Press Releases

November 24, 2020 Press Release
Report Highlights the Success of Coachella Valley Tribal EPA programs

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. announced the release of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report titled: EPA Grants to Tribes: Additional Actions Needed to Effectively Address Tribal Environmental Concerns. The report, which was requested by Dr.

November 19, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced H.R. 8775, the Salton Sea Public Health and Environmental Protection Act with Rep.

November 17, 2020 Press Release
Legislation to help patients access lifesaving care heads to the Senate

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House unanimously passed Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.’s (CA-36) bill to expand access to lifesaving care for patients with opioid use disorder, specifically for those seeking long-term care after a trip to the emergency department. H.R.

November 16, 2020 Press Release
Wounded Veterans Recreation Act Now Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

Washington D.C. – On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Wounded Veterans Recreation Act – a bill to guarantee free, lifetime national park passes for all disabled veterans to enjoy over 2,000 federal recreation sites. The legislation, introduced by Dr.

October 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. urged federal agencies to make good on their obligations to protect the environment and the public’s health at the Salton Sea.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. to strengthen environmental justice laws as part of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. H.R.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- During the House Veterans Affairs Committee on September 23 hearing entitled “Toxic Exposures: Examining Airborne Hazards in the Southwest Asia Theater of Military Operations,” Congressman Ruiz questioned witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs about servicemembers' toxic exposure to burn pits.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Salton Sea got its first congressional hearing since 1997. This comes after Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.