Press Releases

April 22, 2024

Gallego Meets with Arizona Community Health Care Advocates at Roundtable

PHOENIX - Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) was the featured speaker today at a roundtable discussion with nearly two dozen Arizona community leaders in Phoenix.  The discussion focused on lowering prescription drugs costs, making health care more affordable, strengthening and protecting health care access for all Arizonans, and combating threats to reproductive health care.“Prescription drug prices have been skyrocketing for decades - forcing families to make impossible choices or sending them to … Continue Reading

April 20, 2024

Gallego Statement on Opposition to H.R. 3602

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) voted against H.R. 3602. Following the vote, he released this statement: Statement from Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) “Once again, performative politicians put forth a bill that fails to address Arizona’s border crisis — which is why I could not support it. This bill purposefully leaves out the solutions Arizona vitally needs to secure our border — hiring judges, providing resources for border communities, and fixing our broken asylum system. “We … Continue Reading

April 20, 2024

Gallego Statement on Passage of House Foreign Aid Package

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations, voted to provide critical aid to U.S. allies and partners in Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific. Following the vote, he released this statement: Statement from Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) “Around the world, we are seeing a struggle between democracy and autocracy that threatens America and our interests. As supporters of freedom, it is vital to our … Continue Reading

April 20, 2024

PASSED: Gallego Bill to Stop Fentanyl Money Laundering

Gallego’s Buck Stops Here Act passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support as part of the 21st Century Peace Through Strength Act WASHINGTON - Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) celebrated the House of Representatives’ passage of his bill, the Buck Stops Here Act. The bill, which will help keep Arizonans safe and combat the fentanyl epidemic plaguing our state, was included in the 21st Century Peace Through Strength Act which passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. “Fentanyl … Continue Reading

April 19, 2024

Gallego Calls on Homeland Security, DOJ to Crackdown on Gift Card Fraud

WASHINGTON -Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland calling on their departments to work with retailers to crackdown on gift card fraud schemes that have resulted in the theft of millions of dollars from innocent Americans, especially seniors. These schemes operate by removing gift cards from a store, recording the card numbers and pins or replacing them with a barcode, repairing the packaging, … Continue Reading

April 18, 2024

Gallego Backs Bipartisan Bill to Prevent U.S. Trade Policy Favoring Foreign E-Commerce

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) joined Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) in introducing H.R. 8059, the U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Parity Act, a bipartisan bill to prevent U.S. trade policy from favoring the foreign e-commerce distribution operations that undermine U.S.-based operations. The bill is co-sponsored by Reps. Lou Correa (CA-46), Carol Miller (WV-01), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Mike Carey (OH-15). Current U.S. law allows companies to ship products directly from foreign warehouses … Continue Reading

April 18, 2024

Gallego Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Expand Army Corps Efforts to Combat Drought

WASHINGTON - Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03), Greg Stanton (AZ-04), and Juan Ciscomani (AZ-6) introduced the Drought Resilient Infrastructure Act to provide new resources and authorities through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support communities experiencing long-term drought conditions. Senators Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ),  Alex Padilla (D-CA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) introduced the Senate version. “As Arizona communities continue to face historic … Continue Reading

April 17, 2024

New Gallego Bill Increases Social Security Benefits for Seniors

The Boosting Benefits and COLAs for Seniors Act ensures Arizona seniors receive benefits that keep up with inflation WASHINGTON - Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) introduced the Boosting Benefits and COLAs for Seniors Act, legislation that changes the calculations for Social Security cost of living adjustments (COLAs) to more accurately reflect the costs incurred by Arizona seniors. “Rising costs mean Arizona seniors on Social Security see the real value of their benefits decrease,” said Rep. … Continue Reading

April 16, 2024

Gallego Urges Responsible Stewardship of Arizona’s Rural Groundwater

Letter builds on Rep. Gallego's work to protect Arizona’s groundwater for residents and small and family farms WASHINGTON - Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) sent a letter to Riverview, LLP requesting the company improve its water resource management in Arizona. Riverview, a Minnesota-based company, operates a 51,000-acre dairy farm near Willcox, Arizona. The letter comes after Cochise County residents expressed concerns regarding the state of the Douglas and Willcox groundwater basins at a town … Continue Reading

April 12, 2024

Gallego Announces Over $54 Million in Funding to Support Arizona Border Communities

The funding comes from the newly released tranche of Shelter and Services Program dollars; Gallego pushed for and secured the funding to support Arizona’s border communities New SSP tranche includes Gallego-proposed reforms to better support Arizona WASHINGTON — Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) today announced $54,573,093 in funding from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Shelter and Services Program (SSP) to support Arizona’s border communities on the frontlines of the border … Continue Reading

April 12, 2024

Gallego Pushes Oil Refineries for Answers on Rising Gas Prices

In 11 letters to oil refineries that do business in Arizona, Rep. Gallego presses the companies to explain to everyday Arizonans why gas prices keep rising WASHINGTON — Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) sent letters to the 11 oil refineries from which the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Weights and Measures Services Division sources the state’s unique blend of Cleaner Burning Gasoline, pushing the refineries to explain to Arizonans, now and in the future, why gas prices have risen—before they … Continue Reading

April 09, 2024

Gallego, Titus Fight to Address Housing Shortage with New Bill

The ‘Housing Voucher Fairness Act’ comes after Gallego pressed the Administration to take action to lower housing costs in Arizona WASHINGTON — Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) and Rep. Dina Titus (NV-01) introduced the Housing Vouchers Fairness Act to increase the number of vouchers allocated to states such as Arizona and Nevada and lower housing costs. “Far too many Arizonans can’t afford housing because outdated federal housing laws disproportionally benefit East Coast cities. That’s not … Continue Reading

March 29, 2024

Gallego Demands Answers for Crushing Social Security Fines Impacting Arizona Seniors

Gallego notes some penalties were in excess of $100,000 despite no notifications from SSA that the seniors were being fined PHOENIX — Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) sent a letter to Social Security Administration (SSA) Commissioner Martin O’Malley today pushing the administration for answers on why some Americans may have received large fines from SSA without proper notification. “When somebody wrongly receives social security overpayments, it is the job of SSA to inform that person of the issue … Continue Reading

March 28, 2024

Rep. Gallego, Mayor Gallego Announce New Terminal Funding for Sky Harbor

$36 million in funding comes from the FAA’s Airport Terminal Program, made possible thanks to the Gallego-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law PHOENIX — Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03), Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and Sky Harbor’s Aviation Director Chad Makovsky held a press conference announcing $36,000,000 secured for Sky Harbor from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Terminal Program. “I was proud to help pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in the House. The investments … Continue Reading

March 26, 2024

New Gallego Bill Helps Arizona’s Small Businesses Offset Security Costs

The SAFE Retail Act provides tax credits to small businesses for storefront security WASHINGTON — Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) introduced the Safer American Family Enterprise (SAFE) Retail Act of 2024, legislation to support small businesses seeking to invest in storefront security. “Arizona’s small businesses are the bedrock of our state’s economy. They’re not large corporations; they’re mom-and-pop shops working hard to provide for their families,” said Rep. Gallego. “Arizonans pour their … Continue Reading

March 25, 2024

Rep. Gallego Releases Report on Supporting Arizona’s Veterans

Gallego released the report on 3/25, in honor of his Lima 3/25 brothers PHOENIX - On 3/25, in honor of his fellow Marines in Lima 3/25, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) released his new report: Supporting Arizona’s Veterans. The report details Rep. Gallego’s extensive work to ensure Arizona’s veterans and their loved ones get the benefits they earned through service and sacrifice. “When I came home from Iraq, I experienced firsthand how our government does - and too often doesn’t - take care of … Continue Reading

March 22, 2024

Gallego Presses Administration to Prioritize Arizona Border Communities with New Funding

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) pressed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in a new letter urging the Department to swiftly disperse recently passed Shelter and Services Program (SSP) funding and to prioritize Arizona border communities that are on the front lines of the crisis. “SSP funding is critical to keeping our border communities afloat. Providing adequate funding will help local leaders prevent street releases and protect access to community resources, like … Continue Reading

March 22, 2024

Gallego Votes for Bipartisan Spending Agreement, Avoiding a Devastating Government Shutdown

The spending agreement includes funding for Arizona’s border communities and law enforcement, a pay raise for our service members, and support for everyday Arizonans WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) voted to avoid a government shutdown and approve funding for necessary programs that support Arizona’s border communities, law enforcement, and service members. “Today’s bipartisan spending agreement delivers needed funds for Arizona, including resources for our border communities … Continue Reading

March 20, 2024

Gallego Goes After Illegal Chinese Vapes with New Legislation

The VAPE Imports Act would provide the FDA the resources to bolster field operations at ports of entry and mail facilities WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) introduced the Vetting and Patrolling E-Cigarette (VAPE) Imports Act to combat illicit vaping products coming into the U.S.—most concerningly from China. “Our markets are being flooded with vapes from China, targeting Arizona teens with illegal products that are getting them hooked,” said Rep. Gallego. “Unfortunately, the … Continue Reading

March 20, 2024

Gallego Celebrates $8.5 billion in CHIPS Act Funding for Intel, Thousands of New Arizona Jobs

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03) celebrated the announcement that Intel Corporation will receive $8.5 billion in direct funding from the CHIPS and Science Act, in addition to $11 billion in loans. Today’s award is expected to create 6,000 construction and 3,000 manufacturing jobs in Arizona. “Today’s announcement - the biggest yet from the CHIPS and Science Act - cements Arizona’s status as a leader in microchip manufacturing and cutting-edge technology,” said Rep. Gallego. … Continue Reading

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