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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona


Latest News

February 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting detailed information regarding the White House’s security clearance approval process.  The letter follows reports that potentially dozens of senior Trump Administration officials who lack a permanent clearance may currently be accessing highly classifi

February 9, 2018 Press Release

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

“This is a sad, frustrating morning for Dreamers and their families. 

“In the middle of the night, I voted NO on a bill that will fund deportation of the Dreamers that Paul Ryan refuses to protect.

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced that his guest at the 2018 State of the Union address will be Antonio Valdovinos of Phoenix, Arizona. Each year, Members of Congress are permitted one guest to attend the President’s address.

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego and Kyrsten Sinema wrote to Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Daniel Elwell regarding the FAA’s plans for community outreach in connection with the restoration of pre-2014 flight paths at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) and the subsequent development of new routes for aircraft departing Phoenix. 

January 22, 2018 Press Release

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

“I am disappointed by today’s vote in the Senate. Cheap talk from Mitch McConnell is not enough.

January 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) wrote to the American Hotel & Lodging Association requesting the establishment of formal industry standards encouraging hotel chains to protect their guests from warrantless intrusions by federal immigration authorities or other law enforcement agencies.

January 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement in response to reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind a policy that eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws as a growing number of states passed laws permitting regulated sale and use:

December 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement:

“When President Trump ended the DACA program, he cast thousands of young people – our friends, our neighbors, and our colleagues – into a world of uncertainty and fear.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

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

“Today, President Trump and Congressional Republicans pulled off one of the biggest heists in American history – stealing from the pockets of middle class families and workers in order to line the pockets of the already-rich.

December 18, 2017 Press Release

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

“President Trump’s National Security Strategy (NSS) is the product of willful ignorance.


In The News

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.

April 12, 2017 In The News

A pair of Democratic congressmen is pushing President Trump to clarify whether regime change in Syria is now his administration’s official policy as leaders have given conflicting statements about if President Bashar Assad can remain in control in Damascus.

January 4, 2017 In The News

A big problem for ambitious Democrats in the House is a leadership power structure that makes it difficult to move up.

Reps. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Steny Hoyer (Md.) and James Clyburn (S.C.) have occupied the top three rungs on the leadership ladder for more than a decade.

November 17, 2016 In The News

Democrats in Congress appear to be taking the idea of “give Trump a chance” seriously, with Jennifer Steinhauser reporting on a surprisingly wide consensus ranging from Chuck Schumer to Elizabeth Warren that Democrats should try to work with Trump on an infrastructure bill and perhaps other prio

September 23, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON – Anakarina Rodriguez traveled from southern Arizona to Washington with a message for President Barack Obama: designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument.


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.