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September 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) accepted the Ohtli Award from the Government of Mexico on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).

September 8, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

September 8, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – On Monday, September 13 at 1:00 pm PT, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

August 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN) announced the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve access to and diversity in clinical drug and treatment trials. The Diversifying Investigations Via Equitable Research Studies for Everyone (DIVERSE) Act would allow the U.S.

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.

August 7, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called on Congressional leadership to direct significant federal funding in upcoming infrastructure legislation toward the restoration of the Salton Sea. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Ruiz, along with California Senators Feinstein and Padilla and Rep.

August 3, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA– Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced the extension of the eviction moratorium: 

August 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4502, a government funding package, that included numerous high-priority provisions he secured.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced the introduction of H.R. 4722, the Vote Without Fear Act, to prevent armed intimidation at the voting booth. During the 2020 general election, there were numerous reports of individuals bringing firearms to federal election sites with the apparent purpose of intimidation.

July 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced H.R. 4580, the American Seasonal and Perishable Crop Support Act, which would help level the playing field for Coachella Valley growers who compete against below-market foreign imports.


In The News

September 15, 2021 In The News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday issued a new emergency drinking water order to the Oasis Mobile Home Park, requiring management to provide alternative drinking water to residents, reduce the levels of arsenic in the Oasis drinking water distribution system and monitor the water for contamination.

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.

September 13, 2021 In The News

The slim Democratic majority in Congress is pushing forward with an ambitious plan to legalize an estimated 8 million immigrants living in the U.S. without legal status through a budget bill that would circumvent the 60-vote threshold typically needed to pass major legislation in the Senate.

September 9, 2021 In The News

Local  schools in the 36th District of California received nearly $250 million under the American Rescue Plan’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced.

September 8, 2021 In The News

Millions of dollars in pandemic relief funds are on full display at schools across the valley. One of the lawmakers behind the help, Congressman Raul Ruiz, visited Andrew Jackson Elementary in Indio on Wednesday to see firsthand how students and teachers have been able to safely start the school year.

September 8, 2021 In The News

“Are you Joe Biden?” a bewildered Jackson Elementary student asked, eyes wide, as a politician in an American flag mask, black tie and perfectly polished black shoes toured her school Wednesday, a posse of staffers, school employees and camera crews behind him.

"No, I'm not," said U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, chuckling.  

September 7, 2021 In The News

With just a week left until Election Day in the attempt to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, more than a quarter of registered voters in Riverside County have returned their ballots, with initial data showing that Republicans will need to pick up the pace to oust the Democratic governor.

August 27, 2021 In The News

Four MMA cage fighters from Desert Hot Springs are at the top of their sport and recently traveled internationally to compete in world championships, and now they’re being honored by Congressman Raul Ruiz (D) 36th District.

August 26, 2021 In The News

La Quinta resident James Bailey spent 5 years in Afghanistan protecting American diplomats for the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2014.

Speaking exclusively to News Channel 3's Jake Ingrassia, he said Thursday's deadly ISIS suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed 13 Marines was a preventable tragedy.

August 26, 2021 In The News

A handful of high school mixed martial artists were honored on Thursday for their recent success at the 2021 IMMAF Youth MMA World Championships.

Special moment here in Desert Hot Springs, Congressman Raul Ruiz honoring MMA standouts after bringing home medals from an overseas competition. We’ll have more tonight on @KESQ @BlakeArthur24