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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

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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.

November 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) led a group of veterans serving in Congress in sending a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, calling for full repayment of benefits owed to veterans under the Forever GI Bill.

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November 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“Today we mourn the passing and honor the legacy of an Arizona legend, Congressman Ed Pastor. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Verma, his daughters, Yvonne and Laura, his sister Eleanor, and the rest of his family during this difficult time.

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October 16, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Danny Davis (D-IL) led a letter signed by 17 of their colleagues to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s widespread issuance of waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

October 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and 47 House Democrats signed a public comment letter opposing the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of protections for the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska.

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In The News

April 28, 2015 In The News

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.

April 27, 2015 In The News

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 27, 2015 In The News

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.

April 21, 2015 In The News

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.

April 17, 2015 In The News

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.

April 17, 2015 In The News

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.

April 17, 2015 In The News

A group of young House Democrats launched a national tour on Thursday to lure millennial voters in 2016.

April 17, 2015 In The News

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.

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Videos

June 24, 2015 Video

Mr. Speaker,

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.

June 17, 2015 Video

ALZHEIMERS AND BRAIN AWARENESS MONTH REMARKS

 

Mr. Speaker:

The strength of our communities depends on the health and well-being of our families.  

June 11, 2015 Video

MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS THE FINAL AMENDMENT TO THE BILL. IT WILL NOT DELAY THE BILL, KILL THE BILL OR SEND IT BACK TO COMMITTEE. IF ADOPTED, THE BILL WILL PROCEED IMMEDIATELY TO FINAL PASSAGE, AS AMENDED. AS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, WE MUST ALWAYS HONOR OUR PROMISES TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE IN OUR MILITARY.

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