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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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May 15, 2017 Video

Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joins Fox10's John Hook for Newsmaker Sunday.

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein calling for the appointment of an independent special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and calling for Rosenstein to recuse himself from further involvement in the matter.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced legislation to strengthen the process through which relatives of the President of the United States can obtain security clearances and thus gain access to our government’s most sensitive information. 

April 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement in response to reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will eliminate 2,300 civil service and diplomatic positions, a 9 percent reduction of the agency’s workforce.

April 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, six Democratic Members of the House Armed Services Committee wrote to President Trump urging him to take immediate action to identify and nominate qualified candidates to fill positions in his administration vital to the national security of the United States.  At a time when our allies face the growing threat posed by North Korea, key ambassadorships in the Asia-Pacific remain vacant and senior roles at the Department of Defense, including posts devoted to Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction and Security Cooperation, are still open almost 100 days after the Presi

April 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today , Congressman Ruben Gallego, a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, wrote to Defense Secretary James Mattis seeking more information about Russian aid to the Taliban in Afghanistan.  His letter comes after the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, appeared to confirm on Monday that Russia is providing arms and other support to the Taliban. 

April 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego issued the following statement on the crisis in Venezuela:

"The ongoing crisis in Venezuela poses great risk to the economic and political stability of the Americas. As Venezuelan citizens exercise their right to protest, I urge the government to respect and protect human- and civil rights. Similarly, the Venezuelan security services must remember that they ultimately serve the people of Venezuela.

April 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – El Congresista Ruben Gallego hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre la crisis en Venezuela:

“La crisis en Venezuela plantea un gran riesgo para la estabilidad económica y política de las Américas. A medida que los ciudadanos venezolanos ejercen su derecho a protestar, exhorto al gobierno a respetar y proteger sus derechos humanos y civiles. Del mismo modo, los servicios de seguridad venezolanos deben recordar que en última instancia sirven al pueblo de Venezuela.

April 12, 2017 In The News

A pair of Democratic congressmen is pushing President Trump to clarify whether regime change in Syria is now his administration’s official policy as leaders have given conflicting statements about if President Bashar Assad can remain in control in Damascus.

In a letter delivered Wednesday, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), a Marines veteran, and Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) ask Trump to clarify his administration’s “confusing and contradictory” statements in the wake of his decision to launch U.S. missiles at a Syrian airbase.

April 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) wrote to President Trump urging him to clarify whether it is now his Administration’s policy to seek the removal from power of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.  The letter comes after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer compared Assad to Adolf Hitler on Tuesday and after senior advisors to President Trump offered a series of conflicting statements about this crucial aspect of American strategy in Syria over the weekend.  The full text of the letter is below.