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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

Press Releases

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.

April 8, 2019 Press Release

Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) helped pass H.R. 2030, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act, a bill that includes language Dr. Ruiz advocated for to preserve environmental regulations critical to protecting the Salton Sea. The bill passed the House unanimously and now heads to the Senate for further consideration.

April 4, 2019 Press Release
The bill provides funding and legal protections for survivors of domestic violence in our communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) voted for H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, a bill that strengthens legal protections for survivors of domestic violence and creates federal funding opportunities for local shelters in Riverside County and across the nation. The bill passed the House by a vote of 263 to 158.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) helped introduce legislation, along with Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), to expand access to a Medicare program that teaches patients with diabetes how to best manage their diabetes and cope with its effects.

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