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. 1374 Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2021
  • H.R. 1561 Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act of 2021
  • H.R. 1812 One Federal Decision Act of 2021
  • H.R. 2456 Farmers Fighting Climate Change
  • H.R. 2467 PFAS Action Act of 2021
  • H.R. 4567 Test Your Well Water Act

Caucus Membership:

  • Climate Solutions caucus
  • Great Lakes caucus
  • PFAS task force

More on Environment

September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today commemorated the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Peshtigo Fire by entering a statement of recognition into the Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. The Great Peshtigo Fire was the deadliest fire in U.S. history, claiming nearly 2,000 lives while destroying millions of acres of land across Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. 

July 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08), alongside Reps. Dan Kildee (MI-05), Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), and Ron Kind (WI-03), today introduced the Test Your Well Water Act. This bipartisan legislation would create an online tool on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website for Americans with a private well to find resources to test their drinking water and understand what those results mean.
April 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after a group of Congressional Democrats re-introduced the Green New Deal, legislation that would have a disastrous impact on Wisconsin's economy.


February 12, 2021 Press Release
STURGEON BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) today visited with members of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department to thank them for their work in putting out the fire on board the M/V Roger Blough on February 1, 2021. During the visit, he presented them with a copy of an entry he made in the Congressional Record -- the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress -- to commemorate their heroic efforts that day.
December 8, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources and Development Act of 2020. The bill, which passed the House unanimously, authorizes projects to improve flood and storm protection, strengthen our ports and harbors, and protect inland waterways.

October 29, 2020 Press Release
GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today applauded the Trump Administration's announcement that it would delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act. The announcement, which will allow state and tribal wildlife agencies to resume responsibility for sustainable management of gray wolf populations, was made by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
September 17, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today introduced the Nuclear Energy Reactor Demonstration (NERD) Act, a bill that would strengthen U.S. nuclear energy competitiveness by requiring the U.S.

September 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today announced that Outagamie County Land Conservation was awarded a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant of $199,268 to increase water storage capacity in the Lower Fox River Basin. The Lower Fox River Basin project comes after a study indicated increased water storage can benefit water quality and reduce flooding events.
September 2, 2020 Press Release

GREEN BAY, WI — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today joined farmers, agronomists, and conservationists for his fourth annual Save the Bay Field Day. The event included a tour of farms in Denmark and Greenleaf, both of which are using innovative strategies and technologies to improve their soils and improve water quality.


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