Michael McCaul

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Michael McCaul ()
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Committees: House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Science and Technology
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Michael McCaul, a Republican, has represented the Tenth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

In late June 2007, Rep. McCaul, along with Reps. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Frank Wolf (R-Va.), Christopher Shays (R-Conn.), and Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), issued a letter to President Bush, urging him to reconstitute the Iraq Study Group. The bipartisan group referred to a provision included in the Foreign Operations appropriations bill passed by the House to provide $1 million to the U.S. Institute for Peace to reestablish the Iraq Study Group. The members worried whether the President would sign the bill with that amendment included. Rep. Udall stated that allowing the group to update their report would give the President, Congress, and the public an independent perspective on the situation in Iraq to compare with the report due by General Petraeus in September.

Main article: Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008
For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Green Energy Education Act

On June 5, 2007, the House considered the Green Energy Education Act (H.R.1716), sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), which would authorize higher education curriculum development and graduate training in advanced energy and green building technologies.[1]

The bill passed, 416-0.[2]

Main article: U.S. congressional action on climate change#Green Energy Education Act (H.R.1716)


McCaul was born January 14, 1962 in Dallas, Texas. He attained his B.S. from Trinity University in 1984 and his J.D. from St. Mary's University in 1987. He was a member of the Bush-Cheney transition team in 2000. He worked as an attorney and a federal prosecutor before running for the U.S. House in 2004. Lloyd Doggett originally held the post in District 10, but following redistricting, Doggett ran for Representative in District 25. McCaul easily won in the district with no Democratic opposition.

"As a federal prosecutor, McCaul fought public corruption and investigated the campaign finance scandal involving the People's Republic of China. He was the lead prosecutor in the federal case against Johnny Chung, a Taiwan-born businessman sentenced to probation and 3,000 hours of community service as part of a plea bargain for making nearly $30,000 in illegal contributions to Democrats, including $20,000 to the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign.

Chung donated nearly $400,000 to Democratic candidates and causes between 1994 and 1996, but the money was returned after questions arose about its legality. Chung admitted to using "straw donors" to funnel money to the Clinton-Gore campaign and then reimbursing them."[1]

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Ted Ankrum, and the Libertarian Party nominated Michael Badnarik to face Rehberg in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] McCaul retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Duty Free Americas$ 15,600
Deloitte LLP$ 15,500
Osi Systems$ 11,500
Silver Eagle Distributors$ 11,400
Boeing Co$ 11,000
L-3 Communications$ 11,000
Honeywell International$ 10,600
Fred Haas Toyota Country$ 10,100
AT&T Inc$ 10,000
Berkshire Hathaway$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Michael McCaul
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Michael McCaul. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 131 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2401 Fax: 202-225-5955
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District offices
  • 903 San Jacinto, Suite 320, Austin, TX 78701
    Ph: 512-473-2357 Fax: (none entered)
  • 2000 South Market Street, Suite 303, Brenham, TX 77833
    Ph: 979-830-8497 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1550 Foxlake, Suite 114, Houston, TX 77084
    Ph: 281-398-1247 Fax: (none entered)
  • Rosewood Professional Building, 990 Village Square, Suite B, Tomball, TX 77375
    Ph: 281-255-8372 Fax: (none entered)
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Campaign office
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  • 815 A Brazos Street, Personal Mail Box 230, Austin, TX 78701
    Ph: 512-536-1343 Fax: (none entered)

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