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October 7, 2021 In The News

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) at an Axios event on Thursday sounded the alarm over the burnout in the medical workforce.

Driving the news: Ruiz, a physician, said the pandemic underscored the need to bolster health care staff nationwide "so that we're not so vulnerable for another major disaster or a public health crisis, and we can really hold the line."

September 27, 2021 In The News

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will receive a nearly $5 million grant from the Department of Education’s Hispanic-Serving Institution’s (HSI) Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Articulation Program, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced today.

The grant will increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who graduate from CSUSB with degrees in STEM fields. Earlier this year, Ruiz wrote to Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona in support of the program.

September 13, 2021 In The News

The “Grow with Google” virtual workshop showed local small business owners how to connect with their customers, and manage their business remotely.

It was hosted by the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce and Congressman Raul Ruiz.

"The pandemic has really forced our small businesses to innovate, and those that innovated with online digital tools fared better in terms of keeping their doors open and their employees at work," said Ruiz.

September 8, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – On Monday, September 13 at 1:00 pm PT, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) will join Google and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce for a virtual workshop for local small businesses as part of the tech company’s ‘Grow with Google’ initiative.

August 20, 2021 In The News

Nearly $19 million in American Rescue Plan Funds have been distributed to theater venues and small businesses in the Coachella Valley area, it was announced Thursday.

Theaters and event sites in the 36th District of California were among 28 venues that received a portion of the nearly $19 million, Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Coachella, said.

August 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that 28 venues and small businesses in the 36th District received nearly $19 million in American Rescue Plan funds through the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) program.

July 15, 2021 In The News

For the first time ever, millions of Americans will be receiving a monthly tax credit payment beginning Thursday. This includes California families which could get up to $300 dollars per month, per child.

Congressman Raul Ruiz held a roundtable discussion with local representatives on what is expected moving forward.

The American Rescue Plan provides the largest child tax credit in history and is being looked at as a major step in tackling child poverty.

July 2, 2021 In The News

General Motors (GM) and Controlled Thermal Resources have reached a historic agreement to develop low-cost lithium at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field, the companies announced on Friday.

July 1, 2021 In The News

The House of Representatives passed the "Invest in America Act" on Thursday. The $715 billion transportation bill includes several additions from Congressman Raul Ruiz that will go towards local projects.

The passing of the bill means that the city of Indio will receive $20 million upgrade and expand the Monroe St. / I-10 Interchange.

According to the city of Indio. some of the improvements the project will provide include:

June 14, 2021 In The News

The story of Lithium Valley begins in earnest on Sept. 29, 2020.

That’s the day when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1657, sponsored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, creating a “Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California.” That commission is now called the Lithium Valley Commission.

What is this all about? Oh, just the fact that up to 40% of the world’s potential future lithium supply is located under and near the Salton Sea.