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June 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced new legislation to drive federal investment at the Salton Sea. H.R.

June 9, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that a major infrastructure project for the 36th District was selected for authorization and funding in the INVEST in America Act. This legislation includes $20 million specifically for the Monroe St.

June 7, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that the Department of Education has sent nearly $217 million in funding through the American Rescue Plan to colleges and universities that serve students in the 36th District.

June 4, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, the office of Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Every year, students submit entries to their representative’s office and a panel of local artists who select the winning entry.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement on the release of President Biden’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes historic investments for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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May 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and Juan Vargas (CA-51) sent inquiries to the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to identify the cause of delays and establish a path towards completion of the Red Hill Bay Project at the Salton Sea.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced H.R.

May 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) led a meeting Vice President Harris and his fellow Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members (CHC) to discuss how we can address the root causes of migration from Northern Triangle countries.

Following the meeting, Dr. Ruiz issued the below statement:

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May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) led a meeting with Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to discuss the American Jobs Plan and equity in transportation. Dr. Ruiz is Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and released the following statement after this week’s meeting.

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June 4, 2021 In The News

The state Senate and Assembly budget committees have agreed to include $30 million in their 2021-22 budget proposal to build new housing for residents of the troubled Oasis Mobile Home Park in Thermal. The funds were requested by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella. 

June 3, 2021 In The News

President Joe Biden has declared June as National Month of Action in a final push to reach the administration’s goal of getting at least 70% of American adults inoculated with at least one COVID-19 shot by July 4. 

The president is challenging colleges and mayors across the country to increase vaccination rates amid a downturn.  

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May 31, 2021 In The News

Four life-size bronze statues of Tuskegee Airmen now stand in front of the Palm Springs Air Museum, unveiled Monday morning to a crowd that included relatives, veterans and loved ones of those killed while serving their country.

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May 28, 2021 In The News

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz hosted a Mental Health Roundtable discussion with Dr. Jill Gover, the project health manager for the Desert AIDS Project, and a variety of community leaders.

"It's very very important to let people know that there are services. given what we have been through in the past 15 months. I think all of us could really benefit from therapy," Gover said.

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May 27, 2021 In The News

The Veterans Administration would have to cover more veterans who were exposed to poisons during their service under a sweeping bill sponsored by leaders of the House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee. 

The bill would provide coverage for as many as 3.5 million veterans who were exposed to toxic substances. 

May 26, 2021 In The News

Across the vast expanse of the Salton Sea there is white gold in those waters deep below the ground, the Salton Sea has been called the lithium valley, for good reason. 

The waters of the lake run along what is called "the ring of fire", a horseshoe of high volcanic activity, where geothermal movement will be seen, lithium is a by-product of the geothermal energy process - 

May 26, 2021 In The News

Congress may be on the verge of passing the most comprehensive legislation dealing with military toxic exposure issues in 30 years, potentially granting new health care and disability benefits to one out of every five living American veterans. 

May 22, 2021 In The News

Around 300 high school seniors across the country were selected to virtually attend a White House graduation ceremony that took place this week with Vice President Kamala Harris. Four of them are students from Riverside County. 

May 20, 2021 In The News

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, introduced legislation Wednesday that would alter the way the federal government enforces clean drinking water requirements in the wake of a lengthy battle with the owner of a mobile home park near Thermal where federal authorities have detected dangerous levels of arsenic in the water system. 

May 19, 2021 In The News

Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. tells News Channel 3 exclusively that his office has sent letters to Fish and Wildlife Service and Imperial Irrigation District in regards to the Red Hill Bay Project at the Salton Sea. 

The joint effort between IID and FWS broke ground in 2015, but has yet to be completed. 

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