More on Veterans
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement:
“On this 16th anniversary of the Iraq War, I’m remembering my friends who were killed, those who succumbed to their mental or physical wounds after coming home, and veterans and families that still support them or carry their memories.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Congressmen Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Paul Cook (R-CA) led nine other Marines currently serving in the House of Representatives in urging the Trump Administration to stand up for the families of victims of the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon and oppose Iran's request for certiorari at the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement following reports that President Trump intends to tap funds intended for military pay and pensions to pay for his border wall.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs requesting an oversight hearing on veteran suicide prevention.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) led a group of veterans serving in Congress in sending a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, calling for full repayment of benefits owed to veterans under the Forever GI Bill.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposal to pay for his border wall with military funds.
Last June, Rep. Gallego introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have blocked the Trump administration from diverting funds from the defense budget to pay for construction of a new border wall. Though the amendment was approved by the House Armed Services Committee, the GOP stripped the language from the bill before it received a vote on the House floor.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), a Marine Corps combat veteran of the Iraq War, released the following statement:
“President Trump campaigned on improving care for our nation's veterans. But in office, his administration has pushed an extreme privatization agenda that veterans staunchly oppose.
WASHINGTON DC – Today, 5 veterans serving in Congress – Reps.