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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Press Releases

November 17, 2017 Press Release
Troubling disclosures should strengthen Democrats’ resolve in year-end budget negotiations

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
Bipartisan legislation would give House and Senate panels with military expertise control over authorizations for the use of military force

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
“The prospect of the Trump administration fighting families in court for their own land should alarm every American.”

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
Congressman sends letter to Phoenix Field Office Director demanding information on ICE operations

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
Letter follows report that dismissal of Baharara may have been linked to his prosecution of Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab

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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