Stories tagged: "Rep. Ruben Gallego"

President Joe Biden holds up a proclamation designating the Baaj Nwaavjo I'Tah Kukveni National Monument at the Red Butte Airfield Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, in Tusayan, Ariz. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Biden Announces Historic Grand Canyon Monument Designation

The new national monument will preserve about 1,562 square miles just outside Grand Canyon National Park from mining and other activities that could disrupt the environment.

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House Dads: Gallego’s Paternity Leave Shows Slowly Growing Acceptance

While he’s been out of the office, he has not been off the grid: Gallego has issued statements, co-sponsored bills, and signed on to a number of letters about issues like the historic heat wave being felt in Arizona.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 29: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) listens during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol Building following a vote to pass the Respect For Marriage Act on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Sinema’s Fundraising Trails Gallego in Reelection Campaign She Has Yet to Announce

Despite lackluster fundraising, Sinema has spent roughly $200,000 of her campaign funds on wine, hotels, chauffeured rides, and airfare—all in the past 12 months.

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$50 Million Awarded to Help Arizona Families Afford Childcare, Education, and Healthcare

Head Start provides income-eligible families and at-risk pregnant people access to school readiness opportunities for children up to 5 years old.

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., speaks at the Capitol, Thursday, April 6, 2023, in Phoenix. Gallego was discussing newly announced water conservation funding for Gila River Indian Community and water users across the Colorado River Basin aimed to protect the stability and sustainability of the Colorado River System. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego Introduces Bill to Fight Big Pharma’s Price Gouging

The Lower Drug Costs for Families Act would require drug companies to pay a penalty if they raise prices faster than inflation and use those funds to protect and preserve Medicare.

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Supreme Court Clean Water Ruling Has Arizona Ranchers and Environmentalists at Odds

“If you love swimming in polluted creeks, this ruling is for you.”

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‘Unforgivable:’ Arizona Veterans Call out Republicans for Voting to Cut Their Benefits

An analysis suggests the GOP bill would force a 22% reduction in veterans benefits, which would eliminate thousands of staffing positions at the VA and cause Arizona veterans to lose 127,000 outpatient doctors visits.