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Gallagher favors veto override, against higher checks

Rep. Mike Gallagher was not afraid to go against President Donald Trump’s wishes in a pair of House votes made earlier this week. The Green Bay-area Republican voted against providing $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans a week after voting down the $2.3 trillion omnibus bill that included about $900 billion for COVID-19 relief. He says taking out some of the provisions to help fund the increase in the checks was never a part of the conversation. Gallagher adds that the omnibus bill process was flawed.

Gallagher went against the president in efforts to override the veto of the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act. President Trump’s objection to the bill was because it was not hard enough on social media companies and it allowed military bases honoring Confederate leadership to be renamed. While he understands the President’s issues with the bill, there were pieces of the bill that were very important that needed to be approved.

Gallagher is proud of some of the provisions that made it into the two bills. In the omnibus bill, he called funding for vaccine distribution and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative "critical" for northeast Wisconsin. The NDAA contains what Gallagher calls "the most significant cyber legislation to ever pass Congress."

 

THOUGHTS ON THE OMNIMBUS BILL, WHICH INCLUDED COVID-19 RELIEF

THOUGHTS ON THE VETO OVERRIDE OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

 

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