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July 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. advocated for improved drinking water standards to protect underserved communities like the Oasis Mobile Home Park in Thermal, California. Dr.

July 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is calling on the IRS to expedite stimulus checks to people who still have not received their Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks) and to be more responsive in answering inquiries about the status of pending checks. In a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig, Dr.

July 28, 2020 E-Newsletter

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how important robust federal funding is for our schools, health care, and infrastructure. That’s why it’s so critical that EVERYONE participates in the 2020 Census. 

July 23, 2020 E-Newsletter
Right now, our brave servicemembers overseas and our returning veterans continue to suffer the health effects of their exposure to toxic burn pits. Our heroes cannot afford to wait. That is why I am continuing the fight to end the use of burn pits once and for all. 

Continuing the Fight: Burn Pits Legislation Passes House

July 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is putting pressure on companies to ensure vulnerable populations and frontline workers have access to COVID-19 vaccines. During a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing, Dr. Ruiz questioned executives on their vaccine distribution plans to address health disparities.

July 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four of Dr. Ruiz’s bills as amendments to address the military’s use of toxic burn pits. The four pieces of legislation, which passed as part of H.R. 6395, the William M.

July 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington DC – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced five new pieces of legislation to address the military’s use of toxic burn pits. Dr. Ruiz has consistently fought for legislation on behalf of servicemembers exposed to burn pits. This bill package follows Dr.

July 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) advocated for his bill that would improve seniors’ access to Medicare coverage by expanding beneficiary outreach and education to help clarify when and how to sign up for Medicare Part B and reducing gaps in coverage. Speaking during a full Energy and Commerce Committee Markup Wednesday, Dr.

July 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is calling on President Donald Trump to extend the expanded unemployment benefits made available under H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In a letter to President Trump, Dr.

July 10, 2020 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Representatives Ruiz (CA-36), Barragán (CA-44), Correa (CA-46), Lieu (CA-33), and Porter (CA-45) held a call with regional reporters today calling on the Senate to take up the Heroes Act, which the House passed in May.


In The News

November 17, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Throughout his tenure in Congress, Rep. Raul Ruiz, CA-36, has been a champion of all veterans, particularly wounded and disabled veterans.

September 26, 2020 In The News

Several members of Congress called for a detention facility in Georgia to be shut down pending investigation after women detainees told them of being forced into unnecessary gynecological procedures with dirty equipment that left serious infections amid conditions so unsanitary that some begged to be deported.

September 25, 2020 In The News

The first congressional hearing was held  on the Salton Sea since 1997, it was done virtually because of the pandemic.


Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., (D) 36th Dist, has been pressing for this meeting to bring federal support to the ailing, accidental sea  for years.


September 24, 2020 In The News

In a congressional hearing Thursday that starkly illuminated partisan divides, California Democrats called on the federal government to provide greater assistance in remedying environmental and public health crises at the Salton Sea. All but one GOP members were absent, and the one who did attend criticized the organizers for holding the hearing.

September 23, 2020 In The News

The United States is approaching nearly 20 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Global War on Terror and 30 years since the Gulf War. But the Department of Veterans Affairs is still denying close to 80% of all burn pit related claims veterans file.


September 23, 2020 In The News

A congressional hearing today about burn pits went up in flames for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A large portion of the VA’s argument was clearly aimed at stonewalling efforts to pass new health care. Additionally, they claimed there was not enough science to link specific health issues to toxic exposure.

September 19, 2020 In The News

I am cautiously optimistic at the current pace of COVID-19 vaccine development and encouraged that a number of drug companies are seeing promising results. Current projections show that we may begin vaccinating the public by the end of this year or early 2021, but it will take hundreds of millions of vaccine doses to effectively curb this virus.

September 16, 2020 In The News



September 16, 2020 In The News

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart returned to Washington D.C., Tuesday to lobby Congress on behalf of veterans and the families impacted by burn pits.