Press Releases

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. applauded passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, historic families and workers-first legislation, which will now go to the President’s desk for his signature.

March 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Dr. Ruiz announced the introduction of the Care for COVID-19 Act, which would require health plans to cover diagnostic and treatment services related to COVID-19, at no cost to the patient.

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March 19, 2020 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) continued his COVID-19 public health education with a district-wide telephone town hall. Along with a panel of local public health experts, Dr. Ruiz answered the community’s questions on the coronavirus and our nation’s response. This comes after Dr.

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March 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States and around the world, Reps. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), Underwood (IL-14), and Roe (TN-01) have introduced a bipartisan bill in the House to analyze the dependence of the United States on critical drugs and medical devices that are sourced or manufactured outside of the United States.

March 6, 2020 Press Release
Dr. Ruiz speaks with Vice President Pence, presides over House floor for vote on coronvarius response package Dr. Ruiz speaks with Vice President Pence, presides over House floor for vote on coronvarius response package

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) presided over the House floor before voting for an $8.3 billion emergency supplemental package to address the coronavirus. Just hours before, Dr. Ruiz spoke with Vice President Mike Pence during a briefing with other Members of Congress to discuss our national response to this urgent public health threat. 

March 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called on Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to work to protect grape growers in the Coachella Valley who are losing business as a result of imports from Mexico. The letter asks the Departments to brief Dr.

February 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) voted in favor of H.R. 2339, the Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act. The bill, which passed the House 213-195, includes a ban on the manufacturing and sale of flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco. Also included in the bill is a measure from Dr.

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February 25, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) announced a $1.5 million Bureau of Reclamation grant award that will go toward water conservation efforts. The announcement comes after Dr.

February 18, 2020 Press Release

Palm Springs, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) spoke out against the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which would cut $1.6 trillion from health care programs over the next 10 years. Alongside local health care groups, Dr.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is pushing the Department of Health and Human Services to promptly reimburse Riverside County for expenses related to receiving, testing, housing, and monitoring Americans quarantined upon their return from China. Dr. Ruiz led a letter also signed by Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41) and Rep.

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