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July 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the house Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its congressional climate action plan aimed at achieving net-zero carbon pollution by 2050 and addressing the legacy of environmental injustice harming America’s low-income communities and communities of color.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved the Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019 to support the use of wildlife corridors on Tribal lands. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chairman of the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples, and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) led over 70 of their colleagues in submitting official comments yesterday in opposition to the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to exempt Tongass National Forest in Alaska from protections under the Roadless Rule.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples, introduced the Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019 to support the use of wildlife corridors on Tribal lands.

The legislation is supported by U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.).

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, criticized the Trump administration’s elimination of long-standing protections for roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.

July 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Trump Administration published its proposed management plan for what remains of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah after the Trump Administration took drastic, unprecedented steps to illegally shrink the monument in 2017.

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:

May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation today to permanently protect millions of acres of pristine national forests.

March 27, 2019 In The News

Opinion: There may not be a worse person to lead Interior than acting Secretary David Bernhardt.