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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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September 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) wrote to Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan demanding answers in the wake of reports that the agency regularly obtained guest lists from two Phoenix-area Motel 6 locations and used that information to question and detain individuals believed to be undocumented.

August 23, 2017 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), issued the following statement in response to the protests and police actions following President Trump’s rally held in Phoenix:    

“Thousands of peaceful demonstrators gathered on Tuesday afternoon for several hours to exercise their first amendment right to assemble and express their freedom of speech.  Towards the end of the rally, however, the situation escalated quickly. 

August 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy, los Congresistas Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) y Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) enviaron una carta al presidente Donald Trump, instándole a no emitir un perdón presidencial para Joe Arpaio, el ex sherif del condado de Maricopa.

Esta semana, Fox News informó que el president dijo que estaba “considerando seriamente” el pérdon para Arpaio, quien fue condenado por desacato criminal por ignorar la orden de un juez de detener las patrullas de tráfico dirigidas a sospechosos de inmigrantes indocumentados.

August 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to President Trump, urging him not to issue a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Earlier this week, Fox news reported that the President said that he was “seriously considering” issuing a pardon for Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants.

Arpaio faces up to six month’s imprisonment. His sentencing is scheduled for October 5.

July 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. Air Force has announced that the Phoenix, Arizona branch of Honeywell International, Inc. has been awarded a $409 million contract for the multi-agency Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls (NGT-PAC) program.

June 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Monday, African American leaders in Arizona called for the removal of six Confederate monuments across the state. Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement in support:

“Confederate monuments are not innocent acknowledgements of the past – instead, they are symbols of hate and intolerance, painful reminders of a terrible time in our nation’s history.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Today, the office of Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced the appointment of Morgan Ammons to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.

May 15, 2017 Video

Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joins Fox10's John Hook for Newsmaker Sunday.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) voted no on the omnibus budget agreement. He issued the following statement:

April 27, 2017 In The News

PHOENIX – Children kept themselves busy with coloring books and chased each other with masks in the corner of the cafeteria at Isaac Middle School, but school had long since ended and adults soon came over to keep them quiet.

Parents sat in rows of chairs across the large room and listened intently to a presentation in Spanish, detailing how they can keep their families together if faced with deportation.