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January 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement:

“After hearing firsthand from Mr. Lloyd Austin in an House Armed Services Committee briefing today, I am pleased to strongly support his nomination to serve as Secretary of Defense and the congressional waiver necessary for him to be confirmed.

January 12, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON DC- Today, on the twentieth anniversary of the Roadless Rule, Congressman Ruben Gallego, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, have reintroduced the Roadless Area Conservation Act. Also leading the effort is Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO).

January 6, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement:

December 23, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement:

“I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a good friend and a Phoenix icon, Councilmember and Vice Mayor Calvin Goode.

December 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, H.R. 6535, the Coverage for Urban Indian Health Providers Act introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), passed the House by voice vote. H.R.

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December 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed by voice vote a comprehensive veterans’ legislative package, H.R. 7105, that included Rep. Gallego’s bill H.R. 4908, Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today (PACT) Act.

November 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, H.R. 6237, the PRC for Native Veterans Act introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), passed the House of Representatives by voice vote.

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October 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today the U.S. Forest Service announced its official decision to move forward with stripping Roadless Rule protections from Tongass National Forest in Alaska, one of the world’s largest remaining intact temperate rain forests and a place that has been treasured by Americans for generations. The Roadless Rule has protected Tongass National Forest since 2001.

September 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the U.S. Forest Service released its Final Environmental Impact Statement exempting the Tongass National Forest in Alaska from the 2001 Roadless Rule, despite broad opposition in Southeast Alaska and across the country.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed H.R. 4908, Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today (PACT) Act, by voice vote.

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