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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

National Security and Foreign Policy

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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.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement following passage of five key FY 2020 Appropriations bills – Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Related Agencies, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD:

June 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response to reports that President Trump had approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American drone but pulled back, against the advice of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton:

“War should always be a last resort, and war with Iran is no different. That’s why it’s so troubling that we have come so close to it at the direction of some of the exact same people that led us to war in Iraq.

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement today following passage of four key FY 2020 Appropriations bills – Labor-HHS-Education, Energy and Water Development, State-Foreign Operations, and Defense:

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Early this morning, the House Armed Services Committee approved the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, including a provision authored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) that will require the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress containing a list of the awards and disciplinary action taken by the Department as a result of the investigation into the Niger ambush in 2018.