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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Veterans

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November 30, 2018 Press Release

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.

March 28, 2018 Press Release

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.

March 5, 2018 Press Release

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.

December 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC – Today, 5 veterans serving in Congress – Reps.

November 16, 2017 Page

RSVP for the VA eBenefits & MyHealth-e-Vet Clinic

Join us to learn about the VA online claims and records management systems. The VA Regional Office will have representatives present to help you create your online accounts and give you premium access. Learn how to submit and track your claim electronically and how to secure message your VA healthcare providers. We will also have a document printing session, so you can print out your VA Benefits Letter, Certificate of Eligibility, Proof of Service Letter and other documents you may need.

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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.