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April 14, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced the release of more than $147 million in CARES Act relief funding for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration will award $225 million to airports throughout Arizona under the Coronavirus Aird, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Airport Grant Program.

April 13, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ—The Department of Health and Human Services announced it will award $856,230 to the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association to enhance Arizona hospitals’ COVID-19 response capacity.

Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement: 

April 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—The Department of Health and Human Services announced it will award more than $24.4 million to Arizona health centers as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

April 8, 2020 Press Release

Today, Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Representative Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) led a letter signed by 38 bipartisan members of Congress calling for tribal small businesses to have access to critical relief programs that would help them pay their workers and keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

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 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.