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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Press Releases

July 12, 2017 Press Release
A través del uso de una rara "regla de auto-ejecución,” los republicanos de la cámara baja eliminarán el lenguaje de la autorización de defensa para impedir que Trump robara el presupuesto de defensa para construir un nuevo muro fronterizo

Washington, DC – El martes por la noche, el Comité de Reglas de la Cámara de Representantes votó a favor de una regla que gobierna el debate sobre la Ley de Autorización de Defensa Nacional (NDAA) que eliminará inmediatamente una disposición defendida por el congresista Ruben Gallego (AZ-07).

July 12, 2017 Press Release
Through the use of a rare “self-executing rule,” House GOP will strip out language from the defense authorization intended to prevent Trump from robbing the defense budget to construct a new border wall

Washington, DC – Late Tuesday night, the House Rules Committee voted out a rule governing debate on the National Defense Authorizing Act (NDAA) that – upon approval by the full House of Representatives – will immediately eliminate a provision championed by Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) blocking the Trump administration from diverting funds from the defense budget to pay for

June 29, 2017 Press Release
Gallego passes amendments on defense budget bill to thwart Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda and to promote national security

Washington, DC – Last night, Rep. Gallego successfully passed three amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act during a late-night marathon markup of the bill.

No Defense Funds for the Border Wall

June 28, 2017 Press Release
Más de 70 demócratas de la Cámara escribieron al presidente Trump instándole a nombrar rápidamente a un nuevo director del censo de los EE.UU. para llenar el puesto que será vacante este 30 de junio

Washington, DC – El congresista Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), el congresista Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) y la congresista Grace Meng (D-NY) y setenta de sus colegas enviaron una carta al presidente Trump instándole a nombrar rápidamente un Director de Censo de los Estados Unidos calificado y no partidario para llenar el puesto vacante que el Director Thompson dejará al final de esta semana.

June 28, 2017 Press Release
Over 70 House Democrats wrote to President Trump urging him to quickly nominate a new U.S. Census Director to fill impending June 30 leadership void

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), and Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) led seventy of their colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to quickly appoint a qualified and nonpartisan U.S. Census Director to fill the vacancy Director Thompson will leave when he steps down at the end of this week.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

 

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) introduced legislation to revise the rules that dictate pay raises for members of our military in order to provide more generous increases in compensation.      

June 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Senate Republicans finally released their health care bill after weeks of keeping the working product behind closed doors. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement:

“Senate Republican leadership is trying to ram major health care legislation through without holding committee hearings or public debate. This is unprecedented.

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June 22, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and 21 other original co-sponsors introduced the Fostering Unity Against Russian Aggression Act of 2017.

June 21, 2017 Press Release
Members of Congress who served in uniform question whether 3,000-5,000 additional US troops will turn the tide against the Taliban and urge Mattis to publically affirm that America’s commitment in Afghanistan is not open-ended

Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA), John Conyers (D-MI) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis expressing serious concerns regarding the future direction of the US military campaign in Afghanistan.

June 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joined other Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee to call on President Donald Trump to state explicit support for Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, known as the “collective-defense clause,” – calling such action a “national security imperative.”

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