conditions, which lifts the Crude Oil Export Ban, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) made the following statement.
Aug 14, 2015 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX– Today, following the announcement that the U.S. Commerce Department has approved limited sales of U.S. crude oil to Mexico, Congressman Michael McCaul, author of the Crude Oil Export Act, released the following statement.
Apr 24, 2015 Press Release
AUSTIN, TX – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), along with Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-7), and Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-3), sent a letter President Obama urging him to lift the prohibition on U.S. crude oil exports to Mexico. Doing so would afford Mexico the same trade exemption granted to Canada thirty years ago. Congressman McCaul and Congressman Castro made the following statements after sending the letter to the President.
Jan 8, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, the first day of the 114th Congress, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced H.R. 156, the Crude Oil Export Act, which lifts the 1970s era prohibition on the export of American crude oil and would remove the major remaining barrier that keeps the U.S. From being competitive with other oil exporting nations. The bill is cosponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), and Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) and was originally introduced in the 113th Congress.
Nov 14, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today following the passage of H.R. 5682, approving the Keystone XL Pipeline, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement.
Apr 1, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Michael McCaul introduced H.R. 4349, the Crude Oil Export Act, which lifts the 1970s era prohibition on the export of American crude oil and would remove the major remaining barrier that keeps the U.S. from being competitive with other oil exporting nations.