February 09, 2023

Gallego Statement on his ‘Nay’ Vote Disapproving D.C.’s Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) released the following statement in response to his nay vote disapproving Washington D.C.’s voting rights amendment that expands voting rights in local D.C. elections to non-citizens.

Statement from Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03):

“I believe voting is a fundamental right reserved for the citizens of the United States, and I will oppose any effort to erode that right in Arizona and on the federal level. But Washington, D.C. is not Arizona, and I do not believe Congress should be in the business of telling the residents of Washington, D.C. how to hold their democratic elections. Today’s vote, if anything, is yet another example of why we need D.C. statehood, so those living in Washington no longer find themselves at the mercy of a vindictive Republican House majority.”