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The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, by a bipartisan vote of 236 to 181.
On Thursday morning Rep Ruiz, M.D. hosted a virtual discussion with members of the black community in the Coachella Valley, as well as police chiefs from neighboring law enforcement agencies.
Nearly half of the states across the U.S. are reporting an increase in coronavirus cases, potentially due to the phased-in re-openings and the ongoing protests. California is seeing a spike as well, as cases hit the highest one-day increase last Friday.
Today, Congressmen Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called on House and Senate Leadership to protect and expand funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs), which play a vital role in treating patients, working with local health departments, and fighting the spread of the coronavirus.
The men and women of today’s U.S. military are fighting battles and facing challenges long after they leave the battlefield and return home. We’re learning more every day about the long-term health effects of exposure to toxins, including large open-air burn pits that were used for waste disposal on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll hear from Senate Veterans Affairs member Sen.
On Wednesday morning Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. hosted a discussion with prominent black leaders of the Coachella Valley. They discussed protests, racism, and action amid a series of crimes targeting black people throughout the nation.
"There’s systemic racism that runs through the vain of America," Palm Springs First Baptist Church Pastor, Rodney Croom said.
Lawmakers say in order to prevent another major COVID-19 outbreak the country needs a nationwide testing and tracing strategy.
Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) says by the fall, states must do widespread COVID-19 testing and identify everyone who comes in contact with positive cases.
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
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.