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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

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.

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

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.

September 15, 2015 Video

Hello, I’m Congressman Ruben Gallego.

Each year from September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 

We honor the history, culture and contributions of the Latino community to the United States. 

Like all Americans, Latino families work hard in pursuit of the American Dream. 

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