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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Veterans

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September 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sent a letter to the Medical Center Director of the Phoenix VA seeking answers regarding the burdensome reimbursement requirements imposed on certain veterans who pay out-of-pocket for prescriptions at non-VA pharmacies.

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 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.