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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona


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January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Congressman David Cicilline, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo announced they are introducing the Restoring the Public Trust Act of 2019.

January 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) decision to implement work requirements for Arizonans who rely on AHCCCS, the state’s Medicaid program:

January 18, 2019 Press Release

“This weekend, we take time to reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dedicated his life to furthering equality and broadening opportunity for all Americans.

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) demanding additional information and answers regarding the case of a woman in a persistent vegetative state who recently gave birth at the Hacienda Skilled Nursing Home Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced he will cosponsor H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The bill was sponsored by Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05). Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

January 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego joined the new House Democratic majority to introduce H.R.1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms. Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

December 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced the bipartisan Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act (H.R.

December 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), ranking member of the House Natural Resources Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee,  and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), chair of the subcommittee, led a bipartisan letter to the Director of the Congressional Research Service requesting immediate appointment of a Native American Affairs expert.

November 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) led a group of veterans serving in Congress in sending a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, calling for full repayment of benefits owed to veterans under the Forever GI Bill.

November 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“Today we mourn the passing and honor the legacy of an Arizona legend, Congressman Ed Pastor. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Verma, his daughters, Yvonne and Laura, his sister Eleanor, and the rest of his family during this difficult time.



In The News

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.

June 27, 2016 In The News

With an effort in Congress to scale back veteran preference in federal hiring awaiting action by a House-Senate conference committee, a former top personnel official says there’s a better plan.

May 17, 2016 In The News

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 25 Democratic members of Congress are promising to stand with LGBT Americans in the face of hateful legislation and rhetoric. 

May 9, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON — A first-of-its kind coalition of more than 30 civil rights, environmental justice and conservation groups is pushing for greater efforts to promote diversity in national parks and other public lands.

The group calls itself the Centennial Initiative because of this year’s 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and is hoping to increase:



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. 

December 9, 2015 Video

As world leaders convene in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, Rep. Ruben Gallego delivered a floor speech calling for a “strong and fair” global climate agreement and challenging his colleagues in Congress to support stronger climate policies that will grow the economy and improve public health.