Michael McCaul's file:

Republican from Texas

Michael McCaul was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004.

Recent statements involving Michael McCaul

"When people enter the service, there’s not a mental health evaluation."

Says the Obama administration plans to reduce the number of beds devoted to holding individuals violating immigration laws and to "release hundreds of dangerous criminals into our communities."

Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."

Says a Lubbock terror suspect’s alleged plan "to use baby dolls to conceal chemical explosives" is similar to a 1995 plot "to blow up 12 jumbo jets over the Pacific Ocean."

"I stopped requesting earmarks in 2008."

Recent stories featuring Michael McCaul

Michael McCaul correct on military not screening recruits for mental health:

Michael McCaul said on Fox News Sunday the military doesn’t screen recruits for mental health. That holds up, PunditFact found.

Syrian rebels include extremists, but how many?:

Will U.S. aid in Syria's civil war benefit the nation's moderates, or factions of al-Qaida? Lawmakers' estimates aren't easy to confirm.


McCaul: Obama plan entails release of hundreds of “dangerous criminals”:

Michael McCaul warned. We checked.

Al Qaeda camps with Mexican cartels? That's speculation, not fact:

Louie Gohmert said on C-SPAN that al Qaeda has camps south of the Rio Grande. That's speculative, we find.

McCaul’s explosive claim was readers' favorite:

Our review of U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul’s comment about terrorists putting explosives into baby dolls was a reader favorite last week. But we also checked eye-catching statements by Sen. John Cornyn and state Rep. Sylvester Turner.

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