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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

National Security and Foreign Policy

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July 12, 2017 Video

House Republicans used a sneaky gimmick to allow Trump to take money from our troops to pay for his ridiculous border wall. Rep. Ruben Gallego calls them out on the House floor.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – El martes por la noche, el Comité de Reglas de la Cámara de Representantes votó a favor de una regla que gobierna el debate sobre la Ley de Autorización de Defensa Nacional (NDAA) que eliminará inmediatamente una disposición defendida por el congresista Ruben Gallego (AZ-07). Esa disposición impediría que la administración de Trump desviara fondos del presupuesto de defensa para pagar la construcción de un nuevo muro fronterizo.

July 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Late Tuesday night, the House Rules Committee voted out a rule governing debate on the National Defense Authorizing Act (NDAA) that – upon approval by the full House of Representatives – will immediately eliminate a provision championed by Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) blocking the Trump administration from diverting funds from the defense budget to pay for construction of a new border wall.  By resorting to this rarely employed parliamentary procedure, House Republicans will avoid a clean up-or-down vote on the issue.  The move comes despite the fact t

June 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, Rep. Gallego successfully passed three amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act during a late-night marathon markup of the bill.

No Defense Funds for the Border Wall

June 28, 2017 In The News

Our country faces a new crisis, one which endangers the underpinnings of representative democracy and freedom worldwide. The threat emanates from Putinism, a philosophy of dictatorship fused with kleptocratic economics.

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.      

June 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and 21 other original co-sponsors introduced the Fostering Unity Against Russian Aggression Act of 2017.

June 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis expressing serious concerns regarding the future direction of the US military campaign in Afghanistan. Their letter criticizes the administration for the lengthy delay in finalizing its strategy for the conflict and expresses strong skepticism that the addition of several thousand US troops will be sufficient to achieve America’s objectives.

June 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joined other Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee to call on President Donald Trump to state explicit support for Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, known as the “collective-defense clause,” – calling such action a “national security imperative.”

June 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to claim credit for the pressure being placed on Qatar by Gulf Arab states who have accused the country of supporting terrorism.

Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement:

“The Gulf Arab states' diplomatic isolation of Qatar is a highly significant development and the American people should be alarmed by Donald Trump's total inability to understand the complexity of the situation.