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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Phoenix, AZ – The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that the City of Phoenix Housing Department has been awarded a $452,000 grant to help low-income youth and their families to apply for federal student aid for college.
Washington, DC – Senator John McCain said on Tuesday that he would remove language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would have undermined the long-standing veteran preference in federal hiring.
The highly controversial language formerly backed by Sen. McCain would have prevented veterans from benefitting from the preference system if they were already employed by the federal government.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) 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 earned a college degree in the past five years.
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.
Washington, DC – The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that the City of Phoenix Housing Department has been awarded a $2 million grant through its Jobs-Plus Initiative Program. The grant will help low-income public housing residents to secure higher paying jobs by connecting them with employment opportunities, educational advancement, and financial literacy services.
Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement: