Michael McCaul

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Michael McCaul currently serves the 10th Congressional district of Texas

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

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

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

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)

Bio

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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Links to more campaign contribution information for Michael McCaul
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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.

Contact

DC Office:
415 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2401
Fax: 202-225-5955
Web Email
Website

District Office- Austin:
903 San Jacinto, Suite 320
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-473-2357
Fax: 512-473-0514

District Office- Brenham:
2000 South Market Street, Suite 303
Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: 979-830-8497
Fax: 979-830-1984

District Office- Houston:
1550 Foxlake, Suite 114
Houston, TX 77084
Phone: 281-398-1247
Fax: 281-579-3401

District Office- Tomball:
Rosewood Professional Building
990 Village Square, Suite B
Tomball, TX 77375
Phone: 281-255-8372
Fax: 281-255-0034

Campaign Address:
815 A Brazos Street
Personal Mail Box 230
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-431-2052
Fax:

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
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Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Border Maritime and Global Counter-terrorism, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee Management Investigations and Oversight, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Emerging Threats Cybersecurity and Science and Technology, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
US Attorney's office, Texas Deputy Attorney General
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 903 San Jacinto, Suite 320, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-473-2357 / Fax: 512-473-0514
2. 2000 South Market Street, Suite 303, Brenham, TX 77833
Phone: 979-830-8497 / Fax: 979-830-1984
3. 1550 Foxlake, Suite 114, Houston, TX 77084
Phone: 281-398-1247 / Fax: 281-579-3401
4. Rosewood Professional Building, 990 Village Square, Suite B, Tomball, TX 77375
Phone: 281-255-8372 / Fax: 281-255-0034



Campaign Contact:

Website:
Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. 815 A Brazos Street, Personal Mail Box 230, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-536-1343 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: January 14, 1962








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