E-News Update from Congressman McCaul

Apr 29, 2009
Press Release

Congressman McCaul Votes Against Democrats’ Budget

 

AUSTIN – Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX 10) took another stand for taxpayers voting against the Democrats nearly $4 trillion FY’10 budget. The partisan spending plan, which is a compromise between House and Senate versions, passed the House without the support of a single Republican and without unanimous Democratic support.

"Democrats are the majority and they clearly used their numbers to ram through a partisan budget with record spending and borrowing and record debt," said Rep. McCaul. "The only way to pay for it all is to raise taxes on every American, and that’s exactly what this President and the Democrats are going to do."

Congressman McCaul has long supported the Republican alternative budget which incentivizes job creation and private investment in America’s financial markets by cutting taxes.

 

Statement by Congressman McCaul on his vote against H.R. 1913:

"Most states, including Texas already have a hate crimes statute. The law in Texas, enacted after the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr., has proven to be effective. The bill I voted against represents yet another case of the federal government encroaching on powers constitutionally given to the states. Further, as a former federal prosecutor, I believe all violent crimes should be prosecuted vigorously, regardless of the motivation for that crime. This bill clearly undermines the concept of equal justice under the law."

 

 

 

Statement by Congressman McCaul after attending a briefing on the Swine Flu with the Secretaries of DHS, HHS and the head of the CDC:

"There is great cause for concern but not panic. One death is one too many, and that it occurred in a Houston hospital hits close to home for our district. I am encouraged that we are prepared to contain this disease with the 50 million doses of Tamiflu and that a vaccine is being developed. I want to reassure the public that this situation is being monitored as closely as possible at all levels of government and appropriate and timely action is being taken. The rapid response is based on plans we developed on the Homeland Security Committee to prepare for pandemics and biological terror attacks."

Updates on the Swine Flu are available at https://mccaul.house.gov and at

www.cdc.gov/swineflu