Ruben (Ruben) Gallego (D-USH03)
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Capitol: 202.225.4065
FAX: 602.257.9103
District: 602.256.0551
Representative
Room 1114 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0303

Residence: Phoenix, AZ
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Sydney Barron   DOB: 11/20/1979
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHouse Baltic Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Colombia
Co-ChairMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Post-911 Veterans Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberPurple Heart Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Iraq Caucus
Co-ChairDiversifying Technology Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Co-ChairCongressional ENGINE Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Indian and Insular Affairs
FC MemberCentral America Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hockey Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
MemberJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberUnited Solutions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Future Caucus
FC MemberCongressional E-Commerce Caucus
FC MemberDemocracy Reform Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Fentanyl Prevention Caucus
FC MemberFood Allergy Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dads Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
Counties Representing
Maricopa / Pima / Pinal / Santa Cruz / Yuma

Bio

Born the son of Latino immigrants-his mother from Colombia and father from Mexico-Representative Ruben Gallego knows what it means to live the American Dream. That's why he's working in congress to make sure all Arizonans, and Americans, can live theirs.

Rep. Gallego represents the 3rd District of Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was first elected in 2014.

He grew up on the South Side of Chicago with three sisters and was raised by his single mother. He supported his family throughout school by working as a janitor, a cook, and at a meat-packing plant.

He was the first in his family to attend college, graduating from Harvard University.

Rep. Gallego enlisted in the Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq in 2005 as an infantryman, serving with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines.

His Company saw some of the worst fighting of the Iraq War, losing 22 Marines and a Navy Corpsman to enemy action in eight months. Following his experience in Iraq, Congressman Gallego committed to ensuring that servicemen and -women are never sent into harm's way without a plan for winning the fight and securing their wellbeing while deployed and back in the United States.

In Congress, Rep. Gallego is proud to defend Arizona and protect its water supply and natural beauty as a member of the House Natural Resources Committee.

He held the first-ever House hearing on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, oversaw the House passage of Carcieri fix legislation affirming Tribal Nations' right to sovereign homelands, and championed investment in broadband and other critical infrastructure on Tribal land.

He has advocated for cornerstone federal land and wildlife conservation laws and worked to improve access to America's iconic public lands.

Rep. Gallego is a leading voice on national security issues. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee where he is the current ranking member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations. His work involves retaining the United States' qualitative military edge and employing U.S. military power only when necessary.

Rep. Gallego was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010 and served until 2014. As a state legislator, he became known for his tough stand against extreme legislation pushed by Republicans in the state legislature. He also led the push to expand Medicaid and worked to secure in-state tuition for veterans.