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July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment to the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that would permit transfer of land at Camp Navajo, Arizona from the U.S. Army to the State of Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.

This narrowly tailored land transfer would allow for select commercial activities to take place on parts of Camp Navajo while still allowing the Department of Defense to safely carry out its missions there.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Armed Services Committee begins its markup the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision authored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that would restore federal funding for Stars and Stripes.

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:

June 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement:

“The south-central light rail extension will transform our city. 

“It will connect low-income residents to new jobs and new opportunities.  It will make Phoenix a better place to run a business and raise a family.  It will help students get to school, seniors get to doctors’ appointments, sports fans get to games and breadwinners get to the office.    

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement after passage of the House Republican’s tax plan:

“Donald Trump has an obsession with winners versus losers, so I’ll put it this way – the only winners under this scam are rich people like Trump and his cronies, while middle class families, students, and workers will lose ‘bigly.’ The spoils of this tax plan go overwhelmingly to the wealthiest Americans, while the rest of the country is left to foot the bill.

November 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and 30 of their House Democratic colleagues wrote to Scott Powell, Chief Executive Officer of Santander Consumer USA regarding the company’s use of automated call monitoring software to make employee evaluation and compensation decisions.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

 

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) introduced legislation to revise the rules that dictate pay raises for members of our military in order to provide more generous increases in compensation.      

April 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ruben Gallego issued an Equal Pay Day statement in support of efforts to close the gender pay gap between men and women in the workforce. Congressman Gallego is one of the original co-sponsors of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was reintroduced in Congress today.

Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:

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.