As the son of a World War II veteran and a fourth-generation Texan, Michael McCaul has spent his entire career fighting to protect American citizens. Michael is Chairman Emeritus of the House Homeland Security Committee, as well as the Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Michael has a proven record of getting things done and was just named the third most effective member of Congress. McCaul has spent his career finding bipartisan solutions to combat foreign and domestic terrorism, end human trafficking, stop the drug overdose epidemic, defend our nation against cyber threats, and protect people with pre-existing conditions.
Prior to Congress, Michael 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. He 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.
Michael 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.
Michael and his wife Linda live in the Austin area and are the parents of Caroline, Jewell, Lauren, Michael, and Avery.