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/

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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.

May 23, 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, and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today urged President Trump to reconsider lifting penalties on the Chinese telecommunications firm Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment (ZTE) on grounds that it poses a significant risk to U.S. national security.

May 17, 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, and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today welcomed the Foreign Affairs Committee’s approval of their bipartisan measure the Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (H.R.

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H. Res. 835, a resolution introduced by Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and Nita Lowey (D-NY). The resolution calls for all nations to enter into robust diplomatic relations with Israel upon its 70th year of statehood. It also highlights Israel’s recent advances in diplomacy and affirms the importance of diplomatic recognition of the nation in multilateral fora globally.

Statement by Representative McCaul:

May 10, 2018 Op-Eds

President Trump has withdrawn from the non-binding political commitment with Iran — the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal.

May 9, 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 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured the release of three American hostages from North Korea.

Congressman McCaul: “The release of three Americans unjustly held by the North Korean regime is great news and I look forward to seeing them return home to their families.

May 9, 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 committee passage of his legislation: H.R. 5535, the Energy Diplomacy Act.

May 8, 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 following statement after the President’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).