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Chairman McCaul's Cuban Visa Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite President Obama opening friendly relations with Cuba, the Cuban government failed to approve visas for Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) ...

June 24, 2016

Chairman McCaul Statement on Recent Arrest at DHS ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reports indicated yesterday that a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee with top-secret clearance had planned an attack at the agency's Washington headquarters earlier ...

June 22, 2016

House Passes Two Homeland Security Bills ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today moved key legislation to promote innovation and increase collaboration between the federal government and emerging technology developers and firms. Chairman ...

June 21, 2016

McCaul Statement on the Administration's ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s unprecedented decision to redact reality out of the ...

June 20, 2016

In the Wake of Orlando, House Passes Bundle of ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of the Orlando massacre, America’s deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, the House moved quickly and aggressively on legislation that will better protect our ...

June 16, 2016

Leader McCarthy and Chairman McCaul Announce ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the House’s upcoming vote ...

June 14, 2016

Orlando: "Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With the ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With more than fifty people dead and dozens more wounded after the Orlando nightclub terror attack, House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following ...

June 12, 2016

Op Ed: A Republican plan to lead on national ...

The verdict is in: President Obama has been the worst foreign policy president in our lifetimes. His strategy of “leading from behind” has led us into danger, and as a result, the American ...

June 9, 2016

House Passes Bill to Increase Passenger Screening ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With summer travel season underway, today the House passed a commonsense bill to alleviate passenger wait times and optimize airport security checkpoints across the United ...

June 7, 2016

GAO Report Highlights Serious Gaps in ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlights glaring security gaps in our counterterrorism cooperation with overseas partners. The ...

June 7, 2016

Chairman McCaul Releases June Terror Threat ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The June Terror Threat Snapshot was released today by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX). The “snapshot” is a monthly Committee assessment of the ...

June 2, 2016

McCaul: Congress Must Act to Ensure TSA Addresses ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at the request of House Homeland Security Chairman McCaul (R-TX), the GAO released a report that found that TSA could better incorporate risk into its method of selecting ...

May 31, 2016

Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, Committee ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Memorial Day weekend kicking off the high summer travel season, the House Homeland Security Committee today put forward bipartisan legislation introduced by Representative ...

May 26, 2016

It’s Time for the Senate to Act on House Passed ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Planes that fly from overseas airports directly into the United States offer a distressing opportunity for terrorists to fly nonstop into our country. Today House Homeland ...

May 24, 2016

McCaul Urges Senate to Act on Critical Bills to ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today urged the Senate to take action on two critical bipartisan bills the House passed this Congress that would ...

May 23, 2016

House Passes Key Bill to Streamline ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States faces the highest terror threat environment since 9/11. Today the House passed a bill to streamline and integrate counterterrorism activities at the Department ...

May 16, 2016

Homeland Security Bipartisan Delegation Examines ...

This week Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) returned to Washington, D.C. after leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation overseas to examine the spread of Islamist militant groups and the threats ...

May 12, 2016

FEMA Struggles to Meet Information Technology ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) critical mission to prepare for and respond to emergencies depends on vital information technology systems. A new ...

May 7, 2016

McCaul Led a Bipartisan Congressional Delegation ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today led a bipartisan Congressional delegation to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to visit the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) North Camp, ...

May 4, 2016

McCaul Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of U.S. ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. operation that killed Osama bin Laden: Chairman McCaul: "Osama bin ...

May 2, 2016

President Obama’s Plan to Move Gitmo Detainees ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama’s plan to move Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) detainees to prisons inside the United States was a hot topic on Capitol Hill today. Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), Chairman of ...

April 28, 2016