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September 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Salton Sea got its first congressional hearing since 1997. This comes after Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

September 14, 2020 E-Newsletter
Dear Friends,

The September 30th deadline to fill out the 2020 Census is just around the corner. Right now, our district is falling behind. Only 57.8% of CA-36 has responded to the Census--that’s 10% less than the statewide self-response rate for California! 

September 10, 2020 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. released a new report prepared by the staff of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties detailing the dire costs of an undercount for California’s 36th Congressional District.

August 24, 2020 E-Newsletter
Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed an attack on the United States Postal Service at the hands of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. The Postal Service is a pillar of our democracy enshrined in the Constitution, and I am committed to defending it for generations to come. 

Standing Up for USPS 

August 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) led 60 Members of Congress in calling on the Trump Administration to create a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan now that prioritizes health equity. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Rep.

August 17, 2020 Press Release

Thermal, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) – a physician and Southern California Congressman – donned PPE and administered COVID-19 tests to farmworkers in the eastern Coachella Valley. Farmworkers are essential workers who are at an increased risk of COVID-19 infection due to working and living conditions.

August 14, 2020 E-Newsletter
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how the health of us all is intertwined. The fact is, we won’t get this pandemic under control until every community in America has access to care. That means we must expand testing and health care services—especially for our essential workers who are risking their lives every day to keep America going.
July 31, 2020 E-Newsletter

I know how uncertain these times are. I have heard from many in our community, who after nearly four months, still have not received their Economic Impact Payment from the IRS. That is not right and unacceptable.

I am outraged and share your frustrations. That’s why I’m demanding that the IRS expedite these late and past due stimulus checks right away.  

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, the House of Representatives passed two important bills that contain provisions written by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. that will strengthen the federal, state, and local partnership to mitigate the impending public health crisis at the Salton Sea.


In The News

December 22, 2020 In The News

President Donald Trump told lawmakers to amend the latest COVID-19 relief bill, 24 hours after congress passed it.

Trump called the covid relief bill a 'disgrace,' in a video posted on his Twitter Tuesday night. He added that the bill delivered too much money to foreign countries, but not enough to Americans.

December 22, 2020 In The News

Southern California Democratic Reps. Lieu, Levin, Peters, and Ruiz laud the eleventh hour passage of a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill, but said the leaner than desired package leaves many gaps that the new administration will immediately need to address.

December 21, 2020 In The News

Red flags flutter outside the schools in Salton City when the air quality is dangerous. Dust billows across the desert, blanketing playgrounds and baseball diamonds, the swirling grit canceling recess and forcing students indoors. Visibility is so poor you can’t see down the block. Those days worry Miriam Juarez the most.

December 16, 2020 In The News

While lawmakers wrangle over a fresh relief package and a second round of stimulus checks, some Americans are still waiting for their first payments nearly nine months after the CARES Act was signed.

The act granted $1,200 payments to millions of eligible individuals to help with the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 12, 2020 In The News

Students across California are learning from home as coronavirus cases rise again, but Rep. Raul Ruiz said there's one aspect about remote learning that he feels the federal government is overlooking: high-speed internet.

December 4, 2020 In The News

Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and six other Members of Congress called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand the E-Rate Program to bring broadband internet access to students and families who are taking online classes while their school districts are closed to in-person learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

November 25, 2020 In The News

Over 4,000 farm workers have tested positive for coronavirus in Riverside County.

Farming communities in the Coachella Valley face higher exposure to to COVID-19, but record lower testing numbers.

November 24, 2020 In The News

As farmworkers picked the chard, kale and beets that Americans will eat on Thanksgiving Day, a truck blaring a recorded message pulled up to an eastern Coachella Valley field.

November 24, 2020 In The News

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz is giving back to the community ahead of Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2020 In The News

Southern California Democrats Rep. Raul Ruiz and Rep. Juan Vargas introduced a new bill on Thursday that would force the federal government to take a more active role in funding and managing Salton Sea habitat restoration and dust suppression.