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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

Press Releases

February 21, 2019 Press Release
Dr. Ruiz urged the Administration to follow-through on their promise to support mitigation efforts at the Salton Sea

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urging them to quickly implement the new Farm Bill and direct millions of dollars in new funding to conserve the Salton Sea.

February 15, 2019 Press Release
Funds will expand program to train underserved youth in construction while building housing for homeless and low-income families

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) and the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) announced a $1,080,000 grant to expand vocational training and provide affordable housing for low-income families in the Hemet and San Jacinto region.

December 20, 2018 Press Release
Bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill signed into law, including key provisions that make the Salton Sea eligible for new federal funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, President Trump signed into law H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill, which changed critical agricultural conservation programs to make the Salton Sea eligible for millions in new federal funding. The changes were championed by Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and Sen.

December 19, 2018 Press Release
Grant will fund a program to remove hazardous fuels from private property and educate homeowners about fire safety
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.

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