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Congressman Mike Gallagher

Representing the 8th District of Wisconsin


Rep. Gallagher Pushes for Congressional Reform at Local Union Shop in Kaukauna

April 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday Rep. Gallagher visited with members of UA Local 400 in Kaukauna to talk about the congressional reforms he’s pushed in his first few months in office. In his remarks, Rep. Gallagher highlighted a set of bills he’s introduced or sponsored to decrease the size and influence of the federal government and restore power back to the American people. The first three bills seek to end careerism in the Capitol, while the last two seek to bring accountability back to Congress.

After their meeting, Rep. Gallagher said, “I strongly believe that the problems we face as a nation don’t need any more Washington DC solutions, they need some Wisconsin common sense.” He continued, “The bills I’ve introduced might not make me popular among the D.C. beltway, but I didn’t run for Congress to be popular—I ran to fix problems and that’s what I’m going to continue doing. The people of Northeast Wisconsin should know that I will never forget my duty to fight for their liberty, enhance their safety and improve their ability to pursue happiness,” Rep. Gallagher concluded.  

UA Local 400 is affiliated with the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters. Rep. Gallagher toured UA Local 400’s Kaukauna facility that provides fabrication for the petroleum and power industry. Over the last three years, Local 400 has increased its membership in Northeast Wisconsin by over 400, and has over 2,250 members serving all 11 counties in the 8
th District.