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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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October 16, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Danny Davis (D-IL) led a letter signed by 17 of their colleagues to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s widespread issuance of waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

October 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and 47 House Democrats signed a public comment letter opposing the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of protections for the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska.

August 29, 2018 Press Release

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

“Today, the Phoenix City Council will consider redirecting Transportation 2050 revenues to pay for street repairs.  While we await details of the proposal, I’m alarmed by the possibility that funds for the South-Central Light Rail extension could be diverted for this purpose.  

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August 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced a resolution on the role of a free press in a democratic society and urging President Trump to cease attacking the media and excluding journalists asking questions critical of the President.

August 1, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Inspector General, requesting an immediate investigation into reports of widespread physical and sexual abuse of migrant children in federal custody.

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July 26, 2018 Press Release

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

“Earlier today, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), after Conference with the Senate. I was pleased and proud to have led several efforts that are in the final bill and should soon become law.

July 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last night, House Republicans rejected an amendment offered by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) to end taxpayer subsidization of ranchers, like Cliven Bundy, who engage in illegal grazing.

July 16, 2018 Press Release

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

“President Trump’s meeting today with Vladimir Putin of Russia was an appalling display of self-serving posturing by both men. Americans should expect such behavior from President Putin. They should not expect, however, to be misrepresented and abandoned by the President of the United States.

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In The News

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.

November 11, 2015 In The News

Arizona Representatives laid out their plan to take legislative and legal action to deal with the increased airplane noise that has affected downtowners for more than a year at a community meeting on Tuesday.

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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.

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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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