Read our 2018 Report Card for McCaul.
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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Mar 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Michael McCaul sits on the following committees:
McCaul was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3359 (115th): Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018
- H.R. 6401: Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018
- H.R. 4708: Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act
- H.R. 1231: RACE for Children Act
- H.R. 820: Childhood Cancer STAR Act
- H.R. 3873 (114th): International Cyber Policy Oversight Act of 2015
- H.R. 755 (113th): To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol.
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:
International Affairs (36%) Emergency Management (20%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (9%) Immigration (6%) Taxation (6%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (5%)
Some of McCaul’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1770: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income ...
- H.R. 1704: To foster commercial relations with foreign countries and support United States economic and ...
- H.R. 1158: DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2019
- H.R. 836: Interdiction for the Protection of Child Victims of Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act
- H.R. 739: Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2019
- H.R. 336: Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019
- H.R. 193: Improving Embassy Design and Security Act
|McCaul’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.Res. 79: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Government shutdowns are detrimental to the Nation and should not occur.
Jan 30, 2019. Failed 249/163.
H.R. 790: Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019
Jan 30, 2019. Passed 259/161.
H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
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.
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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 Mar 2019, McCaul missed 229 of 10,216 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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