McCaul is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills McCaul has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to May 13, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Michael McCaul sits on the following committees:
McCaul was the primary sponsor of 20 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 567: Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Program Act of 2021
- H.R. 1252: Improving Embassy Design and Security Act
- H.R. 2744 (116th): USAID Branding Modernization Act
- H.R. 2444 (116th): Eastern European Security Act
- H.R. 5664 (116th): LIFT Act
- H.R. 6621 (116th): Open Technology Fund Authorization Act
- H.R. 1158 (116th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
Does 20 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
McCaul sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
McCaul recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7630: Childhood Cancer STAR Reauthorization Act of 2022
- H.R. 7276: To direct the President to submit to Congress a report on United States …
- H.R. 7104: FABS Act
- H.R. 6742: Never Yielding Europe’s Territory (NYET) Act of 2022
- H.R. 6498: PEACE through Music Diplomacy Act
- H.R. 6455: Prosper Africa Act
- H.R. 6367: Guaranteeing Ukrainian Autonomy by Reinforcing its Defense (GUARD) Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2005 to May 2022, McCaul missed 253 of 11,675 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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