Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego yells on House floor, shows no remorse

May 6, 2017, 10:45 AM | Updated: May 8, 2017, 11:19 am

PHOENIX — As House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke on the House floor regarding the GOP health care bill, Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat, yelled “where’s the score.”

Gallego confirmed the reported outburst on CNN.

His complaint was for the lack of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score on the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. The CBO “provides the Congress with several hundred formal cost estimates that analyze the likely effects of proposed legislation on the federal budget,” per the office’s website.

Gallego didn’t seem to regret raising his grievance so boisterously.

“This is a new time in politics where people are just blatantly lying and, essentially, producing policies that are going to kill people,” he told CNN’s Brianna Keilar. “So, I think the old time of civility needs to go until we actually go back to the rules. But right now we’re about to kick off 24 million people off of health insurance.

“Somebody yelling for accountability and asking for CBO is not the thing we should really be worried about.”

He also took to Twitter to jab at Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, both Republicans.


Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A voter casts his ballot at a drop box on Nov. 8, 2022, in Mesa, Arizona. After months of candidate...
SuElen Rivera

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors responds to AG’s office about voting issues

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Sunday responded to the Arizona Attorney General's Office about voting issues on the Nov. 8 election.
21 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Enchant Scottsdale)...

Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Nov. 25-27

More Christmas events are popping up around the Valley and the police are looking for tips into a couple homicides over the weekend. Here are this weekend's top stories.
21 hours ago
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...

Suspect arrested after man fatally shot at Phoenix gas station

A man allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of a man at a Phoenix gas station was arrested Saturday.
21 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...

Detectives investigating fatal hit-and-run with pedestrian in wheelchair in Goodyear

A woman in a wheelchair died after she was struck by a vehicle in Goodyear Saturday evening, authorities said.
21 hours ago
(City of Peoria Photo)...
Audrey Jensen/Phoenix Business Journal

Peoria approves tax incentive agreement with mixed-use project developer

Peoria moved forward with what could be the final development agreement needed for a new mixed-use office project called Stadium Point.
21 hours ago
Follow @KTAR923...

Downtown Chandler hosts life-sized holiday treats display ‘Sugarland’

Downtown Chandler kicked off the holiday season with an interactive Christmas display filled with life-sized treats on Saturday.
21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

(Photo via MLB's Arizona Fall League / Twitter)...
Arizona Fall League

Top prospects to watch at this year’s Arizona Fall League

One of the most exciting elements of the MLB offseason is the Arizona Fall League, which began its 30th season Monday.
Quantum Fiber

Stream 4K and more with powerful, high-speed fiber internet

Picking which streaming services to subscribe to are difficult choices, and there is no room for internet that cannot handle increased demands.
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet can improve everyday life

Quantum Fiber supplies unlimited data with speeds up to 940 mbps, enough to share 4K videos with coworkers 20 times faster than a cable.
Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego yells on House floor, shows no remorse