May 02, 2024

As Arizona Heats Up, Gallego Rolls Out Report on Efforts to Combat Extreme Heat

The report highlights Rep. Gallego’s role as the Congressional leader on extreme heat

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) released a report detailing his extensive work to combat the causes and consequences of extreme heat.

“In Arizona, extreme heat isn’t just uncomfortable – it’s deadly,” said Rep. Gallego. “Despite extreme heat's safety and economic impacts, Arizona communities are left to respond without federal support. As my new report details, I’m fighting for forward-thinking, comprehensive solutions to help Arizonans stay cool and healthy – even in the summer months.”

The report highlights the deadly consequences of extreme heat – in Maricopa County alone, 645 Arizonans died from extreme heat-related causes in 2023 – and discusses Rep. Gallego’s legislative efforts, including the Excess Urban Heat Mitigation Act and the Extreme Heat Emergency Act.

The full report can be found HERE.