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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
  • H. Res. 1003 - Prohibiting Members of the House of Representatives from soliciting campaign funds on any day on which the House is in session.
  • H. J. Res. 134 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of terms an individual may serve as a Member of Congress.
  • H.R. 6433- Go to Washington Go to Work Act


Caucus:

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

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April 4, 2019 Press Release

 

March 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), joined by his colleague Jackie Speier (D-CA), introduced the Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act, new bipartisan legislation to provide public oversight of large-scale government projects. The bill requires an annual report to taxpayers listing every government-funded project that is $1 billion or more over budget, or that is five or more years behind schedule. The legislation is a part of Rep. Gallagher’s broader effort to restore the public’s trust in government and protect taxpayer dollars.

March 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mike Gallagher last week introduced legislation that would require Congressional approval for any future National Emergency Declaration that reprograms or transfers more than $250 million. The legislation would automatically terminate national emergencies over the $250 million threshold after 60 legislative days unless Congress approves the declaration.

December 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Today U.S. Representatives Gallagher (R-WI), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), and Derek Kilmer (D-WA), three of the co-chairs of the Congressional Reformers Caucus, introduced a bipartisan bill to increase disclosure and accountability of political spending. The Political Accountability and Transparency Act, H.R.

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.