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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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March 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced today that nonprofit organizations in Arizona’s 7th District will receive more than $900,000 in federal funding to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs in Arizona.

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March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States held the first ever hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women in the U.S. House of Representatives.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Congressmen Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Paul Cook (R-CA) led nine other Marines currently serving in the House of Representatives in urging the Trump Administration to stand up for the families of victims of the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon and oppose Iran's request for certiorari at the Supreme Court.

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March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) praised the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms. Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement following reports that President Trump intends to tap funds intended for military pay and pensions to pay for his border wall.

March 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, reintroduced legislation to strengthen the process through which relatives of the President of the United States can obtain security clearances and thus gain access to our government’s most sensitive information.

March 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) announced today that he has been appointed to serve as an Assistant Whip for the 116th Congress.

February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement in honor of Black History Month:

“This month we celebrated and paid tribute to the many accomplishments and contributions that African Americans have made to our great nation during every chapter of American history.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) voted today for the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8). He is a cosponsor of the bill, which expands background checks to cover all commercial firearm sales, including those at gun shows, over the internet, or in classified ads.

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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 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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