A trade deal, the 2020 budget, and the impeachment proceedings are just the latest events rubbing Wisconsin Republican Representative Mike Gallagher the wrong way as the United States Congress begins to wrap up its calendar year. Last week’s passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement was good news for area manufacturers and farmers as it lifted some trade barriers for the two industries. Gallagher says holding up its approval due to a grudge against President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 election is a shame.
He also disagreed with how the 2020 budget was presented, saying members of Congress were given less than 24 hours to read through the over 2,300-page document before voting on it. Following Wednesday’s impeachment vote, Gallagher released a statement disagreeing with the process, adding that “a state of perpetual impeachment must not be the new normal.”