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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

Press Releases

October 16, 2019 Press Release
Smoke from Fires at Facility Pose a Public Health Risk to Nearby Schools and Surrounding Community

Thermal, Ca. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. announced the pending closure of Sun Valley Recycling Center, the facility at the center of recurring mulch fires that are posing a public health hazard to nearby schools and the surrounding community.

October 10, 2019 Press Release

Thermal, Ca. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. held a problem-solving roundtable with representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, and other county and state officials and called for immediate action to remedy the bad practices at the Oasis Mobile Home Park in Thermal.

October 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. is calling attention to the children in California’s 36th District and across the country who are forced to ride in school buses without A/C during extreme heat temperatures.

October 3, 2019 Press Release

Thermal, CA – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) is calling for an investigation into the recurring mulch pile fires from waste disposal sites in Thermal. The burn piles, which allegedly consist of agricultural waste, tires, and PVC pipes, are emitting white, odorous smoke, and have drawn concerns from the community about the air quality in the area.

October 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) and Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) introduced bi-partisan legislation to provide the Indian Health Service with authority to acquire land and build an access road to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center outside of Hemet, California.

September 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced two bills to address health disparities in Native American communities.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement on the House Judiciary’s official impeachment inquiry.

Statement from Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D:

September 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) continues to sound the alarm that federal agencies must be held accountable for and fully engage on the imminent public health crisis at the Salton Sea. Dr. Ruiz and Rep.

August 13, 2019 Press Release
The bill is named after Cathedral City veteran Jennifer Kepner, who passed away from pancreatic cancer linked to her burn pits exposure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) announced the introduction of H.R. 4137, the Jennifer Kepner Healthcare for Open-air burn-Pit Exposure (HOPE) Act, legislation that would make veterans exposed to burn pits eligible for low-cost health care from the Veterans Administration.