In The News

March 4, 2021 In The News

Enactment would allow some 42,000 veterans with disability retirement to receive full compensation, sponsors say.

Disabled veterans would get full military entitlements, under bipartisan companion measures now pending before both houses of Congress.

March 3, 2021 In The News

 Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., CA-36, is advocating for upgrades at Joshua Tree National Park, which hosts an average of more than three million visitors annually.

March 2, 2021 In The News

A Coachella Valley congressional member is calling on Walmart, Rite Aid and Walgreens to bring more life-saving COVIC19 vaccines to Riverside County.

February 23, 2021 In The News

Congressman Raul Ruiz is a physician and public health expert, representing one of California’s rural districts. He tells Lawrence O’Donnell that systemic inequalities and access to resources are the biggest challenge to getting vaccines to underserved communities.

February 11, 2021 In The News

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs advanced a proposal Thursday that would allot more than $15 billion to the Department of Veterans Affairs under President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan.

February 10, 2021 In The News

The United Farm Workers Foundation is working to get vaccines distributed to farmworkers in the Coachella Valley. 

The organization held a clinic for east valley workers Wednesday but some are saying more work needs to be done to protect our essential workers. 

February 9, 2021 In The News

The U.S. is currently administering about 1.4 million vaccination shots a day. About 9.5% of people in the U.S. have already gotten one dose.

But demand still outstrips supply in cities across the country, while anecdotes abound about difficulties of trying to get appointments.

February 9, 2021 In The News

Local Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz is urging retail pharmacies to join the fight for health equity when it comes to coronavirus vaccinations.

Ruiz wrote a letter to the CEO of CVS Health calling on the pharmacy giant to prioritize high-risk, underserved communities in its vaccine administration plans.

February 5, 2021 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is calling on governors to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prioritize food and agriculture workers in the vaccine rollout.