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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced he was elected by his peers to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States on the House Natural Resources Committee for the 116th Congress.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement regarding Arizona’s pending approval of the Drought Contingency Plan, part of a larger inter-state effort to manage use of Colorado River water.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego, Congressman Ted W. Lieu, Congressman David Cicilline, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo announced they are introducing the Restoring the Public Trust Act of 2019.

January 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) issued the following statement following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) decision to implement work requirements for Arizonans who rely on AHCCCS, the state’s Medicaid program:

January 18, 2019 Press Release

“This weekend, we take time to reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dedicated his life to furthering equality and broadening opportunity for all Americans.

January 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) sent a letter to Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) demanding additional information and answers regarding the case of a woman in a persistent vegetative state who recently gave birth at the Hacienda Skilled Nursing Home Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) announced he will cosponsor H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. The bill was sponsored by Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05). Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

January 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego joined the new House Democratic majority to introduce H.R.1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms. Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

December 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Representatives Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) introduced the bipartisan Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act (H.R.

December 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), ranking member of the House Natural Resources Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee,  and Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), chair of the subcommittee, led a bipartisan letter to the Director of the Congressional Research Service requesting immediate appointment of a Native American Affairs expert.

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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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