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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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November 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in reaction to the disclosure of planning documents obtained by the Texas Observer related to the construction of President Trump’s border wall:

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November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement after passage of the House Republican’s tax plan:

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) introduced bipartisan legislation that would place jurisdiction over war powers issues, including authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF), under the Congressional Armed Services Committees.  These matters are currently under the jurisdiction of the House Foreign Affairs Co

November 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and 30 of their House Democratic colleagues wrote to Scott Powell, Chief Executive Officer of Santander Consumer USA regarding the company’s use of automated call monitoring software to make employee evaluation and compensation decisions.

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Congressman José Serrano (D-NY), Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA), and Congressman Vincente Gonzalez (D-TX) wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to clarify his position on whether the federal government should be permitted to use eminent domain to obtain land for the construction o

November 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) wrote to the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Phoenix Field Office, Enrique Lucero, requesting data and policy documents related to the agency’s operations in Arizona.  Citing the recent Motel 6 scandal and the deportation of immigrant parents who posed no danger to their communities, the letter state

October 31, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brendan Boyle (PA-13), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging him to both express public support for Robert Mueller’s investigation and explain what steps he will take in the event that President Trump fires the Special Counsel.

October 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement in response to the indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates:

“Today’s charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are a clear indication of the seriousness of special counsel Mueller’s investigation.

October 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) wrote to President Trump urging him to disclose internal documents and communications related to the firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. 

October 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will declare Iran to be out of compliance with the Iran nuclear deal:

“Though imperfect, the Iran deal is an important tool that until now has taken the Iranian nuclear threat off the table.

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In The News

September 21, 2017 In The News

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

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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.

September 16, 2016 In The News

Veterans, politicians, advocates rally to support legislation that would ease reclassification of discharges for vets suffering from conditions such as PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Military Sexual Trauma.

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

Videos

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.

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