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July 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), along with Reps. Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Alma Adams (D-NC), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and 18 other Members of Congress, sent a letter to Senate and House leadership calling on them to enact spending legislation that reflects President Biden’s proposed $9 billion to train, equip and diversify the American educator workforce.

May 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC- Last week, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), along with Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY), introduced the Universal Full-Day Kindergarten Act to ensure that every American child has access to  high-quality full day kindergarten.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), along with Reps. Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and Alma Adams (D-NC), reintroduced H.R. 1197, the Teacher Diversity and Retention Act, to invest in and expand the United States’ diverse teacher workforce.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced his guest to this year’s State of the Union address: Vanessa Mendez, a second grade teacher at Papago Elementary School. She is one of more than 25,000 Arizonans who have temporary legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) introduced the Relief and Investment for Student Entrepreneurs (RISE) Act. The bill will make it easier for millennials to launch new business ventures by offering a 3-year deferment period for federal student loans, interest-free, to entrepreneurs who have recently earned a college degree. The bill also incentivizes job creation in economically-challenged communities by enabling young people who start businesses in those areas to receive up to $17,500 in student loan relief.

October 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and his staff joined the College Depot program at the College Depot program at Burton Barr Central Library for a workshop to provide free information and assistance for students and families completing the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application for the next academic year opened today.

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), joined by Reps. Gil Cisneros (D-CA), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), introduced the Teacher Diversity and Retention Act to help combat our nationwide teacher shortage by increasing recruitment of diverse teachers and improving teacher training and retention programs.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement following passage of five key FY 2020 Appropriations bills – Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Related Agencies, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD:

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement today following passage of four key FY 2020 Appropriations bills – Labor-HHS-Education, Energy and Water Development, State-Foreign Operations, and Defense:

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.