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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

National Security and Foreign Policy

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February 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting detailed information regarding the White House’s security clearance approval process.  The letter follows reports that potentially dozens of senior Trump Administration officials who lack a permanent clearance may currently be accessing highly classified materials that they are not authorized to handle or possess.  This revelation is troubling because, as the letter states, “[a]ny systemic, known, or otherwise inappropriate disclosure of classified

December 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“President Trump’s National Security Strategy (NSS) is the product of willful ignorance.

December 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in response to the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:  

“House Republicans didn’t have the dignity or self-awareness to disguise their intentions at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.  In spite of Robert Mueller’s sterling reputation, they were clearly determined to discredit his investigation and to lay the groundwork for President Trump to fire the Special Counsel.  They should be embarrassed and ashamed.

December 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Eric Swallwell (CA-15), and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats requesting information regarding the Intelligence Community’s assessment of possible Russian interference in the United Kingdom’s 2016 referendum over whether to withdraw from the European Union (“Brexit”).  Their request follows conclusive evidence that Russia sought to influence the results of the recent French and German elections, as well as the 2016 presidential race here in the United States.      

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) introduced bipartisan legislation that would place jurisdiction over war powers issues, including authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF), under the Congressional Armed Services Committees.  These matters are currently under the jurisdiction of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

October 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to both express public support for Robert Mueller’s investigation and explain what steps he will take in the event that President Trump fires the Special Counsel.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will declare Iran to be out of compliance with the Iran nuclear deal:

“Though imperfect, the Iran deal is an important tool that until now has taken the Iranian nuclear threat off the table.