May 16, 2024

PHOENIX — Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) signed on as an original backer of the Enhancing Transparency from Airlines (ETA) Act to promote airline transparency and protect passengers. “Arizonans shouldn’t have to jump through hoops just to get the money an airline owes them,” said Rep. Gallego. “Travel delays and cancellations are enough of a headache without having to fight for compensation or decipher confusing refund rules. Arizonans deserve to get their money back in their pockets, not a voucher…  Continue Reading

May 15, 2024

Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) cheered the House passage of a key provision of his Junk Fee Prevention Act to crack down on hidden fees charged by ticket sellers - all part of his efforts to cut costs for everyday Arizonans. “We’ve all been there - you select a concert ticket at one price, but by the time you get to check out, fees have made the cost nearly double,” said Rep. Gallego. “But it’s not just ticket sellers that are abusing hidden junk fees. I’ll keep fighting to fully pass my Jun…  Continue Reading

May 15, 2024

On Peace Officers Memorial Day, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) is asking why a Congressionally mandated plaque honoring the officers who defended the Capitol on January 6, 2021, has not yet been installed. Rep. Gallego was on the House Floor defending Arizona’s election results when rioters attacked on January 6th and saw firsthand the heroic actions of Capitol Police, Metro Police, and other officers. “Over 100 Capitol Police officers and dozens of Metropolitan Police officers were injured by viol…  Continue Reading

April 17, 2024

Many seniors have struggled to keep pace with rising expenses. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., has introduced legislation that could increase their monthly benefits by requiring the Social Security Administration to use a different inflation-calculation formula. Gallego’s Boosting Benefits and COLAs for Seniors Act in the House of Representatives would set cost-of-living adjustments using a measure known as CPI-E, or the Consumer Price Index for Americans 62 years of age and older. Social Security…  Continue Reading

April 14, 2024

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) said any solutions besides codifying abortion rights would be insufficient to combat the near-total abortion ban from 1864 that may be implemented in Arizona. “The damage is done,” Gallego...told NBC News on Sunday. “Any initiative they pass right now wouldn’t even take effect for quite a while.” The Arizona Supreme Court decided Tuesday that the 1864 abortion criminalization law could go into effect and sent it back to a lower court to hear arguments. The law woul…  Continue Reading

March 14, 2024

PHOENIX — Representative Ruben Gallego has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging them to investigate alleged rental market price fixing by landlords and the software company RealPage. Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes announced in February that her office is suing software company RealPage along with multiple landlords over what her office calls an "illegal price-fixing conspiracy." There are nine major Phoenix and Tucson area landlords named as defendants in the suit, includi…  Continue Reading