Gallagher Launches Congressional Reformers Caucus
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher and a group of 17 House lawmakers launched the first-of-its kind, bipartisan Congressional Reformers Caucus. The founding members have pledged to work across the aisle to restore trust in democratic institutions. The caucus will focus on promoting transparency and disclosure, increasing participation in elections, reducing pay-to-play, strengthening enforcement of existing laws, and improving government integrity and accountability.
Rep. Gallagher said: “A key takeaway from my first year in Congress is that the problems we face as a nation do not need any more Washington D.C. solutions, they need some Wisconsin common sense. Calling for reforms might not make me popular with my colleagues, but I didn’t run for Congress to be popular—I ran to fix problems and that’s why I’m proud to launch the Congressional Reformers Caucus. Only by working together in a transparent manner will we renew the American people’s flagging trust in government.”
Since taking office last January, Rep. Gallagher has made decreasing the size and influence of the federal government, and restoring power back to the American people a top priority. Below is a list of legislation supported or introduced by Rep. Gallagher, in addition to his caucus membership and op-eds on congressional reform.
- H.R. 1934 - To establish a 5-year ban on individuals appointed to Executive Schedule positions and Members of Congress engaging in lobby activities at the Federal level
- H.R. 1935 - Congressional Pension Reform Act
- H.R. 1936 - Do Your Job Act
- H.J. Res. 85 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States limiting the number of terms Senators and Representatives may serve
- H.R. 2665 - Accountability for Congressional Pay Act
- H.R. 2298 - Former Presidents Amendment Act
- H.R. 429 - No Budget, No Pay Act
- H.R. 4077 - Honest Ads Act
- H.R. 2192 - To amend the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the non-application of certain State waiver provisions to Members of Congress and congressional staff
- H.J. Res. 7 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of years an individual may serve as a Member of Congress
- H.J. Res. 2 - Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States
- H.J. Res. 1 - Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States
- H. Res. 43 - Stay on Schedule Resolution
- H. Con. Res. 28 - Establishing a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress
- Congressional Reformers Caucus
- Term Limits Caucus
- Future Caucus
- Problem Solvers Caucus
- USA Today: Two congressmen offer a bipartisan plan to 'drain the swamp'
- The Hill: A Time for Congressional Term Limits