美國聯邦眾議院外交委員會主席眾議員麥克·麥考爾（Michael McCaul；共和黨 ╴德州）將於 2023 年 4 月 6日至 8 日率團訪問台灣。此訪問行程為眾議員出訪印太地區的一環。代表團同行議員包括眾議員法蘭西·希爾（French Hill；共和黨 ╴阿肯色州）、眾議員麥克·羅勒（Michael Lawler；共和黨 ╴紐約州）、眾議員阿米·貝拉（Ami Bera；民主黨 ╴加州）、眾議員金映玉（Young Kim；共和黨 ╴加州）、眾議員納撒尼爾·莫倫（Nathaniel Moran；共和黨 ╴德州）、眾議員蓋伊·瑞森紹爾（Guy Reschenthaler；共和黨 ╴賓州）以及眾議員瑪德琳·汀恩（Madeleine Dean；民主黨 ╴賓州）。此國會代表團將與台灣資深領袖會面，討論美台關係、區域安全，貿易與投資，以及其他與雙方利益相關的重要議題。
麥克·麥考爾（Michael T. McCaul）議員在美國聯邦眾議院代表德克薩斯州第 10 選區，目前為其第十任任期。德州第 10 選區從特拉維斯湖（Lake Travis）橫跨布拉索斯谷（Brazos Valley），轄區包括奧斯汀（Austin）、巴斯特羅普（Bastrop）、布拉索斯（Brazos）、伯利森（Burleson）、科羅拉多（Colorado）、費耶特（Fayette）、格萊姆斯（Grimes）、李（Lee）、麥迪遜（Madison）、特拉維斯（Travis）、華盛頓（Washington）、沃勒（Waller）和威廉森（Williamson）等郡。
麥考爾議員自第 118 屆國會議期起，擔任聯邦眾議院外交委員會主席。該委員會負責審議外交相關法案，影響範圍包括國務院、國際開發署（USAID）、和平工作團、聯合國等機構，也負責「武器出口管制法」（Arms Export Control Act）的執行工作。
麥考爾議員曾在第 113、115 和 116 屆國會議期擔任國土安全委員會主席，做滿了三屆的任期上限。麥考爾擔任主席期間提出了許多法案，致力確保國土安全部擁有最佳的政策和資源，以履行其保護美國人民的重要任務。
麥考爾議員首次當選國會議員後不久便創立了「國會兒童癌症核心小組」（Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus），為每年被診斷出罹癌的近 16,000 名兒童，以及那些抗癌成功卻因兒時接受的治療出現長期健康問題的人發聲。在第 115 屆國會議期期間，對抗兒童癌症的努力迎來了兩項重大成就。首先，「促進兒童治療及平等法案」（RACE for Children Act）於 2018 年 1 月簽署生效。該法案要求藥廠開發最新的成人癌症治療藥物時，必須同時研究在兒童身上使用的可能性。
第二項重大成就是於 2018 年 6 月簽署生效的「兒童癌症存活、治療、取用、研究法案」（Childhood Cancer STAR Act）。這項有史以來最全面的兒童癌症治療法案，特別針對兒童癌症治療面臨的四大問題：存活、治療、取用和研究逐項改善，並且將會促使國家衛生研究院（NIH）更加重視對抗兒童癌症的議題。
麥考爾議員於第 112 屆國會議期提出的「創造希望法案」（Creating Hope Act）法案，於 2012 年 10 月由總統簽屬後正式成為法律，提供誘因鼓勵製藥公司為兒童癌症患者開發全新療法。
第 10 選區有為數眾多的 NASA 員工、大學和高科技公司，再加上麥考爾議員身為「國會高科技核心小組」（Congressional High Tech Caucus）和「國會網絡安全核心小組」（Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus）聯合建立人兼聯合主席的領袖身分，使他得以幫助德州在全球高科技舞台上佔據領導地位。
在進入國會之前，麥考爾曾任美國德州西區聯邦檢察官辦公室的反恐和國家安全主管（Chief of Counter Terrorism and National Security），領導聯合反恐工作小組（Joint Terrorism Task Force），負責偵測、遏止和預防恐怖主義活動。麥考爾還曾在聯邦參議員約翰·柯寧（John Cornyn）任德州檢察總長時擔任副檢察長，並曾在華盛頓的美國司法部廉政處（Public Integrity Section）擔任聯邦檢察官。
身為德州第四代居民的麥考爾議員，於三一大學獲得商業和歷史學士學位，在聖瑪麗大學取得法律博士學位，並於 2009 年獲頒聖瑪麗大學傑出校友獎。麥考爾議員也是哈佛大學政府學院資深行政主管班（Senior Executive Fellows Program）的畢業生。麥考爾議員與妻子琳達育有五名子女，並深深以他們為榮，他們的五名孩子分別是卡羅琳（Caroline）、朱爾（Jewell）和三胞胎勞倫（Lauren）、邁克爾（Michael）和艾弗里（Avery）。
Representative French Hill
A ninth-generation Arkansan, Congressman French Hill has represented Arkansas’s Second Congressional District since January 2015. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and as Chairman of the new subcommittee tasked with overseeing all areas related to digital assets and financial technology. Additionally, he is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He was also elected to the Republican Steering Committee for the 118th Congress, which determines committee assignments for Republican members of Congress.
