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August 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4502, a government funding package, that included numerous high-priority provisions he secured.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced the introduction of H.R. 4722, the Vote Without Fear Act, to prevent armed intimidation at the voting booth. During the 2020 general election, there were numerous reports of individuals bringing firearms to federal election sites with the apparent purpose of intimidation.

July 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) introduced H.R. 4580, the American Seasonal and Perishable Crop Support Act, which would help level the playing field for Coachella Valley growers who compete against below-market foreign imports.

July 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that the American Rescue Plan has delivered over $1 million in Head Start funding to Riverside County Office of Education. Ruiz helped secure the grant funding to help get students back in the classroom and make up for lost learning time.

July 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that he had secured $10 million for ten Community Projects in four Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills that will expand access to health care, bring clean water to the Eastern Coachella Valley, and fund multiple local infrastructure projects.

July 7, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) revealed that local Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) leadership had allowed the Oasis Mobile Home Park (OMHP) to operate without a business lease and in unsafe conditions for more than thirteen years prior to the ongoing drinking water crisis.

July 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement on General Motors’ investment in lithium energy and power development at the Salton Sea:

July 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed the Invest in America Act, which includes several of Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.’s (CA-36) priorities to create good-paying jobs rebuilding roads, bridges, transit, rail, and wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.  

July 1, 2021 Press Release

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

June 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) joined DPCC Co-Chair Ted Lieu (CA-33) and Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27) and Mark Takano (CA-41) to urge passage of the Invest in America Act ahead of the House vote on the legislation this week.


In The News

September 8, 2021 In The News

“Are you Joe Biden?” a bewildered Jackson Elementary student asked, eyes wide, as a politician in an American flag mask, black tie and perfectly polished black shoes toured her school Wednesday, a posse of staffers, school employees and camera crews behind him.

"No, I'm not," said U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, chuckling.  

September 7, 2021 In The News

With just a week left until Election Day in the attempt to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, more than a quarter of registered voters in Riverside County have returned their ballots, with initial data showing that Republicans will need to pick up the pace to oust the Democratic governor.

August 27, 2021 In The News

Four MMA cage fighters from Desert Hot Springs are at the top of their sport and recently traveled internationally to compete in world championships, and now they’re being honored by Congressman Raul Ruiz (D) 36th District.

August 26, 2021 In The News

La Quinta resident James Bailey spent 5 years in Afghanistan protecting American diplomats for the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2014.

Speaking exclusively to News Channel 3's Jake Ingrassia, he said Thursday's deadly ISIS suicide bombing at the Kabul airport that killed 13 Marines was a preventable tragedy.

August 26, 2021 In The News

A handful of high school mixed martial artists were honored on Thursday for their recent success at the 2021 IMMAF Youth MMA World Championships.

Special moment here in Desert Hot Springs, Congressman Raul Ruiz honoring MMA standouts after bringing home medals from an overseas competition. We’ll have more tonight on @KESQ @BlakeArthur24

August 24, 2021 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is calling on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to rename Fort Hood after Gen. Richard Cavazos, the Army's first Hispanic four-star general.

In a letter to Austin on Monday, the CHC's leadership outlined Cavazos's military accomplishments, and provided alternate options to rename the Texas military base.

August 24, 2021 In The News

The first time ProPublica traveled to Thermal, California, in June 2020, the temperature happened to be 114 degrees, and we felt stupefied, literally unable to think. Everyplace, here in the eastern Coachella Valley, looked gorgeous … for 20 minutes at dusk. Nothing was beautiful at midday. The difference between the watered and unwatered fields was disorienting.

August 20, 2021 In The News

Nearly $19 million in American Rescue Plan Funds have been distributed to theater venues and small businesses in the Coachella Valley area, it was announced Thursday.

Theaters and event sites in the 36th District of California were among 28 venues that received a portion of the nearly $19 million, Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Coachella, said.

August 19, 2021 In The News

At least nine local entertainment venues impacted by shutdowns last year due to COVID-19 received American Rescue Plan funds as part of the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program. 

August 5, 2021 In The News

July wrapped a busy month of wins for the Blythe constituency, with California 36th District Congress Rep. Dr. Raul Ruiz further securing $1.85 million in Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriation bills toward area projects.