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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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June 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement following a meeting today with South Korean Ambassador Cho Yoon-je:

June 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee, led by Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Reps.

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. 

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In The News

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.

June 4, 2015 In The News

Military personnel killed during humanitarian aid missions, such as a Phoenix Marine who died recently in the Nepal earthqu

May 24, 2015 In The News

MESA, AZ -- For some, Memorial Day will be a day of family picnics, barbecues and parades. But for Congressman Ruben Gallego, a freshman Democrat from Arizona who served as a Marine in Iraq, Memorial Day will be a time of remembrance.

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Videos

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.

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