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March 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego sent a letter to the military Service Chiefs demanding information about the effects that unplanned military operations – including President Trump’s diversion of troops and resources to the southwest border – are having on military readiness.

March 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos opposing her proposal to create a national school voucher program, which was recently introduced in Congress by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL).

March 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement:

“On this 16th anniversary of the Iraq War, I’m remembering my friends who were killed, those who succumbed to their mental or physical wounds after coming home, and veterans and families that still support them or carry their memories.

March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced today that nonprofit organizations in Arizona’s 7th District will receive more than $900,000 in federal funding to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs in Arizona.

March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States held the first ever hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women in the U.S. House of Representatives.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Congressmen Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Paul Cook (R-CA) led nine other Marines currently serving in the House of Representatives in urging the Trump Administration to stand up for the families of victims of the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon and oppose Iran's request for certiorari at the Supreme Court.

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) praised the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms. Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement following reports that President Trump intends to tap funds intended for military pay and pensions to pay for his border wall.

March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, reintroduced legislation to strengthen the process through which relatives of the President of the United States can obtain security clearances and thus gain access to our government’s most sensitive information.


In The News

March 6, 2015 In The News

Varios líderes políticos y activistas hicieron una llamado al procurador general de Arizona para que retire la demanda en contra del Distrito de Colegios Comunitarios del Condado de Maricopa (MCCCD, por sus siglas en inglés).

March 6, 2015 In The News

Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego and others are calling on Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to end a lawsuit that seeks to end in-state tuition for young people who have been granted relief from deportation.


March 3, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – House members had plenty of questions Tuesday about President Barack Obama’s request for use of military force against ISIS, particularly his insistence that congressional approval would not authorize “enduring offensive ground combat operations.”

March 3, 2015 In The News

Republicans in Congress dodged a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday when they passed a clean funding bill, and now some say this feud over funding hurt the GOP’s image with Latinos.

March 3, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Republican Arizona House members took a lead role Tuesday in a failed, last-ditch effort to use a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security to block President Barack Obama's executive orders shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation.

February 24, 2015 In The News

Freshman member and Marine Corps veteran Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) is joining the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus as its vice-chair.

February 22, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- If the Department of Homeland Security runs out of money next week, as feared, TSA employees will still keep watch on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and federal agents will still patrol the Arizona-Mexico border.

They just won't get paid until Congress passes a budget to fund their department.

February 20, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Dos legisladores demócratas instaron el jueves de nuevo al presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, el republicano John Boehner, a que someta a votación un proyecto de ley sin condiciones para dotar de fondos al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS), cuyo presupuesto vence este 27 de febrero.

February 18, 2015 In The News

Undocumented immigrants already were leery about coming forward to apply for President Barack Obama's programs offering protection from deportation.

But now they may be even more reluctant to apply after a federal judge put the programs on hold Monday.



April 1, 2015 Video

“Today we celebrate the life and teachings of César Chávez, a civil rights leader whose work changed the lives of millions and continues to make an impact today.

March 24, 2015 Video

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

I rise today to highlight an issue that impacts those who deserve our deepest gratitude and highest resolve to do right by: our veterans.

March 18, 2015 Video

Mr. Speaker,

Today Americans are working more and earning less. The cost of college is rising, young people are in debt, and America’s infrastructure is in decay.