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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Energy and Environment

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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.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Acting Secretary David Bernhardt as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01) re-introduced a bill to restore and expand protections for the Bears Ears National Monument.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement regarding Arizona’s pending approval of the Drought Contingency Plan, part of a larger inter-state effort to manage use of Colorado River water. The Federal Bureau of Reclamation has stated that if the state fails to reach an agreement by January 31, 2019, it will impose its own water management plan on the site.

October 16, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Danny Davis (D-IL) led a letter signed by 17 of their colleagues to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s widespread issuance of waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).