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July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Congresswoman Nikema Williams (D-GA) led fourteen of their House colleagues in reintroducing the Higher Education Dream Act, which protects Dreamers from discrimination in higher education eligibility, admissions, tuition, and access to financial aid. Last Congress, Rep. John Lewis led this legislation along with Rep. Gallego.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, a bill designed to expedite the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process as the U.S withdraws from Afghanistan. Representative Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), a member of the Honoring our Promises Working Group, was an original cosponsor of this bipartisan bill.

July 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in response to the Department of Agriculture’s announcement that they will initiate rulemaking to restore 2001 Roadless Rule protections on the Tongass National Forest:


July 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced that the House Appropriations Committee has fully funded all 10 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests he made on behalf of his District in this year’s House spending package.

July 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), along with Reps. Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Alma Adams (D-NC), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and 18 other Members of Congress, sent a letter to Senate and House leadership calling on them to enact spending legislation that reflects President Biden’s proposed $9 billion to train, equip and diversify the American educator workforce.

July 2, 2021 Press Release

Hours after the Supreme Court’s decision weakening Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, the Inclusive Elections Act of 2021 would restore and strengthen this critical provision

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure announced that six key projects in Arizona’s 7th District will be included in the five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill to be voted on later this week.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE), Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Senator James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the Urban Indian Health Providers Facilities Improvement Act to pave the way for increased investment in the renovation and construction of urban Indian health facilities.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

PHONEIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement on the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder and the fatal shooting of Dion Johnson in Arizona:

May 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC- Last week, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), along with Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY), introduced the Universal Full-Day Kindergarten Act to ensure that every American child has access to  high-quality full day kindergarten.


In The News

April 27, 2017 In The News

PHOENIX – Children kept themselves busy with coloring books and chased each other with masks in the corner of the cafeteria at Isaac Middle School, but school had long since ended and adults soon came over to keep them quiet.

April 12, 2017 In The News

A pair of Democratic congressmen is pushing President Trump to clarify whether regime change in Syria is now his administration’s official policy as leaders have given conflicting statements about if President Bashar Assad can remain in control in Damascus.

January 4, 2017 In The News

A big problem for ambitious Democrats in the House is a leadership power structure that makes it difficult to move up.

Reps. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Steny Hoyer (Md.) and James Clyburn (S.C.) have occupied the top three rungs on the leadership ladder for more than a decade.

November 17, 2016 In The News

Democrats in Congress appear to be taking the idea of “give Trump a chance” seriously, with Jennifer Steinhauser reporting on a surprisingly wide consensus ranging from Chuck Schumer to Elizabeth Warren that Democrats should try to work with Trump on an infrastructure bill and perhaps other prio

September 23, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON – Anakarina Rodriguez traveled from southern Arizona to Washington with a message for President Barack Obama: designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument.

September 16, 2016 In The News

Veterans, politicians, advocates rally to support legislation that would ease reclassification of discharges for vets suffering from conditions such as PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Military Sexual Trauma.

September 12, 2016 In The News

With the 24/7 media news cycle dominated by the high-wattage presidential contest, it’s easy to lose sight of the other races also on the ballot in November.


September 6, 2016 In The News

Congressman also calls for education reform, transportation infrastructure improvements

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego said Thursday that fostering local business is not only important to the economy but to the Arizona community, as well.




May 17, 2016 Video

Rep. Ruben Gallego introduced the "Help Treat PTSD Among Service Members" Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.


Today, I rise on behalf of the estimated one in five veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

March 22, 2016 Video

Rabbi John Linder, of Temple Solel in Paradise Valley, Arizona, offered a prayer of invocation at a session of the House of Representatives at the invitation of Rep. Ruben Gallego and the Chaplain of the House.

March 3, 2016 Video

Mr. Speaker,

I rise today as part of Women’s History Month to recognize and celebrate the life of Isabella Greenway, the first female member of Congress from Arizona.

Congresswoman Greenway was a trailblazer, social activist, and dedicated public servant.