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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

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March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement following reports that President Trump intends to tap funds intended for military pay and pensions to pay for his border wall.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced the Curb Objectionable Redirection of Resources and Unconstitutional Payments to Trump (CORRUPT) Act, legislation that would require a comprehensive accounting of how much Donald Trump and members of his family have profited from the Presidency.

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, on a party line vote, Republican Members of the House Armed Services Committee voted in unison to block an effort led by Rep. Ruben Gallego to prevent President Trump from implementing his proposal to divert defense resources to pay for a new wall on the southwest border.  A similar amendment was approved by HASC last year. 

April 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to deploy U.S. troops to the southern border:

March 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposal to pay for his border wall with military funds.

Last June, Rep. Gallego introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have blocked the Trump administration from diverting funds from the defense budget to pay for construction of a new border wall. Though the amendment was approved by the House Armed Services Committee, the GOP stripped the language from the bill before it received a vote on the House floor.

March 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“This is a sad, frustrating morning for Dreamers and their families. 

“In the middle of the night, I voted NO on a bill that will fund deportation of the Dreamers that Paul Ryan refuses to protect.

January 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“I am disappointed by today’s vote in the Senate. Cheap talk from Mitch McConnell is not enough.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“Today, President Trump and Congressional Republicans pulled off one of the biggest heists in American history – stealing from the pockets of middle class families and workers in order to line the pockets of the already-rich.

“Instead of leveling the playing field and investing in opportunities for all, the Trump GOP has clearly demonstrated that its primary goal is to reinforce the power and increase the wealth of the party's richest donors.

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement after passage of the House Republican’s tax plan:

“Donald Trump has an obsession with winners versus losers, so I’ll put it this way – the only winners under this scam are rich people like Trump and his cronies, while middle class families, students, and workers will lose ‘bigly.’ The spoils of this tax plan go overwhelmingly to the wealthiest Americans, while the rest of the country is left to foot the bill.