Rep. Mike Gallagher to resign in April, leaving House GOP with a… – EVOL

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) announced Friday that he will resign from Congress in April, shrinking Republicans’ already slim majority in the House of Representatives. 

“After conversations with my family, I have made the decision to resign my position as a member of the House of Representatives for Wisconsin’s Eighth Congressional District, effective April 19, 2024,” Gallagher said in a statement. 

“I’ve worked closely with House Republican leadership on this timeline and look forward to seeing Speaker Johnson appoint a new chair to carry out the important mission of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party,” he added. “My office will continue to operate and provide constituent services to the Eighth District for the remainder of the term.”

Gallagher will resign from Congress on April 19. via REUTERS

Under Wisconsin law, Gallagher’s seat cannot be filled until after the November election if the lawmaker follows through with his resignation timeline. 

If he were to resign prior to the second Tuesday in April, the state would be able hold a special election before November to fill his vacant seat. 

Gallagher’s resignation further trims the GOP’s already slim control of the lower chamber.

With his departure, the GOP majority in



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