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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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May 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement regarding a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that estimates that at least 4,645 people died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. Rep.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) wrote to House Speaker Paul Ryan requesting hearings to examine President Trump’s use of his unsecured personal cellphone to conduct official government business. 

May 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Gallego (D-AZ) and Congressman Moulton (D-MA) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require agencies involved in trade negotiations with China to reveal to Congress any quid pro quo offers made to the Chinese government to ensure that the Trump administration will reduce penalties levied against Chinese phone maker

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) offered an amendment to the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act that would encourage the military services to implement policies allowing individuals to reenlist even if they admit to having used marijuana.

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, on a party line vote, Republican Members of the House Armed Services Committee voted in unison to block an effort led by Rep. Ruben Gallego to prevent President Trump from implementing his proposal to divert defense resources to pay for a new wall on the southwest border.  A similar amendment was approved by HASC last year. 

May 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act introduced by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that would commit the United States to a robust military presence in South Korea for the foreseeable future, in order to maintain peace and stability in the region.

May 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement about President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran: 

“President Trump’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is a terrible mistake that will make it easier for Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Vice Chair Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) led a discussion among progressive leaders in Congress and national progressive organizations with the goal of developing a coordinated response to the possible firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein by President Trump. 

April 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to deploy U.S. troops to the southern border:

March 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposal to pay for his border wall with military funds.

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In The News

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.

Issues:
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.

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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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