Press Releases

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.

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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.

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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.

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July 24, 2019 Press Release
The bill requires CBP to conduct medical screenings, meet basic humanitarian standards to address the needs of children and families at the border

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Democratic leaders announced the passage of H.R. 3239, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four amendments authored by Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) that seek to end the use of burn pits, educate doctors about the health effects of burn pit exposure, and increase transparency about active burn pits threatening the health of servicemembers stationed overseas. Dr.

July 10, 2019 Press Release
Legislation ensures that politicians serve their constituents, not themselves

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) introduced three bills to increase transparency in Washington and protect taxpayers from unethical use of their tax dollars. The Ruiz Ethics Package includes the Public Service Transparency Act, the Coach-Only Airfare for Capitol Hill (COACH) Act, and the Campaign Spending Integrity Act.

June 19, 2019 Press Release
House Passes Spending Bill Including Support for 2016 MOU and Additional Salton Sea Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2740, an appropriations bill that supports a federal agreement committing $30 million to projects addressing the environmental and public health crisis at the Salton Sea. The bill also included Dr.

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