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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona


Latest News

October 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), William Keating (MA-09), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Jason Crow (CO-06), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), and Anthony G.

October 7, 2019 Press Release

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

Last night’s announcement that the United States would be abandoning the Kurds is another stark reminder that “America First” means “America Alone.”

October 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and his staff joined the College Depot program at the College Depot program at Burton Barr Central Library for a workshop to provide free information and assistance for students and families completing the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application for the next academic year opened today.

September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement in response to news that Valley Metro will a receive $75 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants Program for the Tempe Streetcar project.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

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

September 23, 2019 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in response to an announcement that the Department of Transportation will award a $21.3 million grant to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for an ongoing reconstruction project. The grant will go towards reconstruction of 90,000 square yards of the Terminal 4 apron, the fifth phase of the project.

September 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sent a letter to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) expressing concerns and asking for information about delayed reimbursements to vendors that perform VA-authorized installations, repairs, and maintenance of automobile adaptive equipment (AAE) for the vehicles of disabled veterans.

September 18, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) was named to the House-Senate Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Conferees are responsible for reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA.

September 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sent a letter to the Medical Center Director of the Phoenix VA seeking answers regarding the burdensome reimbursement requirements imposed on certain veterans who pay out-of-pocket for prescriptions at non-VA pharmacies.

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), joined by Reps. Gil Cisneros (D-CA), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), introduced the Teacher Diversity and Retention Act to help combat our nationwide teacher shortage by increasing recruitment of diverse teachers and improving teacher training and retention programs.


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.