McCaul set to serve as ranking member of House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) is slated to be the next ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs during the 116th Congress.

McCaul (R-Texas) edged out Reps. Joe WilsonAddison (Joe) Graves WilsonBipartisan lawmakers condemn Iran, dispute State Department on number of protesters killed Trump's exceptionalism: No president has so disrespected our exceptional institutions Overnight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families MORE (R-S.C.) and Ted YohoTheodore (Ted) Scott YohoThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - An unusual day: Impeachment plus a trade deal GOP's Yoho announces retirement from Congress Haley: Giuliani should've been named 'special envoy' to Ukraine MORE (R-Fla.) in the race to be the top Republican on the panel.

The Texas Republican previously served as the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.

In an interview earlier this month, McCaul told The Hill he hopes to “elevate the stature of the Foreign Affairs Committee” in the way he did Homeland.

McCaul — who previously worked as a federal prosecutor specializing in counterterrorism — pitched the steering committee on his national security and foreign policy expertise.