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Congressman Mike Gallagher

Representing the 8th District of Wisconsin

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Gallagher’s Counterterrorism Bill Passes House Unanimously

January 9, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Mike Gallagher’s fourth bill of the 115th Congress—the Counterterrorism Information Sharing Improvement Act—passed the House unanimously. This piece of legislation aims to strengthen the United States’ counterterrorism efforts by streamlining information sharing between federal agencies and the military.

After his bill passed the House, Rep. Gallagher released the following statement:

“Through my work as Chairman of the Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States, my colleagues and I discovered that too often, unnecessary bureaucratic constraints on information sharing have put our national security at risk. In the face of increased terrorist threats at home and abroad, my bill is a common sense step toward combatting the threat of terrorism and strengthening our defenses.”

Rep. Gallagher is a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, where he sits on the Counterterrorism and Intelligence, as well as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittees. In 2017, Rep. Gallagher was named Chairman of the Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States by the Committee’s chairman, Rep. McCaul.

Click here to read the bill.