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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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October 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and his staff joined the College Depot program at the College Depot program at Burton Barr Central Library for a workshop to provide free information and assistance for students and families completing the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application for the next academic year opened today.

September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement in response to news that Valley Metro will a receive $75 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants Program for the Tempe Streetcar project.

The announcement comes as Valley Metro makes plans to expand in areas throughout the region, including in the South Central neighborhood in Phoenix.

September 23, 2019 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in response to an announcement that the Department of Transportation will award a $21.3 million grant to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for an ongoing reconstruction project. The grant will go towards reconstruction of 90,000 square yards of the Terminal 4 apron, the fifth phase of the project. The total project will involve 270,000 square yards of reconstruction.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Steve Cohen (TN-09), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Complete Streets Act, legislation that would promote safer and more accessible transportation routes across the United States.

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:

March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced today that nonprofit organizations in Arizona’s 7th District will receive more than $900,000 in federal funding to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs in Arizona.

Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. will receive $460,000 and Trellis will receive $459,500 through the NeighborWorks America program.

February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $1.9 million to programs combatting homelessness in Arizona’s 7th district.

The awards were granted through HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) program, which provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and state and local governments to rehouse and provide resources for families experiencing homelessness.

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.

January 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) decision to implement work requirements for Arizonans who rely on AHCCCS, the state’s Medicaid program: