Monday, June 29, 2015

AZ US Rep Ruben Gallego Actions Statements and Press Releases

Congressman Ruben Gallego
Congressman Gallego on Obergefell v. Hodges Decision
Washington, DC – Today the United States Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in support of marriage equality. Congressman Ruben Gallego released the following statement:
“I applaud the Supreme Court's decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case. We can finally say that same sex marriage is the law of the land. It is truly a great day in America. Today we can stand tall and proud knowing that equality prevailed and discrimination can no longer hide behind the rule of law
Republicans have been fighting the Affordable Care Act from day one and today for the second time the Supreme Court upheld the law and sided with millions of American families who thanks to the ACA have quality, affordable care. This decision ensures that no matter what state you live in, you have access to premium tax credits to afford dependable and quality care.
Two House Democrats want their colleagues to sign a letter to President Obama urging him to resist calls to escalate U.S. military involvement in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  
Congressman Ruben Gallego stood in front of a packed audience of Phoenix residents Monday night and told them that the extent to which he can help force the FAA to reconsider the changes it made to Sky Harbor’s flight paths last fall is limited.

“What we need now is to shift the focus to [Senator John] McCain and [Senator Jeff] Flake,” he said. “If we want a quick and dynamic fight, McCain and Flake have to get involved.”
Congressman Gallego’s Statement on the Shooting at the Historic Emanuel AME Church
Washington, DC - Congressman Gallego released the following statement about the shooting at the Historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina:
"I want to extend my condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims in the shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Our country mourns today for the lives that were taken last night in such a despicable and heinous way. Our citizens should feel safe to attend church and live their day to day lives without fear."
Affordable Care Act: White House Touts Health Insurance Gains in Arizona Under Obamacare
WASHINGTON –– Arizonans without health insurance fell from 20.4 percent of state residents in 2013 to 17.5 percent in 2014, further proof that Obamacare is working, the White House said last Tuesday.
The administration released new health care numbers for every state and the nation on the same day that President Barack Obama 
Report: State, national economies could surge under deportation-deferral plans
WASHINGTON - Granting deportation deferral to an estimated 137,000 Arizona residents would add hundreds of jobs annually and billions of dollars over a decade to the state economy, according to a new state-by-state analysis.
The Center for American Progress report, released Monday, claimed that immigrants who are in this country illegally could contribute $230 billion to the gross domestic product over the next 10 years if currently stalled deportation actions are allowed to take effect.
Washington, DC – Today marks the 3 year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood 
Arrivals program (DACA). Congressman Gallego released the following statement:
“Today we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of DACA, which has provided relief from deportation and work permits for over 664,000 DREAMers; and many more qualify and apply every day. It is estimated that the Deferred Action programs will grow our economy by $230 billion over 10 years – including a cumulative increase in Arizona’s GDP of $6.2 billion. Deferred Action programs like DACA are not just the right thing to do and the moral ting to do, but they are also in the best interest of our economy and our country.
Better Lives, Shaky Futures for Immigrants Three Years Into DACA 
Belen Sisa has been working full time while attending community college for the past two years building a future that sits on the shaky foundation of a three-year-old immigration program.
Sisa, originally from Argentina, is one of the hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were able to exit their lives lived illegally in the U.S. and move into a quasi-legal status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program begun by presidential executive action.

The new existence has even been dubbed with it's own name from recipients _ DACAmented

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