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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

Press Releases

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.

March 8, 2019 Press Release
Bill prevents public servants from funneling taxpayer dollars into their own or their family’s businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that his legislation, H.R. 1626, the Public Service Spending Integrity Act, passed the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support as part of H.R. 1, the For the People Act.

March 5, 2019 Press Release
The bipartisan Burn Pits Registry Enhancement Act now heads to the Senate where it already has bipartisan support from Senators Udall and Sullivan

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1381, the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, the first burn pits-related legislation to pass the House or Senate in 2019. H.R. 1381, authored by Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and co-led by Republican Rep.

March 5, 2019 Press Release
The bill would expand treatment options for Medicare beneficiaries affected by obesity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Raul Ruiz, M.D.

March 1, 2019 Press Release
For the first time, the bipartisan Burn Pits Registry Enhancement Act has a bipartisan companion in the Senate and is closer than ever to becoming law

PALM DESERT, CA — Today, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), announced important progress on his bill, H.R. 1381, the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, which has picked up critical, bipartisan support in the Senate. This week, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) joined Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Rep.

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.

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