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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

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March 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ruben Gallego issued a statement on today’s vote on the Republican health care bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act and gives massive tax breaks to the top 1% of wealthiest Americans. The vote takes place on the 7th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded health coverage to an additional 20 million people.

Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:

March 13, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Ruben Gallego issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s report showing the disastrous impact Trumpcare will have on American families:

“Today’s nonpartisan CBO report included some numbers that were nowhere to be found in Speaker Paul Ryan’s recent PowerPoint presentation on Trumpcare. The report shows that the GOP repeal plan just means higher premiums and less coverage for working families.

March 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) led members of the House Armed Services Committee in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting information regarding President Donald Trump’s travel expenses and the demands placed upon the Department of Defense.

September 22, 2016 Video

Mr. Speaker:

19,000 and Counting. That’s the number of people with confirmed cases of Zika in America. So far.

1,800 and Counting. The number of pregnant women in the U.S. with confirmed cases of Zika. So far.

17 and Counting. The number of babies born with birth defects related to the Zika virus. So far.

Six months and Counting. And that’s how long ago President Obama asked Congress to do its job and provide supplemental funding to combat the virus.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Esta semana, los ciudadanos Americanos en Puerto Rico una vez más se han quedado en el limbo después de que líderes republicanos en el Congreso se fueron a casa sin pasar un proyecto de ley para hacer frente a la crisis humanitarian en la isla. Hoy se espera que Puerto Rico no pueda hacer el mayor pago a sus acreedores hasta la fecha.

El Rep. Ruben Gallego hizo las siguientes declaraciones:

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, American citizens in Puerto Rico have once again been left in limbo after Republican leaders in Congress left for home without passing a bill to address the island’s humanitarian crisis. Today, Puerto Rico is expected to miss its largest payment to creditors to date.

Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

April 19, 2016 Press Release

Today, Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement after leading 172 representatives in sending a letter to House Leadership urging that no divisive policy provisions be included in the 2017 appropriations bills:


March 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Ayer los Congresistas Ruben Gallego y Bradley Byrne y 14 de sus colegas de la Cámara enviaron una carta a los principals miembros del Comité de Asignaciones pidiéndolos que financien en su totalidad la solicitud del presidente Barack Obama para la ayuda a Colombia.

March 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and 14 of their House colleagues sent a letter to key House Appropriations Committee members asking them to fully fund President Barack Obama’s budget request for aid to Colombia.

December 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed an omnibus government funding bill. Rep. Ruben Gallego voted against the bill.

Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:

“The omnibus bill was billed as a compromise, but in reality was packed with Republican policy provisions that only compromise our values. The omnibus should be about funding the government – not about pushing through policies that could not pass on their own.