Press Releases

September 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) accepted the Ohtli Award from the Government of Mexico on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).

September 8, 2021 Press Release
Ruiz voted to secure historic federal funding that is helping get CA-36 students back in the classroom 

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

September 8, 2021 Press Release
Virtual workshop to kick off Small Business Week with resources for small business owners. 

Palm Desert, CA – On Monday, September 13 at 1:00 pm PT, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

August 24, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan, Bicameral legislation would improve clinical trial participation for communities of color.

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN) announced the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve access to and diversity in clinical drug and treatment trials. The Diversifying Investigations Via Equitable Research Studies for Everyone (DIVERSE) Act would allow the U.S.

August 19, 2021 Press Release
Ruiz voted to bring much-needed relief to CA-36 small business through the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program.

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that 28 venues and small businesses in the 36th District received nearly $19 million in American Rescue Plan funds through the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) program.

August 7, 2021 Press Release
Letter to Congressional Leadership urges Salton Sea funding based on Ruiz legislation

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called on Congressional leadership to direct significant federal funding in upcoming infrastructure legislation toward the restoration of the Salton Sea. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Ruiz, along with California Senators Feinstein and Padilla and Rep.

August 3, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA– Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced the extension of the eviction moratorium: 

August 1, 2021 Press Release
Ruiz’s provisions to deliver critical resources to San Jacinto, Blythe, and the entire Coachella Valley

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4502, a government funding package, that included numerous high-priority provisions he secured.

July 29, 2021 Press Release
The Vote Without Fear Act will address rising extremism, protect access to the voting booth.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced the introduction of H.R. 4722, the Vote Without Fear Act, to prevent armed intimidation at the voting booth. During the 2020 general election, there were numerous reports of individuals bringing firearms to federal election sites with the apparent purpose of intimidation.

July 21, 2021 Press Release
New, bipartisan legislation would help local growers fight back against unfair imports

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced H.R. 4580, the American Seasonal and Perishable Crop Support Act, which would help level the playing field for Coachella Valley growers who compete against below-market foreign imports.