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

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.

Jan 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Republican Leader of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the former Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, joined Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-MP) to introduce the Shark Fins Sales Elimination Act.

Dec 19, 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, issued the following statement following President Trump’s recent announcement on U.S. forces in Syria:

Dec 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ed Royce (R-CA), Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) introduced a bipartisan resolution urging China to maintain its ban on rhinoceros and tiger parts. This resolution also highlights the need to reduce demand in Asian markets, work with our global partners to combat transnational criminal organizations, condemn the farming of rhinoceros and tigers, and support ongoing engagement by U.S.

Nov 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) issued the following statement after being selected by the House Republican Conference to serve as Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 116th Congress:

Nov 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Michael McCaul (R-TX), Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX), Adam Smith (D-WA), and Bill Keating (D-MA) today applauded the House passage of their bipartisan bill, the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act. This legislation would improve U.S.