McCaul is the representative for Texas’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 4, 2005. McCaul is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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 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 Feb 26, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
McCaul was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 2744 (116th): USAID Branding Modernization Act
- H.R. 2444 (116th): Eastern European Security Act
- H.R. 5664 (116th): LIFT Act
- H.R. 1158 (116th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 2691 (116th): USAID Branding Modernization Act
- H.R. 1704 (116th): Championing American Business Through Diplomacy Act of 2019
- H.R. 3359 (115th): Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018
Does 15 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:
Some of McCaul’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1211: To direct the Department of State to ensure persons representing the United States ...
- H.R. 1252: To provide for certain construction-related authorities of the Department of State, and for ...
- H.R. 1251: To support United States international cyber diplomacy, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 567: Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Program Act of 2021
- H.R. 407: Responsible Climate Action and American Competitiveness Act
- H.R. 8405 (116th): American Values and Security in International Athletics Act
- H.R. 8329 (116th): Revitalizing Multilateral Export Control Diplomacy for Critical Technologies Act
From Jan 2005 to Feb 2021, McCaul missed 240 of 11,093 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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