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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona


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January 18, 2019 Press Release

“This weekend, we take time to reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dedicated his life to furthering equality and broadening opportunity for all Americans.

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) demanding additional information and answers regarding the case of a woman in a persistent vegetative state who recently gave birth at the Hacienda Skilled Nursing Home Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced he will cosponsor H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The bill was sponsored by Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05). Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

January 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego joined the new House Democratic majority to introduce H.R.1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms. Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

December 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced the bipartisan Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act (H.R.

December 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), ranking member of the House Natural Resources Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee,  and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), chair of the subcommittee, led a bipartisan letter to the Director of the Congressional Research Service requesting immediate appointment of a Native American Affairs expert.

November 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) led a group of veterans serving in Congress in sending a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, calling for full repayment of benefits owed to veterans under the Forever GI Bill.

November 28, 2018 Press Release

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

“Today we mourn the passing and honor the legacy of an Arizona legend, Congressman Ed Pastor. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Verma, his daughters, Yvonne and Laura, his sister Eleanor, and the rest of his family during this difficult time.

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).


In The News

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. 

July 10, 2015 In The News

Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego, along with Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay, introduced a bill today in the House of Representatives banning the Confederate battle flag at cemeteries operated by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

July 10, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ruben Gallego (D - Arizona) helped co-introduce a bill Thursday to ban the Confederate Battle Flag at Department of Veterans Affairs cemeteries, which display the flag on Memorial Day and on Confederate Memorial Day, according to Gallego's office.

The flag appears on both dates in 131 VA facilities around the country.

June 23, 2015 In The News

Two House Democrats want their colleagues to sign a letter to President Obama urging him to resist calls to escalate U.S. military involvement in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  

June 23, 2015 In The News
Congressman Ruben Gallego stood in front of a packed audience of Phoenix residents Monday night and told them that the extent to which he can help force the FAA to reconsider the changes it made to Sky Harbor’s flight paths last fall is limited.
June 16, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON –– Arizonans without health insurance fell from 20.4 percent of state residents in 2013 to 17.5 percent in 2014, further proof that Obamacare is working, the White House said last Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON - Granting deportation deferral to an estimated 137,000 Arizona residents would add hundreds of jobs annually and billions of dollars over a decade to the state economy, according to a new state-by-state analysis.

June 15, 2015 In The News

Belen Sisa has been working full time while attending community college for the past two years building a future that sits on the shaky foundation of a three-year-old immigration program.

June 11, 2015 In The News

Our Turn: Debt-free college might sound like a fantasy right now, but it doesn't have to stay that way.

To solve big problems, you need big ideas.

June 5, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — The House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a proposal that would stop the Federal Aviation Administration from making further changes to flight patterns at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The language was approved without debate as an amendment an appropriations bill to fund transportation, housing and other agencies for fiscal 2016.



July 22, 2015 Video

Mr. Speaker,

What happened in San Francisco was a horrible tragedy and my thoughts and prayers go out to Kathryn Steinle's family.

As the authorities in San Francisco seek justice for Kate, we should not, however, allow demagogues like Donald Trump to demonize entire communities because of the actions of a single person.

July 21, 2015 Video

Mr. Speaker,

Yesterday, I joined the people of Colombia and my fellow Colombian Americans in celebrating the nation’s 215 years of independence.

I’m extremely proud of Colombia’s rich history and vibrant culture. I’m even prouder of the close friendship between our two countries—a partnership which has never been more important.