Michael McCaul was elected to Congress in 2004. He represented the 10th District of Texas.
McCaul serves on the House Committees on Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and Science and Technology. He is the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Committee’s Intelligence Subcommittee.
McCaul is an Assistant Minority Whip, and he serves on the House Republican Policy Committee.
Prior to coming to Congress, McCaul served as Chief of Counter Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Texas, and led the Joint Terrorism Task Force charged with detecting, deterring and preventing terrorist activity.
He also served as Texas Deputy Attorney General under current U.S. Senator John Cornyn, and served as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C.
McCaul earned a B.A. in Business and History from Trinity University and holds a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program of the School of Government, Harvard University.
McCaul and his wife Linda live in Austin. They have five children.