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April 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) voted for the Interim Coronavirus Relief Package (H.R. 266). The bill includes $310 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $75 billion for hospitals, and $25 billion for COVID-19 testing.  

April 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) introduced H.R. 6535 last week to expand Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage to urban Indian health organizations, giving them a desperately needed boost in resources as they suffer shortages, closures, and financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 17, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) joined Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations; Oversight and Regulations Committee Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez, and Democratic Members of the House of Representatives in a letter to U.S.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced the release of more than $147 million in CARES Act relief funding for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration will award $225 million to airports throughout Arizona under the Coronavirus Aird, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Airport Grant Program.

April 13, 2020 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ—The Department of Health and Human Services announced it will award $856,230 to the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association to enhance Arizona hospitals’ COVID-19 response capacity.

Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement: 

April 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—The Department of Health and Human Services announced it will award more than $24.4 million to Arizona health centers as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

April 8, 2020 Press Release

Today, Representative Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Representative Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) led a letter signed by 38 bipartisan members of Congress calling for tribal small businesses to have access to critical relief programs that would help them pay their workers and keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep.  Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Gil Cisneros (D-CA) introduced the Emergency Medicaid for Coronavirus Treatment Act, which would ensure that every American is automatically eligible for Medicaid if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 or any other illness that rises to the level of a presidential national emergency declaration.  Rep.

April 6, 2020 Press Release

“The speech that Acting Secretary of the Navy Modly gave aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT today was an outrage. In it, he called CAPT Brett Crozier, the ship’s former commanding officer who he removed for “going outside the chain of command” either naïve or stupid for asking the Navy for help within the chain of command.

March 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) introduced H.R. 6237, the bipartisan Proper and Reimbursed Care (PRC) for Native Veterans Act, last week.

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August 26, 2016 In The News

The Confederate flag is being blocked from positions of prominence at veterans cemeteries nationwide, but it won’t be banned entirely.

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August 25, 2016 In The News

Two members of Congress, including Arizona's Ruben Gallego, are sponsoring a bill to keep high-powered guns out of the hands of children.

The bill was introduced after the children of Charles Vacca gained national attention in their quest to ban assault weapons from being used by kids.

August 25, 2016 In The News

This week, we celebrate 100 years since President Woodrow Wilson signed the law establishing the National Park Service, a historic moment for our country and our state.

July 12, 2016 In The News

Congressional Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to crackdown on children's access to "military-style weapons" in an effort to prevent accidental gun deaths.  

July 11, 2016 In The News

The federal government's practices for hiring veterans have emerged as a sticking point between the House and the Senate.

 

July 7, 2016 In The News

Veterans who served our nation in uniform deserve the chance to serve our nation in the federal government. 

July 5, 2016 In The News

In a study called “the first-ever comprehensive estimate” of its total economic value, the lands and programs of the National Park Service were reckoned to be worth around $92 billion to the American people. According to Professor Linda J.

June 29, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, joined Arizona gun-control advocates on a conference call Wednesday to again call for stricter gun laws in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.

“Each of us are here today to say enough is enough,” said Gallego, who was joined by gun-control advocates and victims of gun violence on the call.

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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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January 6, 2016 Video

Mr. Speaker,

For too long, calls for Congress to pass common sense gun control measures, heart-filled appeals from concerned Americans of all ages and ideologies, including gun owners, have fallen on deaf ears.

Despite the mounting death toll, Republican leadership has refused to consider any new measures to address the devastating impact of gun violence in America.

January 6, 2016 Video

I thank my colleague and join in strong opposition to this rule that will bring forward dangerous legislation that harms women, seniors, and families across America. 

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