WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) invited thousands of veterans across Arizona’s 7th District to share their experience with the Veterans Health Administration, including veterans who may be affected by the VA’s recent implementation of the VA Mission Act, which will make changes to the VA’s community care programs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Armed Services Committee will mark up the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision originally authored by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) that would commit the United States to maintaining a robust military presence in South Korea for the foreseeable future, in order to maintain peace and stability in the region.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to reports that Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan would not administer reprimands for senior level officers responsible for failures that led to the ambush in Niger in October 2017 during which four U.S. Soldiers and four Nigerien Soldiers were killed.
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of Memorial Day, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) introduced a resolution to honor and recognize the military service and contributions of Native American veterans. Native American veterans have served with distinction in the United States military in every major conflict for over 200 years.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) joined members of the House of Representatives for an intelligence briefing on escalating tensions with Iran.
Rep. Gallego released the following statement:
“Today I received my second intelligence briefing on Iran in the past week, along with many of my House colleagues.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) joined House Democrats to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act, to extend full anti-discrimination protections under federal civil rights laws to LGBTQ Americans. Rep. Gallego is an original co-sponsor of the bill.
Rep. Ruben Gallego released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a group of House Armed Services Committee Democrats led by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), HASC Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.), and HASC Readiness Subcommittee Chair John Garamendi (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that will limit the Department of Defense’s authority to repurpose funds that were designated for military construction.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2020 Military, Construction, and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill with language spearheaded by Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) and Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01).
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump will nominate Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to serve as the next Secretary of Defense:
“Patrick Shanahan hasn’t distinguished himself as Acting Secretary of Defense. It’s unclear why he deserves to be the permanent Secretary.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) released the following statement in response to testimony given by Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan in Congress yesterday.
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PHOENIX -- U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona) wants reforms in both Washington, D.C. and his state to make college a debt-free experience.
"You should be able to go to a public university and graduate debt free, or as near debt free as possible," Gallego said.
Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego is sounding the horn on the significant amount of debt faced by students after they graduate from college.
"You should be able to go to a public university and graduate debt-free or as nearly debt-free as possible," Gallego said this morning at his office in Phoenix.
April 15th marked my first 100 days in Congress. When I was sworn in I promised to be your voice in Washington, to do everything in my power to address your concerns and to work tirelessly to expand opportunity and access to the resources you and your family need to move ahead.
Phoenix (AZ), 21 abr (EFEUSA).- La activista soñadora Erika Andiola calificó hoy como un primer paso la propuesta presentada por la junta directiva de regentes de las universidades públicas de Arizona que permitiría a estudiantes indocumentados amparados bajo la Acción Diferida (DACA) pagar hasta un 50 por ciento menos en colegiaturas que estudiantes extranjeros.
Protesters chanting “We deserve more, no more injustice” outside ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus Wednesday joined thousands of people across the country in the Fight for $15 movement to raise the minimum wage and improve conditions for workers.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is drafting a new immigration reform bill that lawmakers could start debating within the coming months, the chair of the caucus, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), said Thursday.
A group of young House Democrats launched a national tour on Thursday to lure millennial voters in 2016.
El 15 de abril se cumplieron mis primeros 100 días en el Congreso. Cuando hice la juramentación, prometí ser su voz en Washington, prometí hacer todo lo posible para buscar soluciones a las cosas que le preocupan y trabajar incansablemente para expandir oportunidades y acceso a los recursos que usted y su familia necesitan para seguir adelante.
Rep. Gallego's Amendment to HR 2822 on Environmental Justice:
Mr. Chairman, I have an amendment at the desk.
My amendment will help ensure that all communities are able to participate in the decisions that shape their National Park System.
I rise today in support of affirming marriage equality and providing equal protection guarantees to LGBT Americans throughout our country.
Mr. Speaker, the overwhelming majority of the American public support marriage equality. They know that same-sex couples should have access to the dignity and security that only marriage can provide.
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