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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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May 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of Memorial Day, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) introduced a resolution to honor and recognize the military service and contributions of Native American veterans. Native American veterans have served with distinction in the United States military in every major conflict for over 200 years.

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May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) joined members of the House of Representatives for an intelligence briefing on escalating tensions with Iran.

Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

Today I received my second intelligence briefing on Iran in the past week, along with many of my House colleagues.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) joined House Democrats to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to extend full anti-discrimination protections under federal civil rights laws to LGBTQ Americans. Rep. Gallego is an original co-sponsor of the bill.

Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement:

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a group of House Armed Services Committee Democrats led by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), HASC Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.), and HASC Readiness Subcommittee Chair John Garamendi (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that will limit the Department of Defense’s authority to repurpose funds that were designated for military construction.

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.

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In The News

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:

April 21, 2016 In The News

Legislation proposed to help some of the hundreds of soldiers convicted of crimes to return to this country

Sometimes, the only way a deported military veteran can get back into the United States is in a casket.

February 29, 2016 In The News

Congresspeople: A split Supreme Court decision would uphold a misguided immigration ruling, leaving millions of families in limbo.

February 3, 2016 In The News

This week President Obama welcomes his Colombian counterpart, President Juan Manuel Santos, to the White House at a crucial juncture in Colombia's 215 year history. Our South American ally stands on the precipice of a landmark agreement that could bring the longest-running conflict in our hemisphere to a peaceful conclusion.

February 3, 2016 In The News

BALTIMORE — For years, House Democrats have battled the perception that they don’t have a bench of talent that can step up when their current crop of leaders retires.

 

January 26, 2016 In The News

A total of 190,000 people in Phoenix alone are eligible for health care coverage through exchanges but still don’t have insurance.

The U.S. Surgeon General was in town at an event hosted by the office of U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-7th) that allowed people to come in and get help in signing up for health care coverage.

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December 7, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Arizona Reps. Martha McSally and Ruben Gallego knew when they were sworn in to their seats in Congress in January that there were problems with partisanship and productivity in Washington.

And Washington, for the most part, did not disappoint.

December 1, 2015 In The News

In the last two months, terrorists have blown up a Russian jet and massacred hundreds of civilians in Beirut, Paris and Mali. Americans are rightfully concerned about whether our government is doing enough to prevent an attack on our homeland.

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Videos

December 8, 2015 Video

Mr. Speaker,

We shouldn’t allow terrorists who want to kill innocent Americans to have easy access to guns. It’s just that simple, and that’s just common sense. Yet any individual on the No Fly List, considered too dangerous to get on a plane, can walk into any gun store in America and walk out with a weapon of their choice.

October 21, 2015 Video

Mr. Speaker,

As Republicans bicker behind closed doors, the deadline to raise the debt limit draws closer and closer.

If we fail to act in time, interest rates will skyrocket, the dollar will plummet, and the stock market could collapse.

That’s unacceptable – it’s time to bring this manufactured crisis to an end.  

October 20, 2015 Video

Mr. Speaker:

As we close Hispanic Heritage month and look back at our community’s history and ongoing challenges, I rise today to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

For 25 years, the Initiative has played an important role in advancing the dialogue and policies that have helped our community move forward.

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