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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.