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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona


Latest News

January 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) decision to implement work requirements for Arizonans who rely on AHCCCS, the state’s Medicaid program:

January 18, 2019 Press Release

“This weekend, we take time to reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dedicated his life to furthering equality and broadening opportunity for all Americans.

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) demanding additional information and answers regarding the case of a woman in a persistent vegetative state who recently gave birth at the Hacienda Skilled Nursing Home Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced he will cosponsor H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The bill was sponsored by Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05). Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

January 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego joined the new House Democratic majority to introduce H.R.1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms. Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

December 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced the bipartisan Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act (H.R.

December 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), ranking member of the House Natural Resources Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee,  and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), chair of the subcommittee, led a bipartisan letter to the Director of the Congressional Research Service requesting immediate appointment of a Native American Affairs expert.

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.

November 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“Today we mourn the passing and honor the legacy of an Arizona legend, Congressman Ed Pastor. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Verma, his daughters, Yvonne and Laura, his sister Eleanor, and the rest of his family during this difficult time.



In The News

August 2, 2018 In The News

(CNN)President Donald Trump must support the efforts of the national security apparatus to combat Russian cyberattacks with strong public rhetoric, a Democratic member of the House Armed Services committee said Thursday.

June 6, 2018 In The News

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus announced Wednesday they are preparing legislation to create an independent commission to investigate the federal response to Hurricane Maria, in the wake of new data indicating

June 5, 2018 In The News

Prominent Democrats are calling for a hearing into the death toll in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last fall. A study published last week showed that the death toll may have been 70 times greater than the official number provided by the government.

November 15, 2017 In The News

As the most unproductive congressional year in recent history winds down, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will be under tremendous pressure to pass an omnibus spending package that keeps the federal government open beyond 

September 21, 2017 In The News

Congressman: The biggest problem with Donald Trump's border wall is that it was never about border security.

June 28, 2017 In The News

Our country faces a new crisis, one which endangers the underpinnings of representative democracy and freedom worldwide. The threat emanates from Putinism, a philosophy of dictatorship fused with kleptocratic economics.

June 27, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — A group of House Democrats wants to boost military pay by almost 3 percent next year, arguing that annual trims to troops’ planned raises have left a troubling gap between their wages and private-sector paychecks. 

April 27, 2017 In The News

PHOENIX – Children kept themselves busy with coloring books and chased each other with masks in the corner of the cafeteria at Isaac Middle School, but school had long since ended and adults soon came over to keep them quiet.


Photo Galleries

January 3, 2015 Photo Gallery
Congressman Ruben Gallego Flickr Photo Gallery


July 12, 2017 Video

House Republicans used a sneaky gimmick to allow Trump to take money from our troops to pay for his ridiculous border wall. Rep. Ruben Gallego calls them out on the House floor.

September 22, 2016 Video

Mr. Speaker:

19,000 and Counting. That’s the number of people with confirmed cases of Zika in America. So far.

1,800 and Counting. The number of pregnant women in the U.S. with confirmed cases of Zika. So far.

17 and Counting. The number of babies born with birth defects related to the Zika virus. So far.