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September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement in response to news that Valley Metro will a receive $75 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants Program for the Tempe Streetcar project.

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September 24, 2019 Press Release

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

September 23, 2019 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement in response to an announcement that the Department of Transportation will award a $21.3 million grant to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for an ongoing reconstruction project. The grant will go towards reconstruction of 90,000 square yards of the Terminal 4 apron, the fifth phase of the project.

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September 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sent a letter to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) expressing concerns and asking for information about delayed reimbursements to vendors that perform VA-authorized installations, repairs, and maintenance of automobile adaptive equipment (AAE) for the vehicles of disabled veterans.

September 18, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) was named to the House-Senate Conference Committee for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Conferees are responsible for reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA.

September 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sent a letter to the Medical Center Director of the Phoenix VA seeking answers regarding the burdensome reimbursement requirements imposed on certain veterans who pay out-of-pocket for prescriptions at non-VA pharmacies.

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), joined by Reps. Gil Cisneros (D-CA), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), introduced the Teacher Diversity and Retention Act to help combat our nationwide teacher shortage by increasing recruitment of diverse teachers and improving teacher training and retention programs.

September 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it will divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects in order to build President Trump’s border wall.

September 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it will divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects in order to build President Trump’s border wall.

September 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Lou Correa (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to nullify recent policy changes from the Trump administration that would strip automatic citizenship rights from certain children of U.S. military service members and government employees who are born abroad.

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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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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.

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.

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