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September 14, 2020 E-Newsletter
Dear Friends,

The September 30th deadline to fill out the 2020 Census is just around the corner. Right now, our district is falling behind. Only 57.8% of CA-36 has responded to the Census--that’s 10% less than the statewide self-response rate for California! 

September 10, 2020 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. released a new report prepared by the staff of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties detailing the dire costs of an undercount for California’s 36th Congressional District.

August 24, 2020 E-Newsletter
Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed an attack on the United States Postal Service at the hands of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The Postal Service is a pillar of our democracy enshrined in the Constitution, and I am committed to defending it for generations to come. 

Standing Up for USPS 

August 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) led 60 Members of Congress in calling on the Trump Administration to create a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan now that prioritizes health equity. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Rep.

August 17, 2020 Press Release

Thermal, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) – a physician and Southern California Congressman – donned PPE and administered COVID-19 tests to farmworkers in the eastern Coachella Valley. Farmworkers are essential workers who are at an increased risk of COVID-19 infection due to working and living conditions.

August 14, 2020 E-Newsletter
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how the health of us all is intertwined. The fact is, we won’t get this pandemic under control until every community in America has access to care. That means we must expand testing and health care services—especially for our essential workers who are risking their lives every day to keep America going.
July 31, 2020 E-Newsletter

I know how uncertain these times are. I have heard from many in our community, who after nearly four months, still have not received their Economic Impact Payment from the IRS. That is not right and unacceptable.

I am outraged and share your frustrations. That’s why I’m demanding that the IRS expedite these late and past due stimulus checks right away.  

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, the House of Representatives passed two important bills that contain provisions written by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. that will strengthen the federal, state, and local partnership to mitigate the impending public health crisis at the Salton Sea.

July 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. advocated for improved drinking water standards to protect underserved communities like the Oasis Mobile Home Park in Thermal, California. Dr.


In The News

August 19, 2020 In The News

Congressman Raul Ruiz held a news conference outside the U.S. Post Office in La Quinta to denounce the changes to the service implemented by Postmaster Louis DeJoy.

August 18, 2020 In The News

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, discussed a bill pending aimed at modified funding for the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

August 14, 2020 In The News

For farmworkers in California’s Coachella Valley, it’s brutally simple: no work means no food. But fear of contracting COVID-19 and spreading it amongst their families has created uncertainty and anxiety.

August 13, 2020 In The News

While House Democrats have passed novel coronavirus pandemic legislation that finally provides assistance to immigrant workers left out of previous legislation (and currently stalled by Senate Republicans), one member is going even further to ensure this community doesn’t fall through the cracks. California Rep.

August 11, 2020 In The News

In the nation’s patchwork response to the pandemic, Democratic congressman and physician Raul Ruiz is helping fill a gap by taking coronavirus testing directly to farmworkers in the Coachella Valley of California.

August 7, 2020 In The News

For years, American soldiers serving their country abroad were exposed to toxins from so-called burn pits.

Now, even as they celebrate a win following an approval by Congress for new health data transparency and accountability, some are concerned their illnesses make them more vulnerable to COVID-19.

August 4, 2020 In The News

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will consider legislation this week that would provide testing and health services to veterans sickened by exposure to hazardous chemicals in combat or garrison.

July 30, 2020 In The News

Issues with delivering stimulus checks issued under the CARES Act have been branded outrageous, with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) facing calls to expedite delayed payments.

July 24, 2020 In The News

It’s taken a while but Banning is now in a position to redevelop land that once housed the Municipal Banning Municipal Airport to grow local businesses.

July 23, 2020 In The News

“I am going to raise hell if that’s the scenario,” says Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-36), he’s not mincing words when it comes to equity in the future of the coronavirus vaccine distribution.