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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2020 Military, Construction, and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill with language spearheaded by Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01).

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will nominate Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to serve as the next Secretary of Defense:

“Patrick Shanahan hasn’t distinguished himself as Acting Secretary of Defense. It’s unclear why he deserves to be the permanent Secretary.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to testimony given by Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan in Congress yesterday.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to reports that North Korea had tested to short range missiles, marking a return to dangerous brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula:

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Donald Trump tweeted a call to House Republicans to vote against H.R. 312, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act. The bill would reaffirm the trust status of the Tribe’s land and protect the Tribe from further attacks on its land and sovereignty.

May 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls” on Sunday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) crisis.

May 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09) wrote to Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan urging him to appoint a federal crisis coordinator to handle the humanitarian crisis at the Southern border.

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May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced legislation today to permanently protect millions of acres of pristine national forests.

April 4, 2019 Press Release

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

April 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), and Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA) introduced the Studying Missing and Murdered Indian Crisis Act of 2019.

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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.

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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.

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Videos

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.

March 1, 2016 Video

The FAA's decision to implement new flight paths for aircraft departing from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport had a severe impact on the quality of life for many Phoenix residents. Rep. Ruben Gallego calls on Congress to pass legislation to compel the FAA to consider steps to mitigate aircraft noise-related concerns.

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