Bulletin: Rep. Gallagher Marries, New REAL ID

What Happened

Rep. Mike Gallagher married Anne Horak, a Green Bay native and Broadway actress. According to an announcement from Gallagher’s office, the couple celebrated with close friends and family at a ceremony and reception in Green Bay. 

“The pair looks forward to starting a life filled with love, happiness and Packer Super Bowls,” his office said. 

Coming Up

The countdown to the new federal-ID requirement is under way. 

When enforcement of the REAL ID Act begins Oct. 1, 2020, the regular Wisconsin driver’s license or ID will no longer be accepted identification for domestic air travel and entering a federal building or military base. On Oct. 1, 2020, travelers will need to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or state ID card, or another acceptable form of identification such as a passport.

“Since a driver’s license or ID is the most convenient form of identification, the Wisconsin DMV encourages travelers to prepare their paperwork, then visit a DMV [facility] before the Oct. 1, 2020, deadline,” said Kristina Boardman, Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) administrator. “Our customers are encouraged to visit the DMV sooner rather than later. Delay could mean longer lines at the DMV, and travelers without a REAL ID will be denied boarding their plane.”

To obtain a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card, individuals must visit a Wisconsin DMV facility and take the following original documents or certified copies (not photocopies, faxes or scans) of them: proof of name and date of birth, proof of legal presence in the U.S., proof of identity, proof of Social Security number and proof of address. Learn more at