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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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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.

October 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Don Bacon (R-NE) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), in a strong bipartisan effort, have introduced H. J.Res. 118, a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), to provide clear Congressional authorization guidelines for the use of military force.

October 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee entitled, “US Defense Strategy in South Asia,” Secretary of Defense James Mattis was asked by Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) about whether Iran is currently in compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, officially titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).  Mattis replied in the affirmative and indicated that the Intelligence Community and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concur with his assessment.

September 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement following President Trump’s speech to the United Nations.

“President Trump once again delivered an embarrassing performance with the whole world watching. But more than his various cringe-worthy statements, it was his continuing failure to project the kind of calm, steady leadership that the international community has come to expect from American presidents that was most alarming.

August 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), a Marine Corps combat veteran and Member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan:    

August 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), a Marine Corps combat veteran and Member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement explaining what he hopes President Trump will tell the American people tonight when he addresses the nation regarding America’s future course in Afghanistan:    

August 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement regarding reports that North Korea has successfully produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery:

“It is now more important than ever that the United States and our allies maintain a strong and united front in our response to North Korea. The sanctions issued by the U.N. Security Council on Saturday are a good first step and demonstrate that further action by Kim Jong-un’s regime will be met with a concerted response.

August 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement on the Administration’s refusal to use Congressionally-appropriated funds for federal anti-propaganda programs.