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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More on Cybersecurity

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.

July 3, 2019 In The News

As far as politicians go, U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher is a bit of a nerd.

He'll remind you about Article II of the Constitution, which grants power to Congress that he believes has been hacked away. He wrote his dissertation on President Dwight Eisenhower's Project Solarium, and is now part of a similar commission to look at cybersecurity.

He focuses on committee work, he said, a very un-sexy part of governing.

May 31, 2019 Press Release

After a few busy weeks in Washington D.C., Congressman Gallagher was happy to be back home in Wisconsin to meet with constituents and honor the fallen during Memorial Day Weekend. Catch some highlights of his visits across the Eighth District below.

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