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Michael McCaul
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-TX, speaks as he holds gas receipts from his constituents during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on August 7, 2008. The House Republicans are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, to reconvene the chamber and vote on the American Energy Act, a Republican bill designed to address America's dependence on foreign oil. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)

Michael Thomas McCaul, Sr. (born January 14, 1962) is the U.S. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district stretches from Austin to Houston.

McCaul grew up in suburban Dallas to a fourth generation Texan family. He graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Antonio's Trinity University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University in 1987. McCaul also attended Harvard University, taking courses in the Kennedy School of Government.

McCaul worked as an attorney and a federal prosecutor before entering politics. He was the Chief of Counterterrorism and National Security for Texas's branch of the US Attorney's office also worked under the Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section. McCaul was appointed Deputy Attorney General in 1998 and served in this capacity until 2002.

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