Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. questioned former Indian Health Service (IHS) Director Dr. Charles Grim D.D.S., M.H.S.A., of the Chickasaw Nation about how to address the severe shortage of health care providers at IHS facilities across the nation.
Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is calling on the Department of Defense Inspector General to conduct an investigation into the death of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén. In a letter to Acting Inspector General O’Donnell, Dr. Ruiz and 86 other members of Congress urged a prompt and thorough review of the disappearance of Spc. Vanessa Guillén.
Washington, DC – Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced legislation to help disabled veterans access the needed benefits they deserve. H.R. 5995, