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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

National Security and Foreign Policy

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July 16, 2018 Press Release

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

“President Trump’s meeting today with Vladimir Putin of Russia was an appalling display of self-serving posturing by both men. Americans should expect such behavior from President Putin. They should not expect, however, to be misrepresented and abandoned by the President of the United States.

“Today, Americans should have seen their President demand the extradition of Russian military intelligence officers charged last Friday with interfering in the 2016 election.

July 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) and 13 other Democrats wrote to President Trump requesting that his meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia be canceled until Russia changes its behavior or his Administration condemns Russia’s destabilizing actions.  Their letter comes as the Department of Justice announces the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC).   

July 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Gallego (D-AZ), Moulton (D-MA), Hannabusa (D-HI), Speier (D-CA), Panetta (D-CA) and Shea-Porter (D-NH) wrote to President Trump requesting details of the Administration’s supposed strategy to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula within the next year, including whether Trump will consider the imposition of new sanctions or the resumption of military exercises with South Korea following reports that the Kim regime’s nuclear program has continued unabated. 

June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, 11 Democrats on the House Intelligence and Armed Services Committees, led by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), wrote to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats requesting a classified report detailing the analysis the Trump Administration used in issuing its revised travel ban covering nationals of five majority Muslim countries, North Korea and Venezuela.

June 28, 2018 Press Release

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

“Today, the House passed my amendment barring Defense Appropriations from being used to buy goods or services from ZTE Corporation or Huawei Technologies.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Trump v. Hawaii, upholding President Trump’s Muslim ban:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s Muslim ban is a disappointing and dangerous outcome that undermines our core values of religious liberty and inclusion.

June 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –El Congresista Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre el elección presidencial de Colombia:

"Como primer colombiano-estadounidense en el Congreso, me complace felicitar a Iván Duque por su elección como Presidente de Colombia.

"Colombia, nuestro amigo y aliado cercano, se encuentra en una encrucijada histórica y enfrenta serios desafíos. Pero los Estados Unidos sigue comprometido a apoyar al presidente electo Duque y al pueblo colombiano para superarlos, tal como lo hemos hecho durante las últimas dos décadas.

June 19, 2018 Press Release

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

“As the first Colombian-American in Congress, I am pleased to congratulate Iván Duque on his election as President of Colombia.

“Colombia, our close friend and ally, is at a historic crossroads and faces serious challenges. The United States remains committed to supporting President-Elect Duque and the Colombian people in overcoming them, just as we have for the past two decades. 

June 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis demanding clarity and basic facts concerning President Trump’s decision to unilaterally cancel military exercises with South Korea.

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Gallego (D-AZ) and Congressman Moulton (D-MA) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require agencies involved in trade negotiations with China to reveal to Congress any quid pro quo offers made to the Chinese government to ensure that the Trump administration will reduce penalties levied against Chinese phone maker ZTE.