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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Veterans

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November 16, 2017 Page

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Come to learn about the new appeals process, check the status of your appeal & get connected to help from my office, veterans service organizations & the VA Regional Office.

October 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced the Restore Veterans’ Compensation Act of 2016, legislation that would prevent the federal government from recouping separation pay from veterans who later qualify for VA disability benefits.  The bill also makes other changes to the Department of Defense’s recoupment policies to make them fairer to veterans.

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:    

May 15, 2017 Video

Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joins Fox10's John Hook for Newsmaker Sunday.

May 15, 2017 In The News

“Where’s the score?”

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.