Read our 2016 Report Card for McCaul.
Our unique analysis of the bills McCaul has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). McCaul is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Michael McCaul sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Homeland Security
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Transportation Security
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on The Western Hemisphere
- House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
McCaul was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 755 (113th): To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol.
- H.R. 2660 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 122 North Holderrieth Boulevard in Tomball, Texas, as the “Tomball Veterans Post Office”.
- H.R. 3700 (112th): Louis Zamperini Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 1001 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 301 South Heatherwilde Boulevard in Pflugerville, Texas, as the “Sergeant Byron W. Norwood Post Office ...
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
McCaul sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (32%) Emergency Management (21%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Immigration (11%) Health (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (4%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (4%)
Some of McCaul’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 380: To direct the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a report on ...
- H.R. 6381: DHS Reform and Improvement Act
- H.Con.Res. 159: Condemning the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the 1988 massacre ...
- H.R. 5924: To provide that members of the Armed Forces performing services in the Sinai ...
- H.R. 5858 (114th): RACE for Children Act
- H.R. 5859: Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act
- H.R. 5697: Taking Responsibility Using Secured Technologies Act of 2016
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|McCaul’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act ("H.R. 2048". , Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 2142 (111th): GPRA Modernization Act of 2010
Dec 17, 2010. Failed 212/131.
H.Res. 1184 (111th): Congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team, Greivis Vasquez, and Coach Gary Williams on an ...
Mar 17, 2010. Passed 279/132.
H.R. 1752 (111th): To provide that the usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives may ...
Jul 30, 2009. Failed 282/144.
H.R. 556 (110th): Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007
Jul 11, 2007. Passed 370/45.
From Jan 2005 to Jan 2017, McCaul missed 203 of 8,939 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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