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 WilsonDemocrat Teresa Leger Fernandez defeats Valerie Plame in New Mexico primary Trump campaign launches new fundraising program with House Republicans The myth about Puerto Rican statehood that won't go away MORE (R-S.C.) and Ted YohoTheodore (Ted) Scott YohoHouse Republicans urge White House to support TSA giving travelers temperature checks GOP lawmaker cites 'herd immunity' when asked why he's without face mask GOP sees groundswell of women running in House races 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. 

McCaul is expected to serve alongside Rep. Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelNY Working Families Party director on the state's primary House postpones testimony from key Pompeo aide about IG firing Yvette Clarke wins NY House primary MORE (D-N.Y), who is slated to serve as chairman when Democrats regain the majority in January.