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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

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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.

February 15, 2019 Press Release

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) and the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) announced a $1,080,000 grant to expand vocational training and provide affordable housing for low-income families in the Hemet and San Jacinto region.

December 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, President Trump signed into law H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill, which changed critical agricultural conservation programs to make the Salton Sea eligible for millions in new federal funding. The changes were championed by Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and Sen.

December 19, 2018 Press Release
Grant will fund a program to remove hazardous fuels from private property and educate homeowners about fire safety
November 29, 2018 Press Release

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert), along with a bipartisan group of Southern California lawmakers called on Governor-elect Newsom to make management of the Salton Sea a priority for his Administration and to visit the Sea within his first six months of taking office.

November 19, 2018 Press Release

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) and the Independent Living Partnership announced a $1,318,000 grant to improve access to transportation for individuals with mobility issues throughout Riverside County and the Coachella Valley.

October 8, 2018 Press Release

PALM SPRINGS, CA — Today, on the second anniversary of the deaths of local heroes Officers Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebny, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced additional support for H.R. 5060, the Heroes Lesley Zerebny and Gilbert Vega First Responders Survivors Support Act, and discussed next steps for advancing the bill.

August 10, 2018 Making Government Work for You
Since 2013 we have helped deliver $5,173,301 directly to constituents.
August 9, 2018 Making Government Work for You
In the past two years alone we've helped deliver $560,000 in Social Security and Medicare benefits.
August 7, 2018 Making Government Work for You
Since 2013, my office has helped over 750 local veterans get more than $3 million in benefits from the VA that were either caught up in bureaucratic red tape or improperly withheld.


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.