Friday, November 30, 2012

Michael McCaul

Homeland Security Committee Chairman – 113th Congress

Michael McCaul

Congressman                10th District, Texas                   Republican
Elected 2004

Foreign Affairs
Homeland Security
Science and Technology

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                     0
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                       13
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                           0       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                       10
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                          67
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                 85
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                          100

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                        96
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                       social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                95
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                            100
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:           2009 - 2010

No       Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
No       $820 billion stimulus   
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
Yes      Let guns in national parks
            Permit people carrying guns in parks
No       Cap and Trade
            Industry measure to reduce greenhouse gases               
Yes      Bar federal abortion funds
            No federal funds for health plans covering abortion
No       Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance              
No       Financial Firm Regulation
            Regulations on financial services firms
No       Pass tax cuts for some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
Yes      Stop detainee transfers
            Prohibit defense funds used to transfer detainees to U.S. facilities                      
No       Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
No       Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military           
No       Limit Campaign Funds
            Requires sponsors of campaign ads to identify themselves

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                Michael McCaul (R)     144,980  65%                          2,124,577
                         Ted Ankrum (D)             74,086  33                                148,869
                         Jeremish Perkins (Lib)    5,105    2

2010 primary    Michael McCaul (R)       46,881  83%
                           Rick Martin (R)                 5,038     9
                          Joe Petronis (R)                4,656    8

2008                Michael McCaul (R)     179,493  54%                          1,728,339
                         Larry Doherty (D)         143,719   43                             1,189,406
                         Matt Finkel (Lib)               9,871     3

2006                Michael McCaul (R)       97,726  55%                          1,111,980
                         Ted Ankrum (D)              71,415  40                                  64,633
                         M. Badnarik (Lib)              7,614    4                                440,537

2004                Michael McCaul (R)     182,113  79%                          2,988,391
                         Robert Fritsche (Lib)      35,569  15%
                         Lorenzo Sadun               13,961     6

2004 runoff      Michael McCaul (R)       15,084  63%
                         Ben Streusand (R)            8,803  37

2004 primary    Ben Streusand (R)            9,364  28
                            Michael McCaul (R)         7,953  24
                           John Devine (R)                7,096  21
                           Dave Phillips (R)               4,460  13
                            Teresa Taylor (R)             1,494    4
                            Pat Elliott (R)                    1,245    4

                           Lib       Libertarian Party

Population 2010:                      981,367
Change since 2000:                 up 50.6%

Urban:                                      81%
Rural:                                       19

Median Income:                          62,199
Median Home Value:                160,600

Private Employment:                  78%
Government Employment:         15
Self-Employed:                             7
Blue Collar:                              20
White Collar:                            66

Median Age:                             33
Over 65:                                       8%
Under 18:                                   28

High School Graduates:            86%
College Graduates:                   35
Graduate Degree:                     11

Veterans:                                    8%

White:                                      52%
Black:                                       11
Hispanic:                                  29
Asian:                                         6         

2008 Presidential Vote:
John McCain (R) -                    187,496           55%
Barack Obama (D) -                150,713           44

2004 Presidential Vote:
George W. Bush (R) -            177,555           62%
John Kerry (D) -                      109,287           38

Michael McCaul's Voting History

Votes in 110th Congress:           2007 – 2008

No       Increase Minimum Wage
            Raise minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour
No       Expand SCHIP
            Expand State Children’s Health Insurance Program
No       Raise CAFE Standards
            Increase fuel efficiency to 35 mpg by 2020
No       Bail Out Financial Markets
            $700 billion to bail out financial industry
Yes      Share Immigration Data
            Bar funds to governments refusing to share immigration information
Yes      Foreign Aid Abortion Ban
            Bar funds for abortions in foreign aid programs
No       Ban Gay Bias in Workplace
            Prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation
Yes      Repeal DC Gun Law
            Repeal local prohibition of firearms
No       Withdraw Troops 8/08
            Requires withdrawal of troops by August, 2008
*          No Operations in Iraq
            Bar military funds for contingency operations in Iraq
Yes      Free Trade with Peru
            Implement free trade agreement with Peru
Yes      Overhaul FISA
            Overhaul Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

*          Absent

Votes in 109th Congress:           2005 – 2006

Yes      Estate Tax Repeal
            Permanently repeal federal estate and gift taxes
Yes      Limit CAFE standards
            Less stringent auto fuel efficiency standards
Yes      FY06 Spending Curb
            Curb federal entitlement spending
Yes      Drilling in ANWR
            Oil and gas leases for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Yes      Limit Interstate Abortion
            No minors across state lines for abortions without parental consent
Yes      Extend Patriot Act
            Reauthorize USA Patriot Act expanding law enforcement authority
Yes      Bar Same Sex Marriage
            Amend Constitution to define marriage as between man and woman
No       Stem Cell Research Funds
            Override veto to fund embryonic stem cell research
Yes      Build Border Fence
            700 miles of fencing along border with Mexico
Yes      CAFTA
            Approve Central American Free Trade Agreement
Yes      Oppose Iraq Withdrawal
            Oppose setting date for withdrawal of US forces from Iraq
Yes      Detainee Tribunals
            Create military tribunals to try detainees

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