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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Press Releases

June 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement following a meeting today with South Korean Ambassador Cho Yoon-je:

June 4, 2018 Press Release
Letter follows release of Harvard study finding death toll significantly higher than previously reported

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee, led by Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Reps.

May 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement regarding a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that estimates that at least 4,645 people died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. Rep.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan requesting hearings to examine President Trump’s use of his unsecured personal cellphone to conduct official government business. 

May 18, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Gallego and Moulton seek information on quid pro quo offers from China

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Gallego (D-AZ) and Congressman Moulton (D-MA) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require agencies involved in trade negotiations with China to reveal to Congress any quid pro quo offers made to the Chinese government to ensure that the Trump administration will reduce penalties levied against Chinese phone maker

May 10, 2018 Press Release
Offers amendment to encourage military services to allow worthy individuals to reenlist if they admit to using cannabis

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) offered an amendment to the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act that would encourage the military services to implement policies allowing individuals to reenlist even if they admit to having used marijuana.

May 10, 2018 Press Release
Armed Services Committee Republicans Reject Rep. Gallego-led effort to protect defense dollars

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, on a party line vote, Republican Members of the House Armed Services Committee voted in unison to block an effort led by Rep. Ruben Gallego to prevent President Trump from implementing his proposal to divert defense resources to pay for a new wall on the southwest border.  A similar amendment was approved by HASC last year. 

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that would commit the United States to a robust military presence in South Korea for the foreseeable future, in order to maintain peace and stability in the region.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement about President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran: 

“President Trump’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is a terrible mistake that will make it easier for Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Vice Chair Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) led a discussion among progressive leaders in Congress and national progressive organizations with the goal of developing a coordinated response to the possible firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein by President Trump. 

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