Prior to his congressional service, Congressman Hill was founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Trust & Banking Corporation. From 1989 to 1991, he also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Corporate Finance, where one of his key assignments was representing the U.S. as a negotiator in the historic bilateral talks with Japan known as the Structural Impediments Initiative (SII).
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Rep. Hill led the design of U.S. technical assistance to the emerging economies of eastern and central Europe in the areas of banking and securities. In 1991, at the age of 34, President Bush appointed Rep. Hill to be Executive Secretary to the President’s Economic Policy Council (EPC), where he coordinated all White House economic policy. For his leadership and service at the Treasury and the White House, Rep. Hill was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas Brady in January 1993. Prior to his Executive Branch Service, from 1982 until 1984, Rep. Hill served on the staff of then-U.S. Senator John Tower (R-TX), as well as on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs.
Throughout his career, Rep. Hill has been active in civic affairs. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Little Rock and served as the 2013 chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his long-time support of the Boy Scouts of America, the arts and humanities, tourism, and historic preservation in Arkansas. He is an avid outdoorsman.
Rep. Hill is a magna cum laude graduate in Economics from Vanderbilt University. He and his wife, Martha, have a daughter and a son. The Hill family resides in Little Rock.
Representative Michael Lawler
Congressman Mike Lawler proudly represents New York’s 17th Congressional District which includes Rockland county, Putnam county and portions of Westchester and Dutchess counties. Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Mike Lawler represented New York’s 97th District in the State Assembly where he served on the Committees on Aging, Banks, Education, Housing, and as the Ranking Member on Governmental Operations.
In the State Assembly, Mike passed more bills than any other member of his conference, a testament to his bipartisan, pragmatic approach to government. In just one term, he was able to successfully pass legislation that included additional funding for law enforcement and first responders, tax relief for middle class families, and historic funding increases for our schools in the Hudson Valley.
Mike has a long history of public service. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, he served as the Deputy Town Supervisor in Orangetown and was a Senior Advisor to the Westchester County Executive.
Mike also served as Executive Director of the State Republican Party and previously founded his own government affairs and public relations firm. He graduated from Manhattan College with degrees in Accounting and Finance and was Valedictorian of his graduating class.
Mike is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident. He grew up in Rockland County and graduated from Suffern High School. Mike lives in Pearl River with his wife, Doina, and their daughter Julianna.
Representative Ami Bera
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. has represented Sacramento County in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013. The 6th Congressional District is located just east and north of California’s capitol city, Sacramento, and lies entirely within Sacramento County.
Representative Bera is currently a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he serves as Ranking Member of the Indo-Pacific Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Congressman Bera is also a Leadership Member for the New Democrat Coalition, a group of over 100 forward-thinking Democrats who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies.
As a first-generation American born and raised in California, Congressman Bera grew up believing America was a land of opportunity, where if you worked hard and played by the rules, you could reach your full potential. He attended California’s public schools from grammar school through medical school, earning both his B.S. and M.D. from the University of California, Irvine. With help from his family, scholarships, and working part-time, he put himself through medical school while taking advantage of federally-funded student loans, and graduating with less than $10,000 in debt. He credits much of his success to his country’s investment in him, and he’s working to ensure that we continue to invest in hard working Americans to keep the American Dream alive for the next generation.
During Congressman Bera’s twenty-year medical career, he worked to improve the availability, quality, and affordability of healthcare. After graduating from medical school in 1991, he did his residency in internal medicine at California Pacific Medical Center, eventually becoming chief resident. He went on to practice medicine in the Sacramento area, serving in various leadership roles for MedClinic Medical Group. Chief among his contributions was improving the clinical efficiency of the practice. He then served as medical director of care management for Mercy Healthcare, where he developed and implemented a comprehensive care management strategy for the seven-hospital system.
Congressman Bera went on to put his medical experience to work for his community, serving Sacramento County as Chief Medical Officer. In that role, he fought to reduce the cost of health care, create jobs, and deliver care to tens of thousands of Sacramento residents. He then moved into education, working as clinical professor of medicine and associate dean for admissions and outreach at University of California, Davis, where he taught the next generation of doctors. He also helped the University’s student-run clinics find innovative ways to engage with the community and deliver care to those who needed it most.
In Congress, Bera uses the skills he learned as a doctor to listen to the people of Sacramento County and put people ahead of politics to move our country forward. His priority is to work alongside people in both parties to address our nation’s most pressing challenges and make government work. Bera believes Congress should be a place for service, not for politicians who only look out to protect their own careers, pay, and perks.
Representative Bera has also made it a priority for his office to make government work for Sacramento County. His office has now helped return more than $14 million to local taxpayers – everything from backlogged veterans’ benefits to Social Security savings. His office also has helped more than 24,000 Sacramento County residents since 2013.
Congressman Bera is the longest-serving Indian American serving in Congress. He has lived in Sacramento County for over 20 years with his wife Janine, who is also a medical doctor. They are proud parents to their daughter, Sydra.
Representative Young Kim
Congresswoman Young Kim is proud to represent California’s 40th District, which includes parts of Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, in the U.S. House of Representatives.
An immigrant, small business owner, community leader, mother and grandmother, Young is proud to be one of the first Korean American women ever to serve in Congress and help all Americans have the chance to achieve their dream just like she did.
As an immigrant to the United States, Young has dedicated her life to giving back to her community. She started her public service as Director of Community Relations and Asian Affairs for former Congressman Ed Royce, where she was a key liaison to the district and advisor on issues pertaining to the Asian-American community and foreign policy.
Prior to serving in Congress, Young was the first ever Korean American Republican woman to serve in the California State Assembly. As an Assemblywoman, Young fought to grow jobs, support small businesses, ensure public safety, promote educational opportunities, support veterans and protect victims of domestic violence.
Young is a small business owner, a long-time community leader and has been actively involved in numerous organizations throughout the 40th District and in Orange County. She and her husband Charles are the proud parents of four grown children – Christine, Kelly, Alvin and Hannah.
Representative Nathaniel Moran
Nathaniel Moran became a Texan just a few months before he turned two years old when his parents moved to rural East Texas with other families of faith to help start a small Bible College in southern Smith County. His formative years were spent growing up in a single-wide trailer home on that Bible College campus, where he learned from his parents the values of hard work, service to others, and service to God. Nathaniel spent most of his childhood exploring the woods around the Bible College, riding bikes on bumpy county roads, and shooting snakes with his BB gun along the West Mud Creek. Nathaniel and his family eventually moved to Whitehouse, Texas, where Nathaniel attended Whitehouse I.S.D. and graduated in 1993, proudly serving as Senior Class President and Captain of the Wildcat football team. It was during Nathaniel’s fourth grade year at Whitehouse that a love for public service rooted itself in his heart, as he—guided by his father—closely followed Ronald Reagan’s bid for re-election as President. To this day, Nathaniel considers himself to be a Reagan Republican whose conservative values were shaped primarily by his father, President Reagan’s service, and by the strong, steady voice of Rush Limbaugh over the talk radio air waves for more than two decades.
After high school, Nathaniel attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for two years before transferring to Texas Tech University, where he ultimately earned a B.A. in Russian Language and Area Studies, an MBA, and a law degree. It was at Texas Tech that Nathaniel also met Kyna, whom he married just one week before starting law school. Upon graduation from law school, Kyna and Nathaniel moved to Tyler, where Nathaniel began practicing law and Kyna began teaching elementary school. For the past two decades, Nathaniel’s civil law practice has focused primarily on business and commercial litigation and transaction work. Nathaniel and Kyna have now been married for over twenty-three years and they four school-aged children, who serve as a primary motivation for his service in Congress.
Nathaniel began his elected public service as a member of the City Council for the City of Tyler, Texas from 2005-2009. In 2009, just after being re-elected to his third term on the Tyler City Council, Nathaniel was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem, but resigned immediately to move his family to Houston, Texas for three years so that his oldest son could attend a specialized school for the Deaf. The unexpected opportunity to relocate his family for this purpose led to the miracle of his son learning to speak by age seven, something they did not think was possible. Upon returning to Tyler, Nathaniel returned to the practice of law and began giving back to his community through service with numerous non-profit organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Discovery Science Place, Cancer Foundation for Life, and Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. He also helped start an education foundation for Whitehouse I.S.D. At varying times over the past two decades, he has also been a Sunday School teacher, church deacon, trombone player for the church worship team, and coach of his daughters’ basketball teams.
In 2016, Nathaniel was appointed as the Smith County Judge to fill a vacancy in that position. As Smith County Judge, Nathaniel served as the presiding officer of the Commissioners Court, Chief Budget Officer, judge of the Constitutional County Court (which had original jurisdiction over probate, guardianship, and civil mental health matters), chair of the Juvenile Board, head of emergency management, and chief administrative officer of the County. In 2018, he was elected to a full four-year term as County Judge and he continued in that role until he was elected to Congress in November 2022. Because of his work in the area of mental health, Nathaniel was appointed to the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health in 2021. Nathaniel is proud of his decades of volunteer and elected service to his community and looks forward to continuing to fulfill this calling of service in Congress.
Representative Guy Reschenthaler
Congressman Guy Reschenthaler was sworn into office for a second term on January 3, 2021 to represent Pennsylvania’s 14th Congressional District including Washington, Fayette, Greene, and portions of Westmoreland Counties.
The son of former teachers, Guy was raised in southwestern Pennsylvania, graduated from Penn State, The Behrend College, and completed law school at Duquesne University.
After law school, Guy fulfilled a lifelong dream and joined the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps and volunteered for duty in Iraq.
In Baghdad, Guy prosecuted nearly 100 terrorists, including some of Iraq’s most dangerous terrorists. He also successfully defended a Navy SEAL falsely accused by the Obama Administration of mishandling the Butcher of Fallujah.
Stateside, he served as a Navy lawyer in Norfolk, Virginia and then as Officer in Charge (OIC) of Naval Legal Service Office for Texas and Oklahoma, where he was the first uniformed military officer to ever receive the Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s prestigious award for outstanding ethics and professionalism.
Back home in southwestern Pennsylvania, Guy practiced law and developed experience running a small business as a partner in real estate brokerage and other real estate-related businesses, employing roughly a dozen employees.
In 2013, he was elected Magisterial District Judge, winning the nomination of both parties, and in 2015, he was elected to serve in Pennsylvania’s State Senate representing portions of Allegheny and Washington County.
Guy currently serves on both the House Appropriations Committee and the House Committee on Rules. In addition to serving as the Elected Leadership Committee Representative for the Class of 116, Guy was selected by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on the China Task Force.
Guy’s priorities include limiting government and lowering taxes, reforming our criminal justice system, supporting our nation’s veterans, combatting Communist China, and helping senior citizens. He is fighting for his constituents in southwestern Pennsylvania every day to create jobs and preserve every person’s freedom and opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
Representative Madeleine Dean
Born and raised in Glenside, Pennsylvania, to Bob and Mary Dean, Madeleine got her start in politics around the dinner table with her five older brothers and one older sister. She graduated from Abington High School, and at age 18 won election to serve as a local committee-person.
Madeleine completed her undergraduate studies at La Salle University in Philadelphia, and earned her law degree at Delaware Law School of Widener University. She returned home, practicing law in a small Philadelphia firm and with the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and eventually serving as executive director. Madeleine then opened a small, three-woman law practice in Glenside.
While she and her husband PJ were raising three young sons, Madeleine changed careers. From 2001 until 2011 she was a member of the English Department at LaSalle University — teaching composition, persuasive writing and rhetoric, business writing, legal writing, and ethics. She also contributed to The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News, The Patriot-News, and other publications.
With her children grown, Madeleine took the chance to enter public service — something she had long wanted — after studying politics and public service at Penn’s Fels School of Government. In 2011, Madeleine ran for and served as Abington Township commissioner, before winning a special election to the Pennsylvania State House in 2012.
During her six-and-a-half years in Harrisburg, Madeleine was an outspoken champion of public education, healthcare access, environmental protection, equal rights, ethics, criminal justice reform, combating addiction, and ending gun violence. Following the Sandy Hook shooting, Madeleine founded and served as Co-Chair of the PA-SAFE Caucus — an active coalition of legislators and advocates dedicated to ending gun violence.
Throughout her career in the Legislature, Madeleine also worked closely with local officials to bring home millions of dollars in infrastructure projects that promote safer, greener, more livable communities. And with her extraordinary coworkers, her office served tens of thousands of constituents with problems big and small.
In 2015, Governor Tom Wolf appointed Madeleine to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, advising the Governor on policies and legislation to improve the lives of women and their families.
Madeleine’s concern for equality — and a broader desire to expand her public service — eventually inspired her run for Congress. In 2018, Pennsylvania had 18 Congressional seats — and 0 women. Along with a cadre of other women from across the state, Madeleine set out to change that. She ran for the Fourth Congressional District seat and won.
In Congress, Madeleine remains focused on decency and the common good. That means working hard to address issues that affect Americans deeply — including stopping gun violence and guaranteeing health care for all. In Madeleine’s view, building a more compassionate society means making smart, humane policy choices. It also means working to ensure that government functions smoothly and delivers the services constituents need.
Madeleine is a lifelong parishioner of St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Glenside, and has served as a board member for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She and her husband PJ Cunnane live in Jenkintown, Abington Township, and have three grown sons – Patrick, Harry and Alex; two daughters-in-law – Stephanie and Juliet; and three granddaughters and one grandson – Aubrey, Ella, Sawyer, and Scottie.