Press Releases

June 15, 2021 Press Release
The Salton Sea Projects Improvements Act would help strengthen an all-hands-on-deck approach to the urgent public health crisis at the Sea.

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced new legislation to drive federal investment at the Salton Sea. H.R.

June 9, 2021 Press Release
Legislation would provide $20 million to expand, improve the I-10/Monroe St. Interchange

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that a major infrastructure project for the 36th District was selected for authorization and funding in the INVEST in America Act. This legislation includes $20 million specifically for the Monroe St.

June 7, 2021 Press Release
The American Rescue Plan will help CA-36 students get back in the classroom and access critical financial aid

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that the Department of Education has sent nearly $217 million in funding through the American Rescue Plan to colleges and universities that serve students in the 36th District.

June 4, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, the office of Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Every year, students submit entries to their representative’s office and a panel of local artists who select the winning entry.

May 28, 2021 Press Release
Ruiz Applauds Historic Proposed Investments in Tribal Health

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement on the release of President Biden’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes historic investments for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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May 26, 2021 Press Release
The Honoring our PACT Act includes Ruiz’s Priority to Help Veterans Get the Care They Need

Washington, D.C. – Today, veteran advocate Jon Stewart, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

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May 20, 2021 Press Release
Congressional Oversight Effort Addresses Delays in the First Large-Scale Salton Sea Habitat Project

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and Juan Vargas (CA-51) sent inquiries to the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to identify the cause of delays and establish a path towards completion of the Red Hill Bay Project at the Salton Sea.

May 19, 2021 Press Release
Legislation would strengthen EPA authorities and protect East Valley residents

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced H.R.

May 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) led a meeting Vice President Harris and his fellow Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members (CHC) to discuss how we can address the root causes of migration from Northern Triangle countries.

Following the meeting, Dr. Ruiz issued the below statement:

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May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) led a meeting with Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to discuss the American Jobs Plan and equity in transportation. Dr. Ruiz is Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and released the following statement after this week’s meeting.

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