Gallego, a Democrat, is the representative for Arizona's 7th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Gallego is next up for reelection in 2018.
Read our 2016 Report Card for Gallego.
Gallego is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gallego has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Ruben Gallego sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on Armed Services
- House Committee on Natural Resources
Gallego was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
- H.R. 4010 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 522 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona, as the “Ed Pastor Post Office”.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Gallego sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Gallego’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4518: Bears Ears National Monument Expansion Act
- H.R. 4428: To amend the War Powers Resolution to transfer to the Committee on Armed ...
- H.Res. 596: Commending the heroism and achievements of Team USA at the Invictus Games Toronto ...
- H.R. 4016: Restore Veterans’ Compensation Act of 2017
- H.J.Res. 108: Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018 during any period between October 1, ...
- H.R. 3075: Give Our Troops a Raise Act of 2017
- H.R. 2848: RISE Act
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H.R. 2825: DHS Authorization Act of 2017
Jul 20, 2017. Passed 386/41.
H.R. 2825 authorizes the activities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and provides necessary oversight and guidance to the Department to ensure that it is effectively carrying out the mission of securing the homeland. A full section-by-section of the legislation can be found here ...
H.R. 2842: Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act
Jun 23, 2017. Passed 377/34.
H.R. 2842 connects low-income Americans looking for work with employers looking to fill job openings, including through apprenticeships and other forms of on-the-job training. Specifically, the legislation provides funding for states to subsidize employment for a limited time for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) ...
S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
From Jan 2015 to Dec 2017, Gallego missed 42 of 2,009 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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