By Tim Kowols
Rep. Mike Gallagher is finding out the one area Democrats and Republicans can agree on is supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces. In the month of November, four pieces of legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Gallagher was passed by the House of Representatives including measures addressing the barriers veterans face when getting an organ transplant and on-the-job training and apprenticeship opportunities for future careers. A Marine veteran himself, Rep. Gallagher says he was proud of the bipartisan support of 15 separate bills, including the four he co-sponsored, that were passed during the week of Veterans’ Day.
Another one of Rep. Gallagher’s bills passed by the House of Representatives gives lifetime support to Gold Star families so they can attend gravesites, memorial services, and other benefits. All four of the bills are awaiting the approval of the Senate.