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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

Jobs and Economy

My top priority in Congress is creating jobs. The very first bill I introduced as a Member of Congress was the SelectUSA Authorization Act of 2013, which would provide incentives for global companies and investors to create jobs in the 36th District and across the United States. This legislation is part of the “Make it in America” plan, which is an initiative to spur domestic manufacturing and job creation.

America should be the premier place in the world to do business, and my bill will help increase our nation’s competitiveness in the global economy by recruiting companies to our shores and providing incentives for investors to create high-quality jobs here at home rather than shipping jobs overseas. People all across the 36th District are ready to get to work. 

By attracting global businesses to our local communities, this common sense legislation will help create well-paying jobs and strengthen our economy locally and throughout the country. My bill will help link local communities with international companies and investors who want to expand nationwide, and it helps provide insight into resources such as the Coachella Valley Enterprise Zone and Foreign Trade Zone.

I am proud to be a member of the bipartisan Small Business Caucus, which focuses on bringing Democrats and Republicans together to support small business growth and development.

Small businesses are the drivers of job creation and economic growth and the lifeblood of our economy. They embody the spirit of American entrepreneurship and ingenuity that makes our country the most innovative in the world. But in order for our small businesses to be able to succeed, we need to cut bureaucratic red tape, level the playing field, and foster an economic environment that gives our small business owners the tools they need to create new jobs and thrive.

I was proud to see my small business amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act pass with overwhelming bipartisan support. My amendment, which strengthens the ability of small businesses to provide cybersecurity solutions to the federal government, will level the playing field for our small businesses and provide greater opportunities for them to innovate, compete, and create jobs while working to address our growing national cybersecurity threats.

More on Jobs and Economy

July 13, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz’s (D-Palm Desert) bill H.R. 387, the Economic Development Through Tribal Land Exchange Act, unanimously passed the House of Representatives.
June 26, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down their decision on Obergefell v. Hodges concerning the right of same sex couples to marry.
June 3, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) announced the Small Business Administration (SBA) will open a local resource office in the Coachella Valley.
April 23, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) wrote Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel asking that the Department of the Interior (DOI) move forward with the federal portion of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and ensure that lands at and underneath the Salton Sea are designated as a renewable energy Development Focus Area.
April 16, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) led 35 Members of Congress in a letter to Governors of 11 states considering legislation similar to the discriminatory law passed in Indiana that would allow businesses to openly discriminate against LGBT Americans.
February 19, 2015 Press Release
PALM DESERT, CA – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) announced the introduction of his legislative package designed to help small businesses create jobs in the Coachella Valley and across the country.
January 27, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) announced his appointment as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs on the House Natural Resources Committee for the 114th Congress.
January 21, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement on President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address.
December 12, 2014 Press Release
Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement after voting to pass the Senate amendment to H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015.
November 20, 2014 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement following President Obama's announcement of pending executive action.

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