I am a firm believer that in order to foster job creation we must get big government out of the way to allow the American entrepreneurial tradition to prosper again. For too long, burdensome regulations have limited economic and job growth in this country, which is why I’m a strong proponent of regulatory reform and ensuring that the competitive spirit of the American economy is restored. Earlier this Congress, I voted in favor of eight resolutions to disapprove of midnight regulations rushed by the Obama Administration on their way out of office.
I am strongly in favor of a simpler and fairer tax code that provides economic relief to the middle class and incentivizes job growth in Northeast Wisconsin and across the country. The last time Congress truly tackled tax reform was in 1986, that was 31 years ago. Since then, our tax code has become a monstrosity of special interest loopholes that make it burdensome for small businesses and hard working Americans to navigate. We must enact legislation that simplifies our code and is pro-growth and benefits the hard working men and women of Wisconsin’s 8th District.
Another area that must be addressed is financial reform. Since the enactment of Dodd-Frank, one in four community banks has closed. I support replacing this misguided and job killing legislation with fair and strong regulation that will enable more investment and growth on Main Street that has been struggling under this law.
- H.R. 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
- H.R. 10 - Financial Choice Act
- H.R. 26 - Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act
- H.R. 1116 - TAILOR Act
- H.R. 2890 - Housing Opportunity Mortgage Expansion Act
- H.R. 4886 - Permanent Tax Cuts for Americans Act
- H.R. 4829- AI Jobs Act of 2018
H.R. 6616 - The Everyday Philanthropist Act
H.R. 5116 - Stop Foreign Businesses Sanctuary Act
- Middle Class Jobs Caucus
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Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the House again failed to pass a bipartisan Coronavirus relief package.
GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today was named a Fiscal Hero for 2020 by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a non-partisan group affiliated with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. The recognition was awarded to a bipartisan group of Senators and members of the House who demonstrated a commitment to fiscal responsibility and provided leadership on the issue.
GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today called on Governor Tony Evers to create a bipartisan, bottom-up plan to reopen Wisconsin’s economy. In a letter to the Governor, Gallagher urged him establish a task force comprised of state legislators to empower ideas from localities and members of civil society about how to get Wisconsin back to work.
The Wall Street Journal
By Mike Gallagher
February 6, 2020