Press Releases

November 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives passed the “Increasing American Jobs and Exports Act,” a bill by Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) that will help grow American jobs, strengthen small businesses, and increase exports of American-made products. The bill passed as part of H.R.

November 13, 2019 Press Release
Fights for Legislation to Address Youth Vaping Epidemic

Washington D.C. – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) spoke today on the nationwide youth vaping epidemic. Recently, in Desert Hot Springs Zane Martin, a local 15-year-old, was hospitalized for over a month with a life-threatening illness from vaping.

November 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) released a statement as the Supreme Court hears arguments surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Trump Administration is challenging lower court rulings to block the termination of the program after the administration announced it would wind down the DACA program in 2017.

November 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced the introduction of the Veterans Right to Breathe Act (H.R. 4574), bipartisan legislation aimed at providing disability compensation for veterans exposed to burn pits while serving our country overseas.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

Thermal, Ca. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. called on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to produce a plan and timeline to clean up the land in Thermal where recurring mulch fires have presented an environmental and public health hazard to area residents. In a letter to the Director of the BIA, signed also by Representative Raúl M.

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.