Cybersecurity

Whether it is Russia conducting cyberattacks on our homeland, China engaging in industrial espionage and intellectual property theft, or terrorist organizations like ISIS attempting to recruit using social media, cybersecurity has become a critical element of our national security in the 21st century. As a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee, I am proud to be on the frontline working to protect and strengthen our national security from evolving cyber threats.

Co-sponsored Legislation:

  • H.R. 1616 - Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2825 - Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act
  • H.R. 3359 - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017
  • H.R. 5517 - Enhance Cybersecurity for Small Manufacturers Act of 2018

Caucus Membership:

  • Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus

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November 18, 2020 Press Release
This evening, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) was selected by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to serve on the bipartisan, bicameral NDAA Conference Committee. The committee will work to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes funding for the Department of Defense.
 
October 29, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), co-chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), today released the following statement after the Republican Party of Wisconsin announced that hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the organization: 

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6395, the Mac Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 295 to 125. Rep. Gallagher is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, which is responsible for drafting the legislation.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, alongside his fellow commissioner Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), today applauded a slate of amendments that implement recommendations from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s report. A bipartisan coalition of members offered the amendments to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is expected to pass the House tomorrow.

June 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Joe Courtney (D-CT), co-chairs of the Friends of Australia Caucus, today released the following statement after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia was under a cyberattack from a state-based actor.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today was appointed by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to serve on a new Congressional task force on China. The task force is made up of 15 members across 14 House committees and will devise a legislative strategy on China policy, including setting policy priorities and developing a coordinated approach to getting key legislation signed into law.

March 12, 2020 Press Release

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), co-chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), today announced the release of the CSC’s report on how to best protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from a cyberattack of significant consequence. In today’s report, the CSC lays out a comprehensive strategy to restore deterrence in cyberspace and provides extensive policy and legislative actions to enable this strategy.

March 12, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with a bipartisan group of colleagues, today introduced the Neutralizing Emerging Threats from Wireless OEMs Receiving direction from Kleptocracies and Surveillance states (NETWORKS) Act, companion bills that would add foreign companies producing 5G technology, like Huawei, to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List should they engage in economic or industrial espionage or sanctions violations. Placing a company on the SDN List effectively freezes them from accessing the U.S.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), alongside Reps. Cheney (R-WY), Turner (R-OH), McCaul (R-TX), Banks (R-IN), Timmons (R-SC), and Perry (R-PA), today introduced the Protecting America from Foreign Investors Compromised by the CCP Act, a bill that would require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to review a country’s place on the foreign investment “whitelist” if the country allows China’s Huawei to build portions of its 5G infrastructure.

July 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), joined by Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) yesterday introduced the Defending America’s 5G Future Act. This legislation would codify President Trump’s Executive Order that placed Huawei on the Commerce Department’s Entity List and would also provide Congress with the ability to block waivers provided to companies looking to engage in business with Huawei.

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