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June 5, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement in response to news that more than 1,000 Arizonans have died as a result of COVID-19.

June 4, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and eight Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking him to retain the policy of excluding Russia from the group of Seven (G7) unless and until its policy of state-directed destabilization of the United States and other countries is substantively changed.

June 1, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement urging Congress to lead on transformational criminal justice reform, detailing measures that he believes must be included in any plan:

June 1, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) said he would advance an effort in the House Armed Services Committee to restrict the Pentagon’s 1033 Program, which has provided over $6 billion of surplus military gear to over 8,600 federal, state, and local police departments since its inception.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, Chair of the Natural Resources Committee, and Rep.

May 26, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), joined by Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09), sent a letter urging Arizona nursing homes to voluntarily release their COVID-19 data in light of Governor Ducey’s refusal to release the names of nursing homes where residents and staff have been killed or fallen ill from COVID-19. 

May 19, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ - Rep. Ruben Gallego, Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States released the following statement in response to the Arizona legislature’s planned consideration of SCR 1018 this week, which would break up the only legislative district in Arizona where a majority of residents are Native American.

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.  


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.