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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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February 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement ahead of President Trump’s scheduled meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Hoy, el Representante John Lewis (D-GA) y el Representante Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introdujeron la Ley de Sueños de Educación Superior de 2019, como una respuesta a la acción discriminatoria de estados que niegan la entrada de algunos inmigrantes a sus instituciones universitarias.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement in response to President Trump’s action to declare a national emergency to build a border wall.

February 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to serve as Attorney General.

February 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs requesting an oversight hearing on veteran suicide prevention.

February 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $1.9 million to programs combatting homelessness in Arizona’s 7th district.

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February 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement in response to the nomination of Acting Secretary David Bernhardt as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

February 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representatives Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Will Hurd (R-TX), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced a Joint Resolution that would prevent any U.S. suspension of, termination of, or withdrawal from NATO unless and until Congress is consulted and gives its approval for such a move. 

January 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01) re-introduced a bill to restore and expand protections for the Bears Ears National Monument.

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In The News

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.

May 21, 2015 In The News

When Manuel Contreras, 21, first visited Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island as a high school student, everything about the prestigious school "felt right." It was his dream school, the place where he felt he belonged. But all that changed first semester of freshman year.

May 20, 2015 In The News

A day immigration advocates thought would be a time for celebration instead was filled with concern because of stalled Obama administration programs that would have been open for application Tuesday.

May 16, 2015 In The News

Veterans expressed their disappointment that House Republicans voted to block legislation that could have helped pave the way for allowing young undocumented immigrants to serve in the armed forces.

“It’s a huge disservice to our military because we have such a rich history of immigrants serving,” said Luis Cardenas Camacho, 29, a Marine veteran.

May 14, 2015 In The News

After the 2012 presidential election, when the Republican Party lost Latino and minority voters by wide margins, the GOP decided it needed to do a better job attracting those groups.

But despite several years of outreach, the effort has run into limitations.

May 13, 2015 In The News

 

May 13, 2015 In The News

Cesar Vargas has a resume most young Americans would envy. He graduated from a Brooklyn high school that counts Sens. Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders among its alumni. He made honors in both college and law school. But because he was brought to the United States from Mexico illegally when he was 5 years old, he can't fulfill one of his dreams: joining the armed forces.

May 13, 2015 In The News

U.S. military veterans have urged Congress to focus on immigration as lawmakers debate the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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Videos

July 15, 2015 Video

Mr. Speaker,

I rise to urge the Republican leadership to bring up a long-term funding Transportation bill.

Rather than develop a long-term strategy, Republicans again want to pass a short term patch for the Highway Trust Fund that fails to make the infrastructure investments that our economy needs.

July 9, 2015 Video

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

I rise today in opposition to the Rule, which would allow for consideration of H.R. 5, a harmful bill that abandons our commitment to ensuring all children in my home state of Arizona and across the country are afforded a quality education that prepares them for success.

July 9, 2015 Video

Mr. Speaker,

I rise today to highlight an issue that deserves our immediate attention – the Republican leadership’s failure to bring the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank to the House floor for a vote.

The Ex-Im Bank plays a critical role in our economy, opening international markets to U.S. businesses by facilitating the sale of American goods and services overseas.

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