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Congressman Mike Gallagher

Representing the 8th District of Wisconsin

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Drain the Swamp

Our nation was founded on the principle that government should be by the people and for the people. Yet over the years Congress has failed to uphold this principle by catering to special interest groups and only being concerned about the next election, rather than focusing on the needs of their constituents. We must implement structural changes that will make Congress work again by creating a sense of urgency and accountability among members to immediately address the pressing issues we face as a nation. It’s time for both parties to come together and confront the institutional problems affecting Congress and Washington D.C. by returning the power and purpose of our government back to the People.

Sponsored Legislation:

  • H.J. Res. 85 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States limiting the number of terms Senators and Representatives may serve
  • H.R. 1934 - To establish a 5-year ban on individuals appointed to Executive Schedule positions and Members of Congress engaging in lobby activities at the Federal level
  • H.R. 1935 - Congressional Pension Reform Act
  • H.R. 1936 - Do Your Job Act

Co-sponsored Legislation:

  • H.R. 2665 - Accountability for Congressional Pay Act
  • H.R. 2298 - Former Presidents Amendment Act
  • H.R. 429 - No Budget, No Pay Act
  • H.J. Res. 7 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of years an individual may serve as a Member of Congress
  • H.J. Res. 2 - Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States
  • H.J. Res. 1 - Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States
  • H. Res. 43 - Stay on Schedule Resolution
  • H. Con. Res. 28 - Establishing a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
  • H.R. 4077 - Honest Ads Act
  • H.R. 2192 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff

Caucus:

  • Term Limits Caucus
  • Future Caucus
  • Problem Solvers Caucus
  • Reformer Caucus

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More on Drain the Swamp

April 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Mike Gallagher led a bipartisan group of his House colleagues in a meeting on term limits with President Donald Trump in the White House. The group, which included Vincente Gonzalez (D-TX), Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Brian Fitzapatrick (R-PA) met with the President to urge his support for a constitutional amendment limiting the number of terms Senators and Representatives may serve.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Mike Gallagher will vote in support of the Balanced Budget Amendment (H.J. Res 2)—legislation that would be the first step in amending the Constitution of the United States to prohibit Congress from spending more than it takes in each year. The amendment is a bipartisan effort to hold the federal government accountable and help solve the growing U.S. debt crisis.