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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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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.

August 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresista Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) emitió la siguiente declaración sobre la situación en Venezuela:

"El falso voto en Venezuela el domingo es un ejemplo de lo que puede pasar cuando las instituciones democráticas fallan una prueba básica de credibilidad con el pueblo y el mundo en general.

August 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement on the situation in Venezuela:

July 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill to strengthen sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement:

July 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and several House Democrats held a press conference calling on House Republican Leadership to reconsider using a self-executing rule to fund President Trump’s border wall.

Using a deceptive legislative gimmick, House Republicans will add $1.6 billion in funding for the wall to a “minibus” funding bill, avoiding a clean up-or-down vote.

July 12, 2017 Video

House Republicans used a sneaky gimmick to allow Trump to take money from our troops to pay for his ridiculous border wall. Rep. Ruben Gallego calls them out on the House floor.