U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul made a stop in Industry last week to talk shop with elected officials including Mayor Mable Meyers and Austin County Commissioner Bobby Rinn.
McCaul, a Republican who has served since 2005, chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security. He said he’s devoted a lot of time lately to rebuilding communities damaged by Hurricane Harvey, human trafficking and the opioid crisis.
He’s also been working on tax reform.
“Our tax code has not been updated in 31 years,” he said. “A lot has changed since then and our tax code must reflect that in order for our country to remain competitive. That is why the House took an important first step in fulfilling the promise Republicans made to the American people to create a fairer, simpler, and more competitive tax code that benefits working-class families. I voted with 226 of my colleagues in support of this bill which will create over 70,000 new full time jobs in Texas and provide an increase of $2,210 to the average Texan family.”
McCaul’s district spans from Austin to Houston, covering nine counties. He has offices in Washington, D.C., Austin, Brenham, Katy and Tomball.
He said the reason for the stop in Industry last week was to meet with community leaders and, in particular, to discuss Hurricane Harvey relief almost one year after the storm.
According to his website, McCaul’s primary issues include border security, the economy, energy, foreign affairs, health care, high tech, homeland security and veterans.
“I am inspired and awestruck by the service of our men and women in uniform,” he said. “These brave patriots who defend our Constitution, values and freedoms deserve the very best in healthcare, education, and financial assistance.”