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Mike Gallagher
(Republican, district 8)
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Mike Gallagher on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Moral and civic duty to defend the right to life. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes public funding for abortion services. (Nov 2016)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (Apr 2018)
  • Supports pro-life legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2019)
Mike Gallagher on Budget & Economy
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  • Cut wasteful spending and pay down the national debt. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Civil Rights
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  • Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Corporations
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  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs. (Nov 2017)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Mike Gallagher on Crime
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  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Keep existing rules for police accountability. (Mar 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Drugs
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  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Oct 2017)
  • Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Mike Gallagher on Education
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  • No child forced to remain in a failing school. (Nov 2016)
  • Reduce the cost of higher education. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Mike Gallagher on Energy & Oil
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  • Fight for a common-sense, all of-the-above energy policy. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports federally developing renewable energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Mike Gallagher on Environment
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  • Protect natural resources without EPA destroying our economy. (Nov 2016)
  • Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Mike Gallagher on Families & Children
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Mike Gallagher on Foreign Policy
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  • Reverse the disastrous policy of leading from behind. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports standing with the nation of israel. (Nov 2016)
  • Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism. (Jan 2018)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Mike Gallagher on Free Trade
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  • Smart trade deals protect our sovereignty--not TPP. (Nov 2016)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Mike Gallagher on Government Reform
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  • End pensions for members of Congress & institute term limits. (Nov 2016)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access. (Mar 2021)
  • Don't impeach President Trump for events of Jan. 6. (Jan 2021)
  • No statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Don't restrict presidential power; don't help whistleblowers. (Dec 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Gun Control
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  • Defend our 2nd Amendment Wisconsin way of life. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted NO on background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Health Care
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  • Introduced bill to cut off purchase of China-made drugs. (Mar 2020)
  • Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered free-market reforms. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing mandated health insurance. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Mike Gallagher on Homeland Security
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  • Reform the VA to ensure our veterans have access to benefits. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted against combating Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Immigration
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  • Secure our borders to protect our sovereignty. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports illegals returning to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries. (Apr 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Jobs
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  • Keep Right-to-Work laws. (Mar 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Principles & Values
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  • Stand against those who restrict our religious liberties. (Nov 2016)
  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Opposed creating Commission to investigate Jan. 6 events. (Jun 2021)
  • Member of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Social Security
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  • Preserve and protect our most effective anti-poverty program. (Nov 2016)
Mike Gallagher on Tax Reform
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  • Replace broken tax code with modern and simple one. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes increasing income tax rates. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
Mike Gallagher on Technology
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  • Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet. (Apr 2019)
Mike Gallagher on War & Peace
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  • Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • President ok to use military force against Iran. (Feb 2020)
  • Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq. (May 2021)
Mike Gallagher on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES for housing vouchers for recovering drug addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Moral and civic duty to defend the right to life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Opposes public funding for abortion services: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Supports pro-life legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Voted NO on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Keep deadline for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Rated Voted against combating Islamophobia: Opposes topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stand against those who restrict our religious liberties: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered free-market reforms: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Supports repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Preserve and protect our most effective anti-poverty program: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No child forced to remain in a failing school: Strongly Favors topic 7
Opposes states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-5 points on Social scale)
Protect natural resources without EPA destroying our economy: Favors topic 8
Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth: Favors topic 8
Loosen restrictions on predator control in Alaska: Strongly Favors topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated Keep existing rules for police accountability: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Defend our 2nd Amendment Wisconsin way of life: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun-control legislation: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background checks for private transfers: Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Replace broken tax code with modern and simple one: Strongly Favors topic 11
Opposes increasing income tax rates: Opposes topic 11
Opposes tax increases, even to balance the budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports lowering taxes to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Secure our borders to protect our sovereignty: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports illegals returning to country of origin: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated Allow immigration bans from non-cooperating countries: Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Smart trade deals protect our sovereignty--not TPP: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Introduced bill to cut off purchase of China-made drugs: Favors topic 14
Reverse the disastrous policy of leading from behind: Strongly Favors topic 14
Supports standing with the nation of israel: Favors topic 14
Cut World Bank funding to enforce against terrorism: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reform the VA to ensure our veterans have access to benefits: Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
End pensions for members of Congress & institute term limits: Favors topic 16
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Rated Oppose expanding voter registration and voter access: Opposes topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated Voted NO on removing US forces from Yemen: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated President ok to use military force against Iran: Opposes topic 17
Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Fight for a common-sense, all of-the-above energy policy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Sponsored bill for combatting epidemic of synthetic drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Cut wasteful spending and pay down the national debt: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports constitutional amendment for balanced budget: Favors topic 20
Opposes federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Rated Opposed $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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