In The News

September 8, 2021 In The News

“Are you Joe Biden?” a bewildered Jackson Elementary student asked, eyes wide, as a politician in an American flag mask, black tie and perfectly polished black shoes toured her school Wednesday, a posse of staffers, school employees and camera crews behind him.

"No, I'm not," said U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, chuckling.  

September 7, 2021 In The News

With just a week left until Election Day in the attempt to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, more than a quarter of registered voters in Riverside County have returned their ballots, with initial data showing that Republicans will need to pick up the pace to oust the Democratic governor.

August 27, 2021 In The News

Four MMA cage fighters from Desert Hot Springs are at the top of their sport and recently traveled internationally to compete in world championships, and now they’re being honored by Congressman Raul Ruiz (D) 36th District.

August 26, 2021 In The News

La Quinta resident James Bailey spent 5 years in Afghanistan protecting American diplomats for the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2014.

Speaking exclusively to News Channel 3's Jake Ingrassia, he said Thursday's deadly ISIS suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed 13 Marines was a preventable tragedy.

August 26, 2021 In The News

A handful of high school mixed martial artists were honored on Thursday for their recent success at the 2021 IMMAF Youth MMA World Championships.

Special moment here in Desert Hot Springs, Congressman Raul Ruiz honoring MMA standouts after bringing home medals from an overseas competition. We’ll have more tonight on @KESQ @BlakeArthur24

August 24, 2021 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is calling on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to rename Fort Hood after Gen. Richard Cavazos, the Army's first Hispanic four-star general.

In a letter to Austin on Monday, the CHC's leadership outlined Cavazos's military accomplishments, and provided alternate options to rename the Texas military base.

August 24, 2021 In The News

The first time ProPublica traveled to Thermal, California, in June 2020, the temperature happened to be 114 degrees, and we felt stupefied, literally unable to think. Everyplace, here in the eastern Coachella Valley, looked gorgeous … for 20 minutes at dusk. Nothing was beautiful at midday. The difference between the watered and unwatered fields was disorienting.

August 20, 2021 In The News

Nearly $19 million in American Rescue Plan Funds have been distributed to theater venues and small businesses in the Coachella Valley area, it was announced Thursday.

Theaters and event sites in the 36th District of California were among 28 venues that received a portion of the nearly $19 million, Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Coachella, said.

August 19, 2021 In The News

At least nine local entertainment venues impacted by shutdowns last year due to COVID-19 received American Rescue Plan funds as part of the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program. 

August 5, 2021 In The News

July wrapped a busy month of wins for the Blythe constituency, with California 36th District Congress Rep. Dr. Raul Ruiz further securing $1.85 million in Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriation bills toward area projects.