In The News

April 17, 2021 In The News

The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition announced Friday it was awarded a $6 million federal grant to be used to construct additional affordable housing in both Riverside and Imperial counties.

April 14, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During military operations in the Global War on Terror and the Gulf War — and before those conflicts — the U.S. military employed open-air burn pits to incinerate garbage, medical waste, plastics, and other waste from military installations.

April 13, 2021 In The News

U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz M.D. (D-CA) is joining veterans advocate Jon Stewart, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), 9/11 responder and advocate John Feal, and an array of veterans groups Tuesday morning to announce "their landmark legislation, the Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act."

April 13, 2021 In The News

Latino members of Congress are pushing for a U.S. Army base to be named after a Latino military hero and for a greater recognition of the role of Hispanics in the nation’s defense.

April 13, 2021 In The News

In her native dialect, Elizabeth Esteban's mother tells him how proud she is to learn that she has just fulfilled the dream that so many young Latinos seek to achieve, a full scholarship to Harvard University . 

April 9, 2021 In The News

Michigan Reps. Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat, and Peter Meijer, a Republican, introduced a bill Thursday that removes a key barrier to health benefits for veterans exposed to toxic fumes while serving overseas.

April 7, 2021 In The News

When Congress is out, the doctor is in.

California Congressman Raul Ruiz is an emergency room physician who trades in a suit coat for a lab coat to vaccinate his own constituents.

April 6, 2021 In The News

PLEASANTON, CA — Pleasanton residents now have another choice when it comes to finding a COVID-19 vaccine near them.

Retail giant Walmart announced just days ago that they are now administering vaccines at 137 of its California pharmacies — including in Pleasanton at 4501 Rosewood Drive.

Included in the 137 locations are Sam's Club and Walmart Neighborhood Market stores.

March 26, 2021 In The News

A sweeping measure was introduced in the Senate Friday that could open up health care and disability compensation to a huge swath of veterans made sick by burn pits and other toxic exposures during military service.

March 25, 2021 In The News

As President Joe Biden, the first lady, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second gentleman, continue their “Help is Here” tour this week to inform people about the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, one congressman in Southern California is doing his part to fight the pandemic as well.