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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Veterans

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July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), joined by Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Vicente Gonzalez (D-Tex.), Darren Soto (D-Fla.), and Veronica Escobar (D-Tex.), introduced the Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act, following reports that the Trump administration is scaling back the Parole in Place program, which protects undocumented military family members from deportation.

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 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.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) invited thousands of veterans across Arizona’s 7th District to share their experience with the Veterans Health Administration, including veterans who may be affected by the VA’s recent implementation of the VA Mission Act, which will make changes to the VA’s community care programs.

May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of Memorial Day, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) introduced a resolution to honor and recognize the military service and contributions of Native American veterans. Native American veterans have served with distinction in the United States military in every major conflict for over 200 years.

The resolution can be found here.

Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

May 13, 2019 In The News

Trump's chosen secretary of defense, Patrick Shanahan, is coming under fire early in the nomination process.

Trump finally decided on Thursday to officially nominate Patrick Shanahan, the acting secretary of defense, to become the permanent secretary of defense — a key role that has been vacant for over 125 days, the longest period in American history since the position was created.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2020 Military, Construction, and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill with language spearheaded by Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01).

The language ensures that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will improve the effectiveness of its suicide prevention outreach campaign. It also requires the VA to provide Congress with a plan on how it will effectively spend its new suicide prevention funding.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will nominate Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to serve as the next Secretary of Defense:

“Patrick Shanahan hasn’t distinguished himself as Acting Secretary of Defense. It’s unclear why he deserves to be the permanent Secretary.