Foreign Policy and National Security

Twice during the last century, America stood idly by as the world drifted towards war. Rather than avoiding foreign entanglements, American inaction only raised the costs once we were inevitably dragged into the conflict. After WWII, leaders who had experienced the devastation and tragedy of war firsthand wisely decided that America needed to remain globally engaged and present overseas in order to defend our allies and our interests. More than seven decades later, we’ve seen the consequences when United States retreats from the world stage. From the Middle East to Asia, America’s enemies are on the march as the result of a feckless foreign policy that accommodated our adversaries and alienated our allies. We must reverse this trend, and once again support our friends while standing up to our adversaries in order to restore U.S. global leadership.


Sponsored Legislation:

  • H.R. 3342 - Sanctioning Hizballah's Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act
  • H.R. 4569 - Counterterrorism Information Sharing Improvement Act
  • H.R. 6475 - To require a determination on designation of the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism.
  • H. Res. 1029 - Reaffirming the United States-Australia diplomatic, security, and economic relationship.

  • H. Res. 1053 - Supporting renaming NATO Headquarters after the late United States Senator John Sidney McCain III

Co-Sponsored Legislation:

  • H.R. 1698 Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act
  • H.R. 4681 No Assistance for Assad Act
  • H.R. 4591 Preventing Iranian Destabilization of Iraq Act
  • H.R. 4553 - Terrorist Screening and Targeting Review Act
  • H.R. 4555 - DHS Interagency Counterrorism Task Force Act
  • H.R. 4564 Post-Caliphate Threat Assessment Act
  • H.R. 1677 - Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act
  • H.R. 4027 Leverage to Enhance Effective Diplomacy Act
  • H.R. 380 IRGC Terrorist Designation Act
  • H.R. 1164 - Taylor Force Act
  • H.R. 380 - IRGC Terrorist Designation Act
  • H.R. 3673 - Protecting Against Tyranny and Responsible Imports Act (PATRIA)
  • H.R. 1697 - Israel Anti-Boycott Act
  • H.R. 2586 - Combating BDS Act
  • H.R. 5141 – United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018
  • H.R. 5132 - Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act
  • H.R. 5105- BUILD Act of 2018
  • H.R. 4821 - Iran Freedom Policy and Sanctions Act
  • H.R. 4311 - Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017
  • H. Res. 259 - Expressing Concern and Condemnation Over the Political, Economic, Social, and Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela
  • H. Res. 92 - Condemning North Korea’s Development of Multiple Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
  • H. Res. 11 - Objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an Obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace
  • H. Res. 786 - Condemning the chemical weapons attack on Sergei Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer, and his daughter on March 4, 2018, and extending its sympathies to those affected by the attack, and for other purposes.
  • H. Res. 684 - Objecting to the United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/ES-10/19, which criticizes the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.
  • H. Res. 274 - Condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.
  • H. Res 967 - Expressing support for the designation of October 23 as a national day of remembrance of the tragic 1983 terrorist bombing of the United States Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • H.R. 5105 - BUILD Act of 2018

Caucus Membership:

  • Friends of Australia Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Counter-Terrorism Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • U.S.-Japan Congressional Caucus
  • Dutch Congressional Caucus
  • Friends of Finland Caucus
  • The Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus
  • Iraq Caucus
  • Kurdistan American Congressional Caucus

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September 23, 2020 Press Release

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September 15, 2020 Press Release
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6395, the Mac Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 295 to 125. Rep. Gallagher is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, which is responsible for drafting the legislation.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, alongside his fellow commissioner Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), today applauded a slate of amendments that implement recommendations from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s report. A bipartisan coalition of members offered the amendments to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that is expected to pass the House tomorrow.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today introduced the Taiwan Defense Act (TDA), a bill that would ensure the United States is able to continue meeting its obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act in the face of the Chinese Communist Party’s aggressive military build-up. The TDA requires the Department of Defense to maintain the ability to defeat a Chinese invasion against Taiwan and to report regularly on its progress toward this goal.

June 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Joe Courtney (D-CT), co-chairs of the Friends of Australia Caucus, today released the following statement after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia was under a cyberattack from a state-based actor.

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