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Rep. Ruben Gallego

Representative for Arizona’s 7th District

pronounced ROO-bun // gah-YE-goh

Gallego is the representative for Arizona’s 7th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Gallego is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Gallego.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 16, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Ruben Gallego sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Gallego was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

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 at least about half 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gallego sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Education (18%) Immigration (14%) Crime and Law Enforcement (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) International Affairs (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Gallego’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gallego voted Yea

Failed 230/162 on Dec 20, 2018.

Gallego voted Aye

Passed 232/188 on Nov 1, 2017.

H.R. 2936 expedites forest health projects under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and improves forest management activities on public lands and and Tribal lands ...

Gallego voted Nay

Passed 386/41 on Jul 20, 2017.

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 ...

Gallego voted Nay

Passed 377/34 on Jun 23, 2017.

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, ...

Gallego voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Gallego voted Nay

Passed 309/118 on May 3, 2017.

This vote was on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, which would fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2017, that is, through the ...

Gallego voted No

Passed 416/7 on Mar 22, 2017.

Health care is one of the most contentious and partisan issues on Capitol Hill, but a bill intended to increase competition in the health insurance ...

Gallego voted Aye

Gallego voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. ...

Gallego voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Oct 2019, Gallego missed 58 of 3,099 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: