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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

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February 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced legislation to ensure public servants do not use their position to make a profit off the people they serve. The Ruiz Ethics Package includes the Campaign Spending Integrity Act, the Public Service Spending Integrity Act, and the Public Service Transparency Act.

January 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) delivered the below remarks during a Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Press Conference to defend access to high-quality, affordable health care for millions of Americans. Dr. Ruiz is one of only two Democratic physicians in the House and is Chair of the CHC Health Care and Mental Health Task Force.

January 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that he was appointed to the prestigious House Energy and Commerce Committee, an exclusive committee that deals with a wide range of that will be front and center in the coming months, including health care and energy policy. Dr. Ruiz will be the only Democratic physician on the committee.

December 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) issued the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they would deny permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe. Ruiz is Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs.

October 11, 2016 Press Release

Palm Springs, CA – October 11, 2016 – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), visited the Hilton Palm Springs Hotel as part of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) “Heart of the House” hotel tour to see firsthand the issues that matter most to hotels and their employees. 

October 10, 2016 Press Release

MECCA, Calif., October 10, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah and U.S. Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D.

October 9, 2016 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the following statement after two Palm Springs police officers were fatally shot and another was wounded while responding to reports of a domestic disturbance Saturday afternoon: 

September 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, following a visit to the proposed site of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-3) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs Raul Ruiz, M.D.

September 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today applauded House passage of her bill to improve the quality and safety of mobility equipment used by disabled veterans.



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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.