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March 16, 2021 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced that Wesley Community Center, Valle Del Sol, and Circle the City in Arizona’s 7th District will be joining the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program over the next six weeks.

December 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, H.R. 6535, the Coverage for Urban Indian Health Providers Act introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), passed the House by voice vote. H.R.

December 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed by voice vote a comprehensive veterans’ legislative package, H.R. 7105, that included Rep. Gallego’s bill H.R. 4908, Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today (PACT) Act. The package also includes provisions supported by Congressman Gallego to assist homeless veterans, improve women’s access to the VA, enhance benefits to veterans and their families, and help student veterans who’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 6, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement after Walgreens agreed to add an additional COVID-19 testing site at a location the Congressman requested. Arizona has seen a rapid increase in COVID-19 positive cases amid a massive state-wide testing shortage.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Armed Services Committee passed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), to strengthen cooperation and coordination between the United States and Taiwan in order to protect our national security and businesses and to improve responses to future pandemics.

March 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced that he plans to introduce a bill to cover medical testing and treatment costs associated with the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Under Rep. Gallego’s plan, all Americans will be automatically eligible for emergency Medicaid to cover testing and treatment costs for COVID-19 and any other illness that rises to the level of a national emergency.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH), Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), Rep. John Joyce, M.D. (R-PA), and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced the VA Quality Health Care Accountability and Transparency Act in order to improve the VA’s disclosure of the quality of service it is providing to veterans.

September 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sent a letter to the Medical Center Director of the Phoenix VA seeking answers regarding the burdensome reimbursement requirements imposed on certain veterans who pay out-of-pocket for prescriptions at non-VA pharmacies.

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: