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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

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April 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to devote federal funding to help local communities recover from the Valentine’s Day flood.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C.— This week, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO) introduced the Veterans Conservation Corps Act, bipartisan legislation to connect veterans with employment opportunities in public lands maintenance.

April 8, 2019 Press Release

Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) helped pass H.R. 2030, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act, a bill that includes language Dr. Ruiz advocated for to preserve environmental regulations critical to protecting the Salton Sea. The bill passed the House unanimously and now heads to the Senate for further consideration.

April 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) voted for H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, a bill that strengthens legal protections for survivors of domestic violence and creates federal funding opportunities for local shelters in Riverside County and across the nation. The bill passed the House by a vote of 263 to 158.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) helped introduce legislation, along with Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), to expand access to a Medicare program that teaches patients with diabetes how to best manage their diabetes and cope with its effects.

March 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that his legislation, H.R. 1626, the Public Service Spending Integrity Act, passed the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support as part of H.R. 1, the For the People Act.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1381, the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, the first burn pits-related legislation to pass the House or Senate in 2019. H.R. 1381, authored by Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and co-led by Republican Rep.

March 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Raul Ruiz, M.D.

March 1, 2019 Press Release

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), announced important progress on his bill, H.R. 1381, the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, which has picked up critical, bipartisan support in the Senate. This week, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) joined Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Rep.

February 21, 2019 Press Release

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urging them to quickly implement the new Farm Bill and direct millions of dollars in new funding to conserve the Salton Sea.

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October 18, 2018 In The News

Every law enforcement officer deserves recognition and respect for the risks they take to protect our communities and preserve peace in our cities.  Officers become like family to the members of the communities they serve, and their fellow officers become their brothers and sisters.  Like a death in any family, losing an officer impacts the entire community, something I was reminded on October

October 26, 2017 In The News

Enrolling in Medicare Part B should be simple. But for years the government has been making enrollment nearly impossible for millions of seniors, especially those who are still working or who have delayed taking their Social Security benefits.

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.