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.

Learn more about the committee here: https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/

More on Foreign Affairs

Aug 27, 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, released the following statement after President Trump announced an updated trade agreement with Mexico.

Aug 13, 2018 McCaul Column

When Ronald Reagan took to the stage in his only debate against Jimmy Carter in 1980, he asked the American people one simple question: “are you better off than you were four years ago?”  The answer was a resounding “no!”

Just over two years ago, the American people were again asked this question, and again could not respond positively.  My colleagues and I heard from our constituents that they had become disillusioned by our country’s direction.  The idea of providing their kids with a better life was quickly slipping away and the American Dream was disappearing.

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.

Jul 9, 2018 Op-Eds

On July 1, the Mexican people elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as their new president. During the campaign, Mr. Lopez Obrador used harsh anti-American rhetoric and promises of open-ended migration to Mexico to fuel his candidacy. However, with the campaign season now over, we need to remind ourselves of the long-standing friendship between our two countries and find ways to further strengthen ties between us.

Jun 12, 2018 Press Release

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, released the below statement following the summit between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

Jun 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Bill Keating (D-MA) announced the introduction of H.R. 6018, the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act of 2018.

Jun 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of lawmakers today introduced legislation to require the U.S.

May 24, 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, released the following statement after President Trump announced there would be no summit with North Korea next month.

May 23, 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, questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his first appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee today.

McCaul questioning the Secretary on Iran:

May 23, 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, urges support for his amendment to H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act.

Specifically, this amendment extends a provision in the NDAA that prohibits federal departments and agencies from purchasing ZTE and Huawei products and services to apply also to federal grant money and loans in order to better safeguard state and local communications networks.