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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement following passage of five key FY 2020 Appropriations bills – Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Related Agencies, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD:

June 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement in response to reports that President Trump had approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American drone but pulled back, against the advice of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton:

June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) issued the following statement today following passage of four key FY 2020 Appropriations bills – Labor-HHS-Education, Energy and Water Development, State-Foreign Operations, and Defense:

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Early this morning, the House Armed Services Committee approved the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, including a provision authored by Rep.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Early this morning, the House Armed Services Committee passed the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which will fully fund the A-10 Warthog program. If signed into law, this authorization will ensure that the A-10 – which for decades has provided exceptional close-air support to troops on the ground – will continue its mission.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Early this morning, the House Armed Services Committee approved the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, including a provision authored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) that will limit the Department of Defense’s authority to repurpose funds that were designated for military construction.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Late last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment introduced by Rep.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) invited thousands of veterans across Arizona’s 7th District to share their experience with the Veterans Health Administration, including veterans who may be affected by the VA’s recent implementation of the VA Mission Act, which will make changes to the VA’s community care programs.

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June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Armed Services Committee will mark up the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision originally authored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) that would commit the United States to maintaining a robust military presence in South Korea for the foreseeable future, in order to maintain peace and stability in the region.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to reports that Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan would not administer reprimands for senior level officers responsible for failures that led to the ambush in Niger in October 2017 during which four U.S. Soldiers and four Nigerien Soldiers were killed.

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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 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.

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.  

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