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April 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep.  Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Gil Cisneros (D-CA) introduced the Emergency Medicaid for Coronavirus Treatment Act, which would ensure that every American is automatically eligible for Medicaid if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 or any other illness that rises to the level of a presidential national emergency declaration.  Rep.

April 6, 2020 Press Release

“The speech that Acting Secretary of the Navy Modly gave aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT today was an outrage. In it, he called CAPT Brett Crozier, the ship’s former commanding officer who he removed for “going outside the chain of command” either naïve or stupid for asking the Navy for help within the chain of command.

March 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) introduced H.R. 6237, the bipartisan Proper and Reimbursed Care (PRC) for Native Veterans Act, last week.

March 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced that he plans to introduce a bill to cover medical testing and treatment costs associated with the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) introduced the Restore Veterans’ Compensation Act, legislation that would prevent the federal government from forcing veterans to return separation pay if they later qualify for VA disability benefits.

February 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Deb Haaland (D-NM), and Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act of 2020 last week to accelerate the deployment of broadband services to Native communities and bridge the digital divide facing Native communities.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH), Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA), Rep. John Joyce, M.D. (R-PA), and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced the VA Quality Health Care Accountability and Transparency Act in order to improve the VA’s disclosure of the quality of service it is providing to veterans.

February 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced his guest to this year’s State of the Union address: Vanessa Mendez, a second grade teacher at Papago Elementary School. She is one of more than 25,000 Arizonans who have temporary legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved the Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019 to support the use of wildlife corridors on Tribal lands. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), chairman of the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples, and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.