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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

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December 30, 2020 E-Newsletter

I am thrilled with all that we have accomplished this year to low

January 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. released the following statement today in support of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals determines the constitutionality of ICWA in the case Brackeen v. Bernhardt.

Statement from Dr. Raul Ruiz: 

January 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is urging the Department of Agriculture to support the State of California’s funding request for the Salton Sea. In a letter led by Dr. Ruiz and sent Wednesday to the Secretary Sonny Perdue, Rep. Ruiz, Rep.

January 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) voted in favor of legislation to protect Americans from cancer-linked “forever chemicals” that have been found in drinking water and household products across the country. The bipartisan PFAS Action Act of 2019 passed the House Friday.

January 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop new flight paths as noise pollution and particulate matter from heavy air traffic continue to harm area residents’ quality of life. Urging the FAA to fast-track new flight plans in a letter sent along with other members of Congress, Dr.

December 23, 2019 E-Newsletter

Great news! The President signed into law my two pieces of legislation to help end the military's use of toxic burn pits and get exposed veterans the care they need. This was included in this year's National Defense Authorization Act.

December 23, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, President Trump signed into law three major legislative priorities of Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) – two of which will help servicemembers and veterans affected by toxic military burn pit exposure, with the third provision more than doubling the investment in mental health services for law enforcement officers.

December 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) voted in favor of the United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) Trade agreement passed by the House of Representatives yesterday to improve labor standards to grow American jobs, strengthen environmental protections, and increase investments to address water pollution along the U.S.-Mexico border.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) voted today to reinstate the full deduction on state and local taxes taken away by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115–97). H.R.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, Dr. Ruiz released the following statement regarding the House vote to impeach President Donald Trump. 


In The News

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.