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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

Problem Solving and Bipartisanship

People in the 36th District are sick of the partisan bickering and political gamesmanship that has led to extreme gridlock in Washington. As a doctor, I have always put people above partisanship and solutions above ideology, and those are the values I’ve brought with me to Washington. 

I am proud to be a part of No Labels “Problem Solvers,” a group of solutions-oriented Democrats and Republicans from across the political spectrum dedicated to ending the partisan bickering in Congress and working together to find consensus to solve America’s biggest problems. As part of the “Problem Solvers,” I’m working with my colleagues across the aisle to come up with common sense solutions to create more jobs, make government more efficient and streamlined, and improve our health care system and Veterans’ Affairs (VA) services.

In July 2013, I joined more than 70 Democratic and Republican members of the No Labels “Problem Solvers” group to announce a landmark legislative package comprised of nine bipartisan, common-sense bills to make government more efficient and effective.  I am a cosponsor of all nine bills and a lead cosponsor on the 21st Century Health Care for Heroes Act, which will improve the delivery of veterans’ health care by merging the electronic health records of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. 

No one political party has a monopoly on good ideas. Just like in the Emergency Room, I’m open to pursuing any idea, whether it be Democratic or Republican, as long as it helps improve the lives of the people I serve in the 36th District. 

More on Problem Solving and Bipartisanship

April 29, 2016 Page

April 11, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today Dr. Ruiz (CA-36), a Harvard alumnus, was invited to speak at Harvard Medical School of Medicine to address health equity, social justice and diversity before students and faculty.
March 18, 2016 Press Release
Palm Desert, CA – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the following statement after meeting with Major General Lewis A. Craparotta and key leadership at the Marine base in Twentynine Palms.
March 3, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) authored a bipartisan letter, signed by 61 of his colleagues, to House Speaker Ryan urging a vote on emergency funding to fight the Zika virus that continues to spread through the Americas.
March 1, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) and Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) released the following statement after the House passed the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015.
February 8, 2016 Press Release
Palm Desert, Ca – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Interior announced $3 million in new funding for the Salton Sea.
January 11, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Tuesday, January 12 at 9:00PM ET, Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) announced that he will attend President Obama’s State of the Union Address and will host Dori Smith, a local volunteer leader of the California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
November 5, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) spoke on the House floor to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first large-scale Salton Sea restoration project at Red Hill Bay Marina.
November 4, 2015 In The News

 

Imagine a busy emergency department. An ambulance delivers a patient with a severely broken leg that is bleeding profusely.  In order to save the patient, the doctors must set priorities: first address the life-threatening problem (the profuse bleeding), and then go on to repair the fracture and rebuild the leg.

October 30, 2015 Press Release
Palm Desert, CA – Thursday, November 5 at 10:00AM, Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) will join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Imperial Irrigation District, and state and local officials in a “Playa Breaking” ceremony to initiate the first shovel-to-ground restoration and dust mitigation project at the Salton Sea.

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