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.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed H.R. 4908, Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today (PACT) Act, by voice vote.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed H.R. 4957, the Native American Child Protection Act, by voice vote.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation, the 2020 Census Deadline Extensions Act (H.R. 8250), alongside Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Brian Schatz (D-HI).
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement in response to weeks of pro-democracy protests in Belarus following widespread and credible reports of corruption and vote rigging in its Presidential election on August 9.
WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement after voting for the Delivering for America Act (H.R. 8015), which would preserve and enhance USPS services.
“President Trump has shown a willingness to weaponize the federal government to serve his political campaign interests and the U.S. Postal Service is no exception,” Rep. Gallego said.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Veterans Affairs Committee passed three bipartisan bills authored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that were aimed at improving access to high-quality, affordable health care for Native Veterans and Native Americans living in urban areas.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement in response to Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s announcement that the U.S. will move to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the house Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its congressional climate action plan aimed at achieving net-zero carbon pollution by 2050 and addressing the legacy of environmental injustice harming America’s low-income communities and communities of color.