Tag: Michael McCaul


Politico: Rep. McCaul Trying Again to Win DHS Job

Texas Rep. Mike McCaul is reportedly a candidate to take over the Department of Homeland Security, despite his long pro-business record and his long-standing support of delegating anti-terror tasks to Islamic political groups.

EXCLUSIVE: Feds Should Reimburse Texas for Border Security Expenses, Say Congressmen

Two key congressional leaders told Breitbart Texas the federal government should reimburse the Lone Star State for border security expenditures. The comments from two committee chairmen follows a request from Texas House Republican leadership requesting reimbursement of $2.8 billion spent by the state on defending the state’s southern border with Mexico.

GOP Rep McCaul Announces Bill Revoking Hillary’s Security Clearance

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) discussed legislation he was introducing which would revoke the security clearance for those demonstrating “extreme carelessness” with classified information, which is what FBI Director James Comey described presumptive

McCaul: ISIS Isn’t On The Run, It’s On The Rise

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” House Homeland Security Chair Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said that ISIS was not on the run as some have claimed, but instead, “It is on the rise.” Commenting on President Barack Obama’s speech

GAO: More Than a Third of Visa Waiver Countries Failing to Share Terrorists’ Info With U.S.

The Visa Waiver Program allows foreign nationals from 38, largely European, countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for tourist and businesses stays up to 90 days. The program requires participating countries to enter into information sharing agreements to report travel threats. The GAO reports, however, that many VPW countries are not living up to their ends of the bargain.


Rep. McCaul Introduces Bill Requiring Congressional Approval for Refugees Resettlement

As the Obama administration moves forward with its plans to aggressively accelerate the admission of Syrian refugees, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) is looking to rein in those plans and provide Congress a voice in the matter. “This bill will rein in the Administration’s refugee resettlement plans and give Congress more control over the process by requiring the Administration to get affirmative approval from Congress through the enactment of a joint resolution before any refugees may be admitted into the United States,” McCaul said.


McCaul: ‘President Obama’s Policies Embolden Iran’s Leaders’

Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) slammed the Iran nuclear deal and declared, “President Obama’s policies embolden Iran’s leaders” during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript as Follows: “Earlier this week I had the honor of chairing the first-ever Congressional hearing at the

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Rep. McCaul: ISIS Seeks To Use Refugee Routs To Infiltrate West

“We also know that ISIS wants to use refugee routes as cover to sneak operatives into the West. I implore the President to consult with Congress before taking any drastic action and to level with the American people about the very real security challenges we face,” the McCaul said. The Texas lawmaker acknowledged the tragedy of the current Syrian refugees crisis, saying the U.S. can help but urged the administration to take on the real problem, ISIS.


McCaul: Trump Border Wall Rhetoric ‘Simplistic,’ ‘Knee-Jerk’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s plan of building a border wall funded by Mexico to help stop illegal immigration is a


McCaul: We Shouldn’t Play Politics with DHS

House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul said that “we should be not be playing politics with the Department of Homeland Security” on Monday’s “@This Hour” on CNN. McCaul said that, “we passed a bill that fully funds the Department, I

Jeb Bush Campaign Throws Boehner Under Bus: Confirms Talks with Pro-Amnesty Staffer After Speaker’s Denial

A spokeswoman for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s potential 2016 presidential campaign has confirmed a previous Breitbart News article reporting that Speaker John Boehner’s on-staff amnesty advocate Becky Tallent has been in job talks with Bush’s campaign—undercutting a previous on-the-record denial from Boehner communications director Michael Steel.