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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July 22, 2021 Columns

The Hill

By: Rep. Mike Gallagher

July 22, 2021

July 22, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), co-chairs of the Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force, today released their final report, findings, and recommendations following a months-long review of supply chain threats and vulnerabilities.
July 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), alongside Reps. Andy Kim (D-NJ), Lisa McClain (R-MI), and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), today introduced the Taiwan Partnership Act. This bill calls for a partnership between the U.S. National Guard and Taiwanese defense forces to help ensure Taiwan has a robust self-defense capability and to enhance military cooperation across a range of activities.
July 15, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today applauded the Problem Solvers Caucus' decision to endorse his bipartisan resolution condemning the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) 100 years of human rights abuses against its own people.
July 14, 2021 Press Release
Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Susan Wild (D-PA), alongside Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and James Lankford (R-OK), introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation aimed at protecting sensitive U.S. research from foreign adversaries, while also securing America’s valuable international partnerships that spur technological innovation.
July 6, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) today introduced the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Visa Security Act. This bill would require the U.S. government to develop a list of scientific and engineering institutions affiliated with the PLA and would prohibit individuals employed or sponsored by these Chinese military institutions from receiving student or research visas to the United States. 


June 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement after the House voted to repeal the 1957 and 1991 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMFs).
June 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today testified before Republicans on the Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus Origins. In his remarks, he discussed immediate actions that the U.S. government should take to better understand the origin of this virus, and three broader lessons lawmakers should take from this experience.
In part, Gallagher called on the federal government to:
  • Declassify all the relevant intelligence surrounding COVID-19 origins,
June 29, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today joined House Republican Leadership for their weekly press conference. In his remarks, he discussed his bipartisan effort to highlight the Chinese Communist Party's crimes against humanity in advance of the Party's centenary celebration on July 1, 2021.
June 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today reintroduced the United States and Republic of Korea Alliance Support Act, legislation that would ensure the United States maintains a robust forward military presence on the Korean Peninsula by restricting the President’s ability to withdraw U.S. forces. 

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