Ruben (Ruben) Gallego (D-USH07)
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Capitol: 202.225.4065
FAX: 602.257.9103
District: 602.256.0551
District FAX: 602.257.9103
Representative
Room 1218 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0307

Residence: Phoenix, AZ
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Kate   DOB: 11/20/1979
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Cement Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Post-911 Veterans Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
Co-ChairDiversifying Technology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional ENGINE Caucus
Second Vice ChairCongressional Hispanic Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Federal Lands
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Military Personnel
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberUnited Solutions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Maricopa

Bio

Congressman Ruben Gallego [gah-YAY-go] represents the 7th District of Arizona, including parts of inner Phoenix and Glendale. Representative Gallego is the son of Hispanic immigrants, a veteran, and a community leader. He was the first in his family to attend college, graduating from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He later joined the Marine Corps, serving in Iraq with the well-known Lima 3/25 combat unit.

Congressman Gallego was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010, and served there until 2014. He represented District 27, which covers much of Phoenix. He rose quickly in the state legislature, serving as Assistant Minority Leader. Congressman Gallego became known for his tough stance against extreme legislation pushed by Republicans in the state legislature. He led the opposition to the discriminatory SB 1062, which Governor Jan Brewer ultimately vetoed. As a state legislator, Congressman Gallego also led the push for Medicaid expansion and to secure in-state tuition for veterans.

During his first term in the U.S. Congress, Representative Gallego has fought tirelessly on issues including defense, education, job creation, access to higher education, veterans' issues, and immigration reform. Making Arizona a better place to live, work, and raise a family is his top priority.

In his first year in Congress, Congressman Gallego introduced the VETS Act, which would reduce the burden of student loan debt on veterans. He has supported legislation to increase the hiring of veterans and provide additional benefits to wounded or deceased veterans and their families.

Since his election, Congressman Gallego has helped lead the effort to strengthen and restore the Voting Rights Act to ensure that all Americans have access to the ballot box. He has 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. He remains committed to keeping our promises to veterans, enacting secure and humane immigration policies, and ensuring a robust defense- and foreign policy that secures U.S. interests, partners, and allies around the world.

Congressman Gallego serves as a Senior Whip for the Democratic Caucus, Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus.

Congressman Gallego serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.








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