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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona


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March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – El Congresista Ruben Gallego hizo la siguiente declaración sobre la fecha límite de DACA de Donald Trump:

“Hace seis meses, el presidente Trump provocó una crisis para 800,000 jóvenes y sus familias cuando terminó cruelmente el programa DACA.

March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s arbitrary DACA deadline:

“Six months ago, President Trump manufactured a crisis for 800,000 young people and their families when he cruelly and callously ended the DACA program.

March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), a Marine Corps combat veteran of the Iraq War, released the following statement:

“President Trump campaigned on improving care for our nation's veterans. But in office, his administration has pushed an extreme privatization agenda that veterans staunchly oppose.

February 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting detailed information regarding the White House’s security clearance approval process.  The letter follows reports that potentially dozens of senior Trump Administration officials who lack a permanent clearance may currently be accessing highly classifi

February 9, 2018 Press Release

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

“This is a sad, frustrating morning for Dreamers and their families. 

“In the middle of the night, I voted NO on a bill that will fund deportation of the Dreamers that Paul Ryan refuses to protect.

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced that his guest at the 2018 State of the Union address will be Antonio Valdovinos of Phoenix, Arizona. Each year, Members of Congress are permitted one guest to attend the President’s address.

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego and Kyrsten Sinema wrote to Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Daniel Elwell regarding the FAA’s plans for community outreach in connection with the restoration of pre-2014 flight paths at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) and the subsequent development of new routes for aircraft departing Phoenix. 

January 22, 2018 Press Release

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

“I am disappointed by today’s vote in the Senate. Cheap talk from Mitch McConnell is not enough.

January 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) wrote to the American Hotel & Lodging Association requesting the establishment of formal industry standards encouraging hotel chains to protect their guests from warrantless intrusions by federal immigration authorities or other law enforcement agencies.

January 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC ­– Rep. Ruben Gallego issued the following statement in response to reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind a policy that eased enforcement of federal marijuana laws as a growing number of states passed laws permitting regulated sale and use:


In The News

October 21, 2015 In The News

A group of nearly 40 representatives, from the Congressional Black, Hispanic, and Asian Pacific American Caucuses, wrote to Attorney General Loretta Lynch Wednesday morning, requesting that the Department of Justice do more to address gun violence in minority communities across the country.

October 12, 2015 In The News

Aunque fue criado a punta de empanadas y maneja un español decente, el congresista estadounidense de origen colombiano Rubén Gallego nunca ha visitado el país.

September 18, 2015 In The News

Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego, along with other members of congress in DC, introduced the “Good Neighbor Gun Dealer Act” on Friday.

Rep. Gallego worked with Illinois Rep. Robin Kelly and Rep. Mike Quigley, and DC Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton to start this bill in response to increase in gun crimes in the country.

September 14, 2015 In The News

KTAR News is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have influenced and enriched our community in a positive way. This week KTAR News presents profiles of five Arizonans who have become difference-makers in our state. This is part 1 of a 5 part series.

August 19, 2015 In The News

Two Democratic congressmen are demanding that Obama Administration officials bar Donald Trump from displaying his last name on the exterior his new Washington, D.C. hotel, citing concerns that the billionaire's surname represents "exclusion" and "intolerance."

August 19, 2015 In The News

Ever since Donald Trump announced his campaign to run for President—and subsequently opened his mouth—the backlash against his hotel at the Old Post Office in D.C. has intensified.

August 19, 2015 In The News

An Arizona congressman wants to keep Donald Trump’s name off a new hotel in Washington.

August 19, 2015 In The News

Charleston, South Carolina. Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lafayette, Louisiana. What do they have in common? Deaths of innocent people from guns.

July 10, 2015 In The News

Two House Democrats are proposing legislation that would ban the Confederate flag from cemeteries operated by the Veterans Affairs Department. 



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.