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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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March 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) introduced the Universal Full-Day Kindergarten Act of 2019, the first-ever bill introduced in the House of Representatives that takes steps toward universal access to full-day Kindergarten. Arizona Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02) and Greg Stanton (AZ-09) joined the legislation as original cosponsors.

March 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos opposing her proposal to create a national school voucher program, which was recently introduced in Congress by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL).

In the letter, Rep. Gallego voices his concern that DeVos’s plan resembles the failed policies that have hurt Arizona’s public school system and that contributed to tens of thousands of under-resourced Arizona teachers walking out of classrooms last Spring to draw attention to Arizona’s school funding crisis.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) joined Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in reintroducing the Higher Education Dream Act of 2019 as a response to discriminatory action states have taken, and some intend to take, to block the attendance of some immigrants to college and university education.  This bill would prohibit institutions that receive federal funds from refusing to admit, enroll, or grant in-state tuition benefits to qualified students based on their immigration status.  It would also expand federal financial aid opportunities to DREAMers.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Hoy, el Representante John Lewis (D-GA) y el Representante Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introdujeron la Ley de Sueños de Educación Superior de 2019, como una respuesta a la acción discriminatoria de estados que niegan la entrada de algunos inmigrantes a sus instituciones universitarias. Este proyecto de ley prohibiría que las instituciones que reciben fondos federales se nieguen a admitir, inscribir o otorgar beneficios de matrícula estatal a estudiantes calificados que se residen en su estado basado en su estatus migratorio.

February 15, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) joined Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in reintroducing the Higher Education Dream Act of 2019 as a response to discriminatory action states have taken, and some intend to take, to block the attendance of some immigrants to college and university education.  This bill would prohibit institutions that receive federal funds from refusing to admit, enroll, or grant in-state tuition benefits to qualified students based on their immigration status.  It would also expand federal financial aid opportunities to DREAMers.

December 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA), and Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) led fifty of their colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos opposing recently reported proposed changes to the Office for Civil Rights’ investigations into discrimination in our education system.

March 29, 2017 Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego announced that Kyle D. Wagner, his third 2017 nominee to a U.S. military academy, was accepted by the U.S. Naval Academy.

March 21, 2017 Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego announced that his nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Stephen H. Scott III, was accepted by the prestigious military university.

March 8, 2017 Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Today, the office of Congressman Ruben Gallego announced that their nominee to the U.S. Naval Academy, Andres Jimenez Gudino, was accepted by the prestigious university.