LEARN ABOUT MICHAEL
Congressman Michael T. McCaul is currently serving his seventh term representing Texas’ 10th District in the United States Congress.
Since he was elected in 2004, Congressman McCaul has a proven conservative voting record and has fought an uphill battle – playing a lead role in reforming Washington.
In January 2013, Rep. McCaul became Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The Committee has oversight of the Department of Homeland Security ensuring it is able to carry out its core mission of protecting the American people from terrorist attacks. As Chairman, McCaul has prioritized the threat of international and domestic terrorism, border security, cyber security, airport security and fixing dysfunctional management within DHS.Congressman McCaul led the charge against earmarks, which have been banned by the House of Representatives since 2011. He also serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Science and Technology. He also is a co-chair of the Childhood Cancer caucus.
Congressman McCaul has stood firm on conservative principles. He voted against the Bailouts, against the Stimulus, against Cap and Trade and against Obamacare. He consistently votes to cut taxes. He supports a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. He is ranked in the top 20 of most conservative member of the House of Representatives.Chairman McCaul recently passed legislation out of the Homeland Security Committee requiring DHS to implement a national strategy to gain operational control of our borders requiring the use of technology to gain situational awareness, and creating metrics to produce verifiable results.
Chairman McCaul has held numerous hearings addressing DHS waste, fraud and abuse; the operational presence of Mexican drug cartels in the United States; the presence of Iran and Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere; and on how “political correctness” led to the Fort Hood terrorist attack. Congressman McCaul is also a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Prior to Congress, Michael McCaul served as Chief of Counter-Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Texas, and led the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He served as Texas Deputy Attorney General under current U.S. Senator John Cornyn, and served as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C.
A fourth generation Texan, Congressman McCaul earned a B.A. in Business and History from Trinity University and holds a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program of the School of Government, Harvard University.