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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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March 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today Congressman Ruben Gallego called on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the committee’s bipartisan investigation into the Trump administration’s potentially unlawful ties to Moscow. Last week, Chairman Nunes reviewed classified documents relevant to the investigation and briefed President Trump during a secret meeting in the White House. Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:

March 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego issued a statement on FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on President Donald Trump’s baseless wiretapping claims. In his testimony, Director Comey dismissed Trump’s initial tweets on the subject, saying he had “no information that supports those tweets.”  Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:

March 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) led members of the House Armed Services Committee in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting information regarding President Donald Trump’s travel expenses and the demands placed upon the Department of Defense.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Hoy, tras los reportes de que la administración Trump se está preparando para deportar a inmigrantes que han servido  en nuestras fuerzas armadas, el Represéntate Gallego (D-AZ) reintrodujo un proyecto de ley que impide la remoción de miembros de las fuerzas armadas o veteranos. El  Acto de Restablecimiento del Respeto por el Servicio de Inmigrantes en Uniforme (Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act) también ayudaría a los veteranos deportados a reunirse con sus familias en los Estados Unidos.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, following reports that the Trump administration is moving to deport immigrants who served in our Armed Forces, Rep. Gallego (D-AZ) reintroduced legislation that would prevent the removal of service members and veterans.  The Restoring Respect for Immigrant Service in Uniform Act would also help deported veterans to reunite with their families in the United States.

March 6, 2017 Press Release

“Donald Trump’s first round of executive orders gave us insight into how his administration would treat minorities and vulnerable communities. His first Muslim ban executive order went against the very core values upon which our country was founded and the federal courts struck it down almost immediately. Now, Trump’s updated Muslim ban is just a half-hearted do-over that reintroduces the same discriminatory rules masked in vague procedural jargon.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

“There is a culture of dishonesty that permeates through every level of Donald Trump’s administration, from the President himself to almost every member of his senior staff.

February 17, 2017 Press Release

“The men and women of the U.S. National Guard sign up to defend our nation and the ideals it represents, not to be an extension of Donald Trump’s propaganda.  It’s shameful that the Trump administration would use our National Guard to distract from the questions surrounding his campaign’s past relationship with Russia and the growing calls for an investigation from members of both parties. As a military veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will fight to make sure that our National Guard is used to uphold the safety, and integrity, of our homeland.

November 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a revised peace deal designed to end more than 50 years of violence which has claimed more than 220,000 lives and displaced over 6 million people.

An earlier peace deal was unexpectedly rejected by Colombian voters during a national referendum in October.

Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement:

October 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his work to negotiate a peace deal to end a half-century of conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement:

“I want to congratulate President Juan Manuel Santos on being awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, a well-deserved recognition of his bold leadership and continued determination throughout the long and arduous peace process.