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May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) voted to pass the Heroes Act to address the needs of those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. He released the following statement:

April 29, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego proposed a new stimulus plan to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Rep.

April 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement after the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority failed to provide financial support to Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC).  CPLC is a community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides affordable capital to underserved, minority-owned small businesses throughout Arizona.  

April 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) voted for the Interim Coronavirus Relief Package (H.R. 266). The bill includes $310 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $75 billion for hospitals, and $25 billion for COVID-19 testing.  

April 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) introduced H.R. 6535 last week to expand Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage to urban Indian health organizations, giving them a desperately needed boost in resources as they suffer shortages, closures, and financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 17, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) joined Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations; Oversight and Regulations Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez, and Democratic Members of the House of Representatives in a letter to U.S.

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.

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