Mike Gallagher, U.S. Representative for Wisconsin

Mike Gallagher

U.S. Representative for Wisconsin

Michael John Gallagher was born in March 1984 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He served seven years in the United States Marine Corps as an intelligence officer. His service included deployment in the Iraq War. He earned an undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He earned an M.S. from the National Intelligence University, and received a second M.S., along with an M.A. and Ph.D. in security studies from Georgetown University.  

He was elected to the United States House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2017. 

Gallagher is married to Anne and they have two children. He is a Catholic. 

In the News…

Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Chairman of the China Select Committee in the House of Representatives, together with the committee’s ranking member, sent letters to the heads of Nike, Adidas, Temu, and Shein requesting answers about the continued use of forced labor by Uyghur people by their companies in China, despite the 2021 Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. 

In their letter to Adidas, they wrote, “We received expert testimony which revealed that products made by Uyghurs in forced labor camps are still entering the United States. One expert told the Select Committee that Adidas is ‘sourcing garments made not only from cotton from the Uyghur Region but also viscose, lyocell, polyester, leather, and linen from the region.’” (The official name of the region is the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.) 

“Continuing to import goods produced in part with the forced labor of Uyghurs potentially violates the UFLPA and creates the condition in which the Chinese Communist Party is able to continue committing genocide.” 

The letters to the three other companies contained a similar admonition. 

Representative Gallagher stated, “Using forced labor has been illegal for almost a hundred years—but despite knowing that their industries are implicated, too many companies look the other way hoping they don’t get caught, rather than cleaning up their supply chains.” 

He added, “American businesses and companies selling in the American market have a moral and legal obligation to ensure they are not implicating themselves, their customers, or their shareholders in slave labor. 

“Our message to industry in these letters is clear: either ensure your supply chains are clean—no matter how difficult it is—or get out of countries like China implicated in forced labor.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Gallagher today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Mike Gallagher 
Representative for Wisconsin 
1211 Longworth House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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