Austin, Texas , United States
|| January 14, 1962
Aug 18, 2012 06:55pm
Married - Catholic -
|Info||In November of 2004, Michael McCaul was elected to represent Texas' 10th District in the United States Congress. The 10th Congressional District of Texas stretches across 8 counties from Austin to the Houston suburbs, and includes Austin, Bastrop, Burleson, Harris, Lee, Travis, Washington and Waller Counties. |
Congressman McCaul was selected by his freshman peers to serve as their Representative to the Republican Leadership. In this capacity, Congressman McCaul attends regular meetings with the House Republican Leadership led by Speaker Dennis Hastert.
Congressman McCaul is a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations where he works to strengthen and secure our borders, and protect America from the threat of terrorism.
Also serving on the Committee on International Relations, he has the opportunity to work with other nations to open new markets and protect Texas' and America's interests abroad.
With NASA employees and several computer and high tech companies in the 10th District, Congressman McCaul's service on the Committee on Science provides him the ability to enhance Texas' role as a global leader in technology.
Recently, Congressman McCaul was asked to serve as an Assistant Whip for the 109th Congress by House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO). As a member of the Whip team, he will be helping the Majority Whip find the votes necessary to pass critical legislation in the House of Representatives. This leadership position will give Congressman McCaul and Texas’ Tenth District a larger voice in the decision-making process in the House and help Congress to pass a positive and successful agenda.
Congressman Michael McCaul was named Vice Chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Inter-Parliamentary Group (I.P.G.) by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL). The American I.P.G. delegation consists of Members of the United States House of Representatives and Senate. Every year the U.S.-Mexico Inter-Parliamentary 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.
Prior to coming to Congress, Michael McCaul served as Chief of Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Department of Justice in Texas, and participated in the Joint Terrorism Task Force that was charged with preparing Texas to provide a coordinated effort in detecting, deterring and preventing terrorist activity. Congressman McCaul also served as Texas Deputy Attorney General under current U.S. Senator John Cornyn.
A third 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.
Congressman McCaul and his wife Linda live in Austin, Texas with their five children Caroline, Jewell, and the triplets Lauren, Michael and Avery. He continues to live in Austin and returns home from Washington almost every week to be with his family and constituents.