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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

Press Releases

November 29, 2018 Press Release
Members call on Newsom to make mitigating the decline of the Salton Sea a priority for his administration

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert), along with a bipartisan group of Southern California lawmakers called on Governor-elect Newsom to make management of the Salton Sea a priority for his Administration and to visit the Sea within his first six months of taking office.

November 19, 2018 Press Release
Grant will fund a voluntary driver program and help provide transportation for 4,500 ill, elderly, and individuals with disabilities over the next three years

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) and the Independent Living Partnership announced a $1,318,000 grant to improve access to transportation for individuals with mobility issues throughout Riverside County and the Coachella Valley.

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October 8, 2018 Press Release

PALM SPRINGS, CA — Today, on the second anniversary of the deaths of local heroes Officers Gil Vega and Lesley Zerebny, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced additional support for H.R. 5060, the Heroes Lesley Zerebny and Gilbert Vega First Responders Survivors Support Act, and discussed next steps for advancing the bill.

April 24, 2018 Press Release
Bill increases access to comprehensive addiction treatment programs for seniors through Medicare

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced the Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act, a bill that will increase access for seniors on Medicare to comprehensive addiction treatment services such as care management, treatment planning, and support services.

February 23, 2018 Press Release
PALM SPRINGS, CA — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), local public safety leaders, and families of fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters came together to announce the introduction of the Heroes Lesley Zerebny and Gilbert Vega First Responders Survivors Support Act. This bipartisan bill would update the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit (PSOB) Program so that grieving families of fallen heroes will have the support they need to pay off their debt, pursue an education, and get back on their feet. Click here for more information.
February 9, 2018 Press Release
Bill part of disaster relief measures included in bipartisan budget deal

Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that his bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Act passed the House and the Senate as part of the budget deal and will be signed into law.

January 16, 2018 Press Release
Co-authors bipartisan bill to provide certainty for Dreamers left in limbo

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that he is an original co-sponsor of the USA Act, which provides a bipartisan fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and boosts border security.

December 21, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan bill provides resources for fire recovery, mitigation, and prevention

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) announced the House passage of his bipartisan Wildfire Prevention Act of 2017.

December 18, 2017 Press Release
Bill will raise taxes on hardworking families and force deep cuts to Medicare

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement after the House voted on the Conference Report to Accompany H.R.1, the Republican tax plan.

November 16, 2017 Press Release
Bill would give tax breaks to wealthiest and big corporations

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) issued the following statement after voting against H.R.1, the Republican tax plan that would raise taxes on middle-class families.

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