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July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, a bill designed to expedite the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process as the U.S withdraws from Afghanistan. Representative Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), a member of the Honoring our Promises Working Group, was an original cosponsor of this bipartisan bill.

July 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in response to the Department of Agriculture’s announcement that they will initiate rulemaking to restore 2001 Roadless Rule protections on the Tongass National Forest:

 

July 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced that the House Appropriations Committee has fully funded all 10 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests he made on behalf of his District in this year’s House spending package.

July 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), along with Reps. Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Alma Adams (D-NC), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and 18 other Members of Congress, sent a letter to Senate and House leadership calling on them to enact spending legislation that reflects President Biden’s proposed $9 billion to train, equip and diversify the American educator workforce.

July 2, 2021 Press Release

Hours after the Supreme Court’s decision weakening Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, the Inclusive Elections Act of 2021 would restore and strengthen this critical provision

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure announced that six key projects in Arizona’s 7th District will be included in the five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill to be voted on later this week.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the Urban Indian Health Providers Facilities Improvement Act to pave the way for increased investment in the renovation and construction of urban Indian health facilities.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

PHONEIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement on the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder and the fatal shooting of Dion Johnson in Arizona:

May 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC- Last week, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), along with Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY), introduced the Universal Full-Day Kindergarten Act to ensure that every American child has access to  high-quality full day kindergarten.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote H.R. 2878, a legislative package to support Native American, student and homeless veterans which includes the Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act, which was introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK).

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