In The News
By: Congressman Michael McCaul
March 6, 2018
Every year, fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up at markets around the world.
In many cultures shark fin is considered a delicacy. Often used in soup, it can sell for as much as $500 per pound.
Rep. John Culberson called on the U.S. Justice Department Friday to investigate whether the Army Corps of Engineers violated civil or criminal laws by failing to alert the public to its own forecasts showing that Hurricane Harvey could cause the Corps' two West Houston reservoirs to flood suburban neighborhoods.
The United States has ratcheted up pressure on North Korea, a move praised by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas).
The Trump administration on Friday slapped sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with North Korea.
When Rep. Michael McCaul was in grade school, he lost his best friend to cancer. It has always affected him, especially when he meets with constituents whose children are sick.
And then three years ago, he met an inspiring new friend.
An engineering project proposed before the U.S. entered World War II could have reduced the effects from the massive flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey that sent thousands of people fleeing for their lives, the head of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Friday during a press conference at Katy's city hall.
Congressman Michael McCaul huddled with Katy and local officials regarding a possible new reservoir to be built near Katy.
McCaul said early projects for the reservoir are projected in the $550-600 million range but added that is a project that was planned 1940 but was aborted due to money issues.