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November 19, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced H.R. 8775, the Salton Sea Public Health and Environmental Protection Act with Rep.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House unanimously passed Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.’s (CA-36) bill to expand access to lifesaving care for patients with opioid use disorder, specifically for those seeking long-term care after a trip to the emergency department. H.R.

November 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington D.C. – On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Wounded Veterans Recreation Act – a bill to guarantee free, lifetime national park passes for all disabled veterans to enjoy over 2,000 federal recreation sites. The legislation, introduced by Dr.

November 11, 2020 E-Newsletter
Dear Friends,
On Veterans Day, we honor our veterans for their service and sacrifice to our nation. Today, I invite you to join me in celebrating those who have put their lives on the line so that we may continue living safely and freely here at home.

Celebrating Veterans Day

October 30, 2020 E-Newsletter
Dear Friends,
Election Day is right around the corner. It is important that you are able to cast your vote safely this year. That’s why I’ve put together answers to your most frequently asked questions about voting in this year's election.

Your Voting Questions Answered

October 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. urged federal agencies to make good on their obligations to protect the environment and the public’s health at the Salton Sea.

October 3, 2020 E-Newsletter
Dear Friends,
Our community is in urgent need of relief. Families, workers, and small business owners in our district are hurting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This week, the House passed an updated version of the Heroes Act to save lives and protect Americans’ livelihoods. I am now calling on the Senate to act without delay.   
October 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. to strengthen environmental justice laws as part of the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. H.R.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- During the House Veterans Affairs Committee on September 23 hearing entitled “Toxic Exposures: Examining Airborne Hazards in the Southwest Asia Theater of Military Operations,” Congressman Ruiz questioned witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs about servicemembers' toxic exposure to burn pits.


In The News

February 5, 2021 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is calling on governors to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prioritize food and agriculture workers in the vaccine rollout.

February 2, 2021 In The News

Black and Latino Americans are falling behind in the nationwide race to get vaccinated against Covid-19, even in blue states and localities praised for championing racial equity during earlier phases of the pandemic.

February 1, 2021 In The News

Several Coachella Valley agencies and Riverside County partnered to bring a mobile vaccination site to farmworkers of the eastern Coachella Valley. A total of 250 vaccinations were designated for Monday's event at Tudor Ranch in Mecca.

February 1, 2021 In The News

Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has received a $25 million authorization to support its desalination program through the recently passed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that was signed into law in late December 2020. The recent WRDA passage increases Federal funding support for EMWD’s South Perris Desalination Program from $25 million to $50 million.

January 26, 2021 In The News

U.S. Reps. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, and Juan Vargas, D-San Diego reintroduced a bill this week that is aimed at cleaning up the New River, a highly polluted waterway originating near Mexicali, Mexico that flows north, emptying into the Salton Sea. 

January 6, 2021 In The News

Rep. Raul Ruiz began thinking in terms of a "mass shooter" situation when President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. 

January 5, 2021 In The News

The Eastern Municipal Water District will receive $25 million in federal funds over the next several years to expand its desalination program, increasing fresh water stocks and reducing dependence on water imports, the agency announced Tuesday.

December 29, 2020 In The News

President Donald Trump on Sunday signed a roughly $900 billion stimulus package meant to tackle both COVID-19 relief as well as federal spending. Tucked in the 5,593-page-long law, courtesy of Southern California Democrats, are provisions that hold the potential to unlock millions of dollars of new federal spending to address the Salton Sea.

December 23, 2020 In The News

The financial help that many have been waiting for is finally here, but is it enough, and will we be seeing more? NBC Palm Springs has reaction from local political leaders and residents that stress more aid is needed.

“I think this will take us through the recovery,” said Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of Treasury.