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May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement in response to escalating violence in Israel:

“I strongly condemn the violence of the last week in Israel and Gaza. Both Palestinian and Israeli leaders must take immediate steps to de-escalate the violence and achieve a ceasefire in order to prevent further bloodshed and worsening of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

April 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced his support for President Biden’s announced intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11th, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on New York and Washington that led to U.S. military engagement in the country. 

 

Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

 

February 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) joined House Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken to request a briefing on the Biden Administration’s implementation plan for mandatory sanctions on the malign Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. 

February 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Armed Services Committee selected Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) to Chair its new Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations (ISO).

 

The new subcommittee will have jurisdiction over Department of Defense (DoD) policy and programs and accounts related to military intelligence, national intelligence, countering weapons of mass destruction, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, other sensitive military operations, and special operations forces.   

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced an amendment to the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would protect U.S. troops levels and infrastructure in Germany and Europe as part of a larger allied support effort by the House Armed Services Committee and Congress at large.

Rep. Gallego introduced the amendment in response to news that President Trump intended to cut the number of U.S. troops stationed in Germany by 9,500 and in the wake of reports that the President allowed Russian bounties on the heads of U.S. troops to go unpunished.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced an amendment to the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) expressing support for coordinated action to ensure the security of our Baltic allies against Russian threats.

“In the days following reports that Russia placed bounties on the heads of U.S. troops, Americans should have seen their President closing ranks with our European allies in NATO and improving our defense-in-depth and alliance network. He’s refused to do so,” said Rep. Gallego.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Armed Services Committee passed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), to strengthen cooperation and coordination between the United States and Taiwan in order to protect our national security and businesses and to improve responses to future pandemics.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2020

Contact: christina.carr@mail.house.gov | (202) 225-4065

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 encourage the military services to implement policies allowing individuals to reenlist even if they admit to having used marijuana.

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.