Michael (Michael) T. McCaul (R-USH10)
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Capitol: 202.225.2401
FAX: 202.225.5955
District: 979.830.8497
District FAX: 979.830.1984
Representative
Room 2001 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4310

Residence: Austin, TX
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Linda Mays   DOB: 1/14/1962
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Homeland Security
Co-ChairCongressional High Technology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Argentina Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberTask Force on Anti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing
Co-ChairPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pro-Trade Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Songwriters Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Panama Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
FC MemberCongressional Texas Maritime Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
FC MemberSuburban Agenda Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberHouse Beef Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberVictory in Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Austin / Bastrop / Colorado / Fayette / Harris / Lee / Travis / Waller / Washington

Bio

Congressman Michael T. McCaul is currently serving his seventh term representing Texas' 10th District in the United States Congress. The 10th Congressional District of Texas stretches from Austin to the Houston suburbs, and includes Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fayette, Harris, Lee, Travis, Washington and Waller Counties.

Homeland Security Chairman On January 3, 2013 - the beginning of the 113th Congress - Congressman 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 will prioritize the threat of international and domestic terrorism, cyber security, airport security and fixing dysfunctional management within DHS which contributes to wasted taxpayer dollars, delayed security operations and corruption. Chairman McCaul will also prioritize border security and elevate this as a national security issue.

Congressman McCaul is also the Chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Inter-Parliamentary Group (I.P.G.) Every year the Group meets to discuss issues and events involving the two nations. These meetings give both American and Mexican lawmakers the opportunity to address the challenges facing our two countries.

He also serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs working to ensure our national security is strong.

Washington Reformer Congressman McCaul has a strong track record as a leading fiscal conservative in the Congress. He never forgets that every dollar the Congress appropriates is the People's money, not the government's. As such, Congressman McCaul has fought against the failed $787 billion stimulus, the $700 billion bailout, the Cap and Trade national energy tax and the Affordable Care Act. In addition to his conservative voting record, Congressman McCaul led the charge against earmarks, which was adopted as the official policy of the House of Representatives during the 112th Congress.

In recognition of his pro-growth, pro-jobs voting record, Congressman McCaul has been awarded the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award each year he has served. Congressman Michael McCaul's stand against unprecedented government expansion and out of control spending has also been recognized by the American Conservative Union, which presented McCaul its coveted ACU Ratings Award.

High Tech Leadership With many NASA employees, universities and high tech companies in the 10th District, Congressman McCaul's service on the Committee on Science and Technology provides him the ability to enhance Texas' role as a global leader in technology.

Congressman McCaul is co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional High Tech Caucus and the Cybersecurity Caucus. In 2008, Rep. McCaul co-chaired the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency which, along with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), developed and presented recommendations to President Obama to secure cyberspace and protect our national interests. The Information Technology Industry Council awarded Congressman McCaul its coveted Legislator of the Year Award for 2009 for his support of congressional policies that benefit American technology companies. TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, also awarded Congressman McCaul its annual Founders Circle Award, one of four members of Congress recognized by the organization for their outstanding leadership to champion the nation's innovation economy.

Fighting Childhood Cancer In the 112th Congress, McCaul's legislation, the Creating Hope Act, was signed by the president and became law in October 2012, creating incentives for pharmaceutical companies to create new treatments for pediatric cancer patients. McCaul co-chairs the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus, which he founded shortly after he was first elected to Congress.

Personal Prior to Congress, Michael McCaul served as Chief of Counter Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney's office, Western District of Texas, and led the Joint Terrorism Task Force charged with detecting, deterring and preventing terrorist activity. McCaul also 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. In 2009 Congressman McCaul was honored with St. Mary's Distinguished Graduate award. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program of the School of Government, Harvard University. Congressman McCaul is married to his wife, Linda. They are proud parents of five children- Caroline, Jewell, and the triplets Lauren, Michael and Avery.