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September 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—After a marathon mark-up of the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the House Armed Services Committee advanced the NDAA, which contained many provisions proposed by Rep Gallego, including his Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations’ portion of the bill and $175 million in funding to support the Baltic Security Initiative.

September 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) today proudly announced the passage of two provisions to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

September 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) today announced the passage of his bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that reiterates the need for the United States to maintain a strong alliance with and military presence in South Korea.

September 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) today announced the passage of his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on securing allies’ 5G networks to prevent destructive influence from strategic competitors like China, Russia, and their owned and affiliated companies.

September 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) today announced the passage of his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) concerning the congressional notification of use of force.

September 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) today announced the passage of his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) concerning unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).

August 31, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Co-Chairmen of the House Baltic Caucus, proudly announced the first-ever authorization of the Baltic Security Initiative in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The $175 million authorization will go toward ensuring the security of the Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, which are critical to the security of the NATO alliance.

August 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego issued the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan:

 

July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, a bill designed to expedite the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process as the U.S withdraws from Afghanistan. Representative Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), a member of the Honoring our Promises Working Group, was an original cosponsor of this bipartisan bill.

 

Following the passage of the ALLIES Act, Rep. Gallego made the following statement:

 

May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement in response to escalating violence in Israel:

“I strongly condemn the violence of the last week in Israel and Gaza. Both Palestinian and Israeli leaders must take immediate steps to de-escalate the violence and achieve a ceasefire in order to prevent further bloodshed and worsening of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.