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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including several provisions introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ).

Rep. Gallego also served on the House-Senate Conference Committee, responsible for reconciling differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.

Rep. Gallego is available for interviews following passage of the FY 2020 NDAA.

October 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement after reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. military operation:

“The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a blow to ISIS, and the world is a safer place without him. I am thankful for the service members who go into harm’s way to undertake missions like these.

October 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoy, el Congresista Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) emitió la siguiente declaración:

October 21, 2019 Press Release

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

October 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), William Keating (MA-09), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Jason Crow (CO-06), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), and Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) — all members of the House Foreign Affairs or Armed Services Committees — are demanding answers today from Defense Secretary Mark T.

October 7, 2019 Press Release

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

Last night’s announcement that the United States would be abandoning the Kurds is another stark reminder that “America First” means “America Alone.”

“President Trump attacks the very people and relationships most needed to ensure our security. He throws his own people under the bus — even his Defense Department, who were reportedly blindsided by this announcement. The President eats his own.

September 18, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) was named to the House-Senate Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Conferees are responsible for reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA.

Rep. Gallego and the other conferees will have a seat at the table to negotiate with House and Senate leadership and help shape U.S. defense and national security policy.

September 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it will divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects in order to build President Trump’s border wall.

September 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Lou Correa (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to nullify recent policy changes from the Trump administration that would strip automatic citizenship rights from certain children of U.S. military service members and government employees who are born abroad.

Under the new policy, children of service members and government employees who are born abroad would not be automatically considered U.S. citizens, and will instead be required to undergo a complicated application process.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement:

“I am proud to have led several efforts that are a part of this year’s NDAA and that I hope will soon become law.