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May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the 2017 VA funding bill that will prohibit federal taxpayer funds from being used to fly the Confederate battle flag at cemeteries operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The amendment was introduced by Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego introduced an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require each branch of the armed forces to monitor the prescribing practices of medications to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among service members.

May 11, 2016 Press Release

Rep. Ruben Gallego Responds to Rep. Gosar’s Attempt to Block DREAMers from Serving our Nation in Uniform

May 10, 2016 Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Arizona’s 7th District at an awards ceremony held at The Parsons Center for Health and Wellness on Monday, May 9.

May 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego hailed the passage of landmark legislation that will restore access to KidsCare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Arizona.

Earlier this year, Rep. Gallego led a letter to CMS urging federal authorities to provide clarity and reassurances that full federal funding would be made available after KidsCare was enacted.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Phoenix, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego is honored to announce five prestigious appointments to the United States Service Academies. This year’s appointees include two local high school students, two students who are currently enrolled in Arizona universities, and one student who is currently enrolled in the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Esta semana, los ciudadanos Americanos en Puerto Rico una vez más se han quedado en el limbo después de que líderes republicanos en el Congreso se fueron a casa sin pasar un proyecto de ley para hacer frente a la crisis humanitarian en la isla. Hoy se espera que Puerto Rico no pueda hacer el mayor pago a sus acreedores hasta la fecha.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, American citizens in Puerto Rico have once again been left in limbo after Republican leaders in Congress left for home without passing a bill to address the island’s humanitarian crisis. Today, Puerto Rico is expected to miss its largest payment to creditors to date.

Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

April 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Tonight, in a victory for immigrant rights, the House Armed Services Committee voted to affirm the Secretary of Defense’s broad discretionary power to enable immigrants – including DREAMers – to enlist in the military.

April 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Gallego (D-AZ) led a group of veteran members of Congress to introduce legislation that would help deported veterans to reunite with their families in the United States. The bill would also prevent the removal of service members and veterans in the future.