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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona


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March 21, 2017 Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego announced that his nominee to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Stephen H. Scott III, was accepted by the prestigious military university.

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.

October 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Senator John McCain said on Tuesday that he would remove language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would have undermined the long-standing veteran preference in federal hiring.

The highly controversial language formerly backed by Sen. McCain would have prevented veterans from benefitting from the preference system if they were already employed by the federal government.

September 16, 2016 In The News

Veterans, politicians, advocates rally to support legislation that would ease reclassification of discharges for vets suffering from conditions such as PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Military Sexual Trauma.

Kristofer Goldsmith served with the Army’s Third Infantry Division in Iraq in 2005 as a Forward Observer, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III. Being prepared to call in artillery strikes was not his only responsibility however, while he was deployed.

August 31, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced more than $300 million in grant awards under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to help low-income veteran families prevent homelessness.

Veterans’ support programs in Arizona will receive more than $8 million in funding under the program to support outreach, case management, and other assistance to prevent veteran homelessness and rapidly re-house those who do become homeless.

Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement:

August 26, 2016 In The News

The Confederate flag is being blocked from positions of prominence at veterans cemeteries nationwide, but it won’t be banned entirely.

In a letter to lawmakers made public this week, interim Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Memorial Affairs Ronald Walters said officials will no longer allow the controversial flag to be flown on flagpoles at the federally ​funded cemeteries or allow other flag imagery to be prominently displayed there. 

August 25, 2016 In The News

This week, we celebrate 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed the law establishing the National Park Service, a historic moment for our country and our state. Home to the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest National Park, Prescott National Forest, and the fascinating Montezuma Castle National Monument, just north of Phoenix, we in Arizona know the value of protecting our country’s iconic natural beauty and cultural and historic sites.

August 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- The large-scale display of Confederate flags in national veterans cemeteries will no longer be allowed, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced in a letter to Congress. The policy change came at the urging of Reps.

July 11, 2016 In The News

The federal government's practices for hiring veterans have emerged as a sticking point between the House and the Senate.