WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) – U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) has been selected as the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for the 116th Congress. A ranking member is the most senior member of a congressional committee from a minority party.
“I am honored to be selected as the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, McCaul said. “I would like to thank my good friend, Ed Royce, for his leadership as Chairman over the past six years. I’d also like recognize my fellow candidates, Congressmen Joe Wilson, and Ted Yoho, for all of their hard work on behalf of the American people.”
In this new role, McCaul will be working alongside incoming-Chairman Eliot Engel, (D-NY).
“It will be my mission to partner with Secretary Pompeo and my fellow colleagues to advance a foreign policy that promotes American leadership on the world stage, McCaul said. “This is a humbling opportunity and I look forward to hitting the ground running on day one.”
“I’m proud of my friend and Houston colleague Rep. Michael McCaul for being selected by our peers to serve as the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee,” said U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX). “For years Michael has shown strong leadership as the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. I know Michael will make Texas and America proud in his new role as the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee leading with true patriotism and diplomacy.”
McCaul and Olson both represent portions of the Katy area.