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Congressman Mike Gallagher

Representing the 8th District of Wisconsin

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Environment

Growing up in Wisconsin, I have a deep appreciation for our lakes, rivers and forests. These treasures are an important part of what makes our state so special, and I believe that we have a responsibility to protect them for future generations. But while we focus on preserving our natural resources, we must also ensure that businesses in Northeast Wisconsin are able to succeed without harmful and burdensome regulations.

As we continue exploring economically sound solutions, we should be encouraging private sector problem solving. I am proud to continue the work of my predecessor, Congressman Ribble, through the Save the Bay initiative and I believe this effort is an example of the bottom-up problem solving that is vital to addressing these issues in our communities.   

Co-sponsored Legislation:

  • H.R. 2984 – Stop Asian Carp Now Act
  • H.R. 2853 – Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2017
  • H. Res 868- Designating May 27-June 7 as “Great Lakes Week”
  • H.R. 4770: Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2018
  • H.R. 6150 - Restore our Parks and Public Lands Act

Caucus Membership:

  • Climate Solutions Caucus
  • Great Lakes Caucus

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More on Environment

May 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mike Gallagher announced his support for a bipartisan resolution that designates the week of Memorial Day as “Great Lakes Week.” The resolution is a bipartisan effort in the House to promote practices that protect the health and water quality of all five of the Great Lakes. It also highlights their importance to the environment, economy, and heritage of our region.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Rep. Gallagher sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies in support of funding for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) in Fiscal Year 2019.

March 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher and a group of his colleagues are requesting that legislation be brought to the floor that will reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before it expires on September 30, 2018. The LWCF is a 1964 law designed to assure Americans that outdoor recreation lands and recreation sites would be secured, on a pay-as-you-go basis, for future generations.