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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

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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.

September 29, 2017 Press Release

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

“Tom Price's resignation isn't enough.

“There is a culture of corruption in the Trump administration. Whether it’s unqualified hacks like Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spending taxpayer money on private jet flights in the Caribbean, or otherwise qualified longtime public servants like David Shulkin going to Wimbledon and taking a European river cruise on the people’s dime, the dishonesty and depravity is pervasive. 

September 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) called on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to resign from his position after reports that he used government funds to pay for expensive private jets for official travel, bypassing cost-effective alternatives and wasting taxpayer dollars.

July 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and several House Democrats held a press conference calling on House Republican Leadership to reconsider using a self-executing rule to fund President Trump’s border wall.

Using a deceptive legislative gimmick, House Republicans will add $1.6 billion in funding for the wall to a “minibus” funding bill, avoiding a clean up-or-down vote.

July 12, 2017 Video

House Republicans used a sneaky gimmick to allow Trump to take money from our troops to pay for his ridiculous border wall. Rep. Ruben Gallego calls them out on the House floor.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – El martes por la noche, el Comité de Reglas de la Cámara de Representantes votó a favor de una regla que gobierna el debate sobre la Ley de Autorización de Defensa Nacional (NDAA) que eliminará inmediatamente una disposición defendida por el congresista Ruben Gallego (AZ-07). Esa disposición impediría que la administración de Trump desviara fondos del presupuesto de defensa para pagar la construcción de un nuevo muro fronterizo.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Late Tuesday night, the House Rules Committee voted out a rule governing debate on the National Defense Authorizing Act (NDAA) that – upon approval by the full House of Representatives – will immediately eliminate a provision championed by Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) blocking the Trump administration from diverting funds from the defense budget to pay for construction of a new border wall.  By resorting to this rarely employed parliamentary procedure, House Republicans will avoid a clean up-or-down vote on the issue.  The move comes despite the fact t

June 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, Rep. Gallego successfully passed three amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act during a late-night marathon markup of the bill.

No Defense Funds for the Border Wall

June 27, 2017 Press Release


Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) introduced legislation to revise the rules that dictate pay raises for members of our military in order to provide more generous increases in compensation.      

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – El Congresista Rubén Gallego (AZ-07) hizo la siguiente declaración sobre el presupuesto de Presidente Trump:

"El presupuesto de Donald Trump destruye programas diseñados para ayudar a las familias trabajadoras a cubrir los gastos, mientras que llena los bolsillos a los muy ricos. Medicaid, el programa de cupones de alimentos federales y el Seguro de Incapacidad del Seguro Social sufrirán de recortes masivos, mientras que los estadounidenses más ricos recibirán exenciones tributarias.