Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement in reaction to President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address:
“The President’s forward-looking vision recognizes the importance of American leadership on important issues like climate change, technological development, and international security.
Washington, D.C. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced in December it would launch a series of home raids targeting Central Americans with outstanding removal orders. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 121 people were taken into custody last weekend. The detained families are from Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina.
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Obama announced he would take executive action on gun control. The new rules will require more gun sellers to be licensed and to conduct background checks and make it easier for authorities to hold irresponsible gun sellers accountable and to better track who owns guns.
Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed an omnibus government funding bill. Rep. Ruben Gallego voted against the bill.
Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:
Washington, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego and 5 House cosponsors introduced a bipartisan resolution in support of the peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement after delegates to the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference announced a final agreement to limit carbon pollution:
Washington, DC – Today 19 Latino Members of Congress sent a letter to Sen. Marco Rubio urging him to stop blocking confirmation of Assistant Secretary of State for Western Affairs Roberta Jacobson, President Barack Obama’s nominee for Ambassador to Mexico.
Washington, DC – As world leaders convene in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Rep. Ruben Gallego delivered a floor speech today calling for a “strong and fair” global climate agreement and challenging his colleagues in Congress to support stronger climate policies that will grow the economy and improve public health.
Washington, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego delivered a floor speech calling on Congress to take action to close the terrorist gun loophole and prohibit individuals who appear on the No Fly List from purchasing firearms.
His remarks, as delivered:
Washington, DC – Hoy celebramos el primer aniversario del anuncio de la acción diferida para los padres de estadounidenses y residentes legales (DAPA) y la expansión de Acción Diferida para los llegados en la infancia (DACA) del presidente Barack Obama.