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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

Press Releases

August 13, 2019 Press Release
The bill is named after Cathedral City veteran Jennifer Kepner, who passed away from pancreatic cancer linked to her burn pits exposure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) announced the introduction of H.R. 4137, the Jennifer Kepner Healthcare for Open-air burn-Pit Exposure (HOPE) Act, legislation that would make veterans exposed to burn pits eligible for low-cost health care from the Veterans Administration.

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July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four amendments authored by Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) that seek to end the use of burn pits, educate doctors about the health effects of burn pit exposure, and increase transparency about active burn pits threatening the health of servicemembers stationed overseas. Dr.

July 10, 2019 Press Release
Legislation ensures that politicians serve their constituents, not themselves

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) introduced three bills to increase transparency in Washington and protect taxpayers from unethical use of their tax dollars. The Ruiz Ethics Package includes the Public Service Transparency Act, the Coach-Only Airfare for Capitol Hill (COACH) Act, and the Campaign Spending Integrity Act.

June 19, 2019 Press Release
House Passes Spending Bill Including Support for 2016 MOU and Additional Salton Sea Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2740, an appropriations bill that supports a federal agreement committing $30 million to projects addressing the environmental and public health crisis at the Salton Sea. The bill also included Dr.

June 14, 2019 Press Release
The bill will bring increased investment and job growth to rural America.

Washington, D.C. – This week, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) introduced the GROW American Jobs Act of 2019. This legislation will authorize the SelectUSA initiative at the Department of Commerce, which helps facilitate global investment in the United States.

May 16, 2019 Press Release
The letter cites widespread delays in the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Program, which provides benefits to the families of fallen officers

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) sent a letter to the Department of Justice urging the Department to address widespread delays in the administration of benefits to the families of fallen police officers.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) and the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) announced a $1.1 million federal grant that will expand childcare and early childhood education services for children of farmworkers in the Coachella Valley.

April 15, 2019 Press Release
The letter calls on President Trump to use federal disaster relief funds to help residents and business-owners overcome the flooding damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to devote federal funding to help local communities recover from the Valentine’s Day flood.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C.— This week, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO) introduced the Veterans Conservation Corps Act, bipartisan legislation to connect veterans with employment opportunities in public lands maintenance.

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