Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

Health Care

Health care reform must ensure that quality coverage is affordable and accessible for every American, regardless of income or pre-existing conditions. But it must not force Americans into a government-run health care system that would eliminate coverage they receive from their employer.  Nor must it mandate that business or individuals pay for coverage.  Every American must have the right to choose the health plan that best meets their needs and medical decisions must be made by patients and doctors, not government bureaucrats.


 

 

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Jun 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, led a roundtable with representatives from NGOs, pharmaceuticals, and hospitals. The discussion centered on the current scope of private-sector childhood cancer initiatives in Africa and the opportunities for public-private partnerships to fight the scourge of childhood cancer globally.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, released a statement on his support for pre-existing conditions and the sham H.R. 986 vote:

Apr 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, released a statement on H.Res. 271 and his support for preexisting conditions:

Mar 23, 2019 In The News

U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul has received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

The award, presented annually to select lawmakers who demonstrate leadership in cancer-related public policy advocacy and whose actions have impacted cancer policy on a national or international scale, was presented to McCaul in recognition of his work to combat childhood cancer.

Mar 20, 2019 Press Release

BRENHAM, TX – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of his dedication to the fight against childhood cancer.

Sep 27, 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, applauds the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense, Health, and Education funding bill.  

This Congress has now passed the most funding bills on time in 22 years.  The Senate passed this bill last week by a vote of 93 to 7 and it will now head to the President’s desk for his signature. 

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.

Aug 6, 2018 In The News

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers wants to patch up holes in hospice and palliative care for seriously ill children.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), alongside the co-chairs of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus, is pushing a proposal (H.R. 6560) to allow states to develop comprehensive care programs tailored to critically ill patients who qualify for Medicaid and their families. The programs would offer a full support package, including palliative care, counseling, respite, expressive therapy, and bereavement benefits.

Jul 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Five lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill giving a full range of medical services to families with children who have life-limiting illnesses and who qualify for Medicaid, which currently has gaps in such coverage.

Jul 6, 2018 McCaul Column

No matter your age, hearing the words ‘you have cancer’ from a doctor is frightening and life altering.  But hearing those words directed towards your child or young friend is even more horrifying.

When I was in elementary school, I lived this scenario.  My best friend was diagnosed with leukemia and sadly lost his life to the deadly disease.