Press Releases

November 19, 2021 Press Release
Legislation includes Ruiz’s priority to address the crisis at the Salton Sea 

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, historic legislation that builds on the success of the American Rescue Plan by delivering once-in-a-generation action to lower the everyday costs that burden working families in the 36th District – from health care to child care to housing. Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

November 17, 2021 Press Release
Legislation to improve reporting of burn pits-related deaths, advance crucial medical research

Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2433, the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and co-led by Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) to improve the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

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November 5, 2021 Press Release
Ruiz votes to create good-paying, clean energy jobs and make bold investments in California’s infrastructure

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan infrastructure package focused on creating millions of American jobs, rebuilding our nation’s roads and bridges, and combatting the climate crisis. Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

November 4, 2021 Press Release
$1,000 Monthly Increase in Social Security Plus $60,000 in Backpay

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that John, a 70-year-old Palm Springs resident, finally received his Survivor Benefits 16 years after the death of his husband. The news comes after Congressman Ruiz’s office stepped in to resolve a long-standing dispute with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that had continued even after the U.S.

October 28, 2021 Press Release
Ruiz also calls for passage of his legislation in memory of fallen officers Zerebny and Vega

Washington, D.C. – Today, on National First Responders Day, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is calling for the House to take up his legislation, the Heroes Lesley Zerebny and Gil Vega First Responders Survivors Support Act and voted to pass additional bills to support first responders.

October 22, 2021 Press Release
Funding to support educational and career development for San Jacinto and Hemet youth

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) announced a $1.27 million grant award through the U.S. Department of Labor that will fund Riverside County’s YouthBuild project.

September 27, 2021 Press Release
Ruiz helped secure crucial funding to create STEM opportunities for local students

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced a nearly $5 million grant for California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) from the Department of Education’s Hispanic-Serving Institution’s (HSI) Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Articulation Program.

September 23, 2021 Press Release
NDAA to address urgent public health crisis facing veterans and give servicemembers a much-needed pay increase 

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed three of Ruiz’s bills to address the military’s use of toxic burn pits as part of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022.

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September 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Raul Ruiz, M.D. released the following statement regarding the Senate Parliamentarian’s ruling on a pathway to legal status via reconciliation:

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September 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) accepted the Ohtli Award from the Government of Mexico on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).

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