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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

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 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.

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.

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