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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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June 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, 11 Democrats on the House Intelligence and Armed Services Committees, led by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), wrote to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats requesting a classified report detailing the analysis the Trump Administration used in issuing its revised travel ban covering nationals of five majority Muslim countries, North Korea and Venezuela.

June 28, 2018 Press Release

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

“Today, the House passed my amendment barring Defense Appropriations from being used to buy goods or services from ZTE Corporation or Huawei Technologies.

June 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Trump v. Hawaii, upholding President Trump’s Muslim ban:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s Muslim ban is a disappointing and dangerous outcome that undermines our core values of religious liberty and inclusion.

June 20, 2018 Press Release

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

“The south-central light rail extension will transform our city. 

June 19, 2018 Press Release

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

“The Trump administration’s policy of dehumanizing children and unnecessarily separating families for political show is nothing short of cruel, and those who have created, implemented, and defended it must be held accountable.

June 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –El Congresista Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre el elección presidencial de Colombia:

"Como primer colombiano-estadounidense en el Congreso, me complace felicitar a Iván Duque por su elección como Presidente de Colombia.

June 19, 2018 Press Release

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

“As the first Colombian-American in Congress, I am pleased to congratulate Iván Duque on his election as President of Colombia.

June 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis demanding clarity and basic facts concerning President Trump’s decision to unilaterally cancel military exercises with South Korea.

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.

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In The News

May 13, 2015 In The News

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) says he’s been surprised by the outcry from Republicans against his measure that would allow the Pentagon to consider allowing children who entered the United States illegally to serve in the military.

May 13, 2015 In The News

Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego is getting significant pushback from some Republicans over Gallego's proposal to let "dreamers" serve in the military.

May 13, 2015 In The News

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz)., is urging the House of Representatives not to drop an amendment he authored that would allow undocumented immigrants who qualify for temporary reprieve from deportation to serve in the U.S. military.

May 10, 2015 In The News

A group of dissident Republicans in the House are clashing with their colleagues on President Obama's deferred deportation program for illegal immigrants.

May 7, 2015 In The News

The Pentagon is speeding up its recruitment of illegal immigrants in a program that fast-tracks them to U.S. citizenship, as Congress debates allowing the military to do so.

May 7, 2015 In The News

 

The issues that matter most to Millennials — student loan debt, jobs, climate change — are forcing Republicans and Democrats alike to push the boundaries of technology to attract America’s youngest voters, a likely key to the 2016 elections.

May 6, 2015 In The News

Marco Rubio has built his political career on the narrative of an up-from-nothing immigrant kid who achieves the American Dream.

Rubio's personal story is indeed powerful, and one I know well. Like Rubio, my parents came to the United States from another country with little more than hope for a better future for their kids.

May 6, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- Immigration hard-liners in the House made it clear Tuesday that they're willing to put up a fight over even the smallest measures friendly to undocumented immigrants.

May 6, 2015 In The News

House conservatives are trying to stoke opposition to pro-immigration measures in a must-pass defense policy bill headed to the floor next week.

At issue is a provision in the sprawling National Defense Authorization Act that would encourage the Pentagon to consider allowing young immigrants protected by a 2012 Obama administration initiative to serve in the U.S. military.

April 29, 2015 In The News

Two Arizona Democrats think college graduates should leave school with a cap, gown and diploma — and a zero balance on their student loans.

U.S. Reps. Raúl Grijalva of Tucson and Ruben Gallego of Phoenix are helping to lead the charge among liberals in Congress to guarantee debt-free college.

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Videos

July 8, 2015 Video

Mr. Chairman,

I rise to offer an amendment that will reaffirm Congress’s support for the enforcement of grazing fees on public lands.

Grazing on public lands is a privilege, not a right, and it’s critical that individual ranchers who use those lands abide by the law and pay their fair share.

June 25, 2015 Video

Rep. Gallego's Amendment to HR 2822 on Environmental Justice:

Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
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Mr. Chairman,

My amendment will help ensure that all communities are able to participate in the decisions that shape their National Park System.

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