Re-Elect Ruben A proud progressive fighting for us
Serving His Country:
Congressman Ruben Gallego is the son of Hispanic immigrants, a veteran, and a community leader. Along with his three sisters, he was raised by a single mother. First in his family to attend college, he graduated from Harvard with a degree in International Relations.
After college, Ruben joined the Marine Corps, serving in Iraq with the well-known combat unit Lima 3/25. Pictured here in 2005 is Ruben and his proud mother, Elisa Gallego, in Iraq.
Serving His Community:
Ruben was elected to the Arizona State Legislature in 2010, serving until 2014. He rose quickly and became Assistant Minority Leader. He was known for his tough stance against extreme legislation pushed by Republicans and led the push for Medicaid expansion and securing in-state tuition for veterans. Led the push for Medicaid expansion and securing in-state tuition
Fighting for Arizona
As State Representative, he led the opposition to the discriminatory SB 1062, which Governor Jan Brewer ultimately vetoed. Ruben also led the push for Medicaid expansion and securing in-state tuition for veterans. Making Arizona a better place to live, work and raise a family is his top priority. Led the push for Medicaid expansion and securing in-state tuition
Serving Us In Congress:
United States Congressman
Serving since 2015, Congressman Gallego represents Arizona's 7th congressional district. He's fought tirelessly on issues including education, job creation, access to higher education, veterans’ issues, and immigration reform. He's introduced the VETS Act, which would reduce the burden of student loan debt on veterans.
Supporting Smart Policy
Congressman Gallego helped lead the effort to strengthen and restore the Voting Rights Act in order to ensure that all Americans have access to the ballot box. He also authored legislation to encourage gun dealers to be stronger community partners in the struggle against gun violence and to crack down on irresponsible gun dealers.
Trump's Transgender Military Ban
"Banning any qualified person from serving their country, because of who they are is both discriminatory and bad national security policy. Trump will never understand complex military needs. He doesn't have the experience or intellectual capacity to learn. It is also ironic that Donald Trump who did everything to avoid Vietnam is stopping Trans people who want to serve. Lets look what is going on here. He is an impotent leader". - Congressman Gallego
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Challenging House Republicans & Trumpcare
"Paul Ryan has absolutely no morals when it comes to what he hopes to bring in terms of health insurance," Gallego said to CNN. "He is more focused on making sure that the top one percent gets their tax cut than to make sure that Americans have lower premiums and more coverage." -- "You know, we've heard in politics all the time that you're robbing Peter to pay Paul. In this instance, we are essentially going to be killing Peter to make sure that Paul gets his tax cuts". - Congressman Gallego
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Republicans using Vet Bill to sneak funds for Trump Wall
It's already abundantly clear that Mexico won't pay for Trump's stupid, dumb border wall. We must not allow precious resources to be robbed from our troops simply to score political points for Trump's ego". - Congressman Gallego
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ARIZONA'S 7th DISTRICT
Immigrants, the LGBT community, and all other threatened communities
stronger communities through education and social empowerment