Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

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.

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May 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON— A group of nearly 400 members of the United States Congress today called on President Trump to demonstrate American leadership in resolving the prolonged conflict in Syria. In a letter led by Representatives Eliot L. Engel and Michael T.

May 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael T.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX) delivered the following remarks at a press conference to announce the filing of a discharge petition on his bill, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act. H.R. 336 is a four-part legislative package to protect U.S. national security interests in the Middle East.

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.

Mar 18, 2019 Press Release

AUSTIN – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Lead Republican of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, joined more than 140 Austin business, veteran, and community leaders today for a conversation on America’s global leadership and the benefits it produces for Texas.

Mar 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced bipartisan legislation to bolster U.S. business competitiveness abroad by prioritizing economic and commercial diplomacy through enhanced partnership integration with the Department of State, Department of Commerce and U.S. diplomatic missions throughout the world.

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, the world faces unprecedented levels of instability in conflict-ridden areas deemed “fragile” for reasons that include extreme poverty, lack of economic opportunity, and weak governance. These hostile environments cost the global economy over $14 trillion dollars annually and provide fertile recruiting grounds for terrorists and transnational criminal organizations. 

Feb 11, 2019 Op-Eds

By: Congressman Michael McCaul 

When Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro took the reins of power in 2013, it was clear that he would follow the socialist footsteps of Hugo Chavez. In the years that followed, Maduro’s policies, along with rampant corruption, economic incompetence, and violent crackdowns on political dissent have turned Venezuela into a failed mafia state.

Jan 31, 2019 Op-Eds

Human trafficking is the barbaric practice of profiting in people, a form of slavery we assumed had been assigned to the ash heap of history. Sadly, today nearly 25 million people around the world are victims of trafficking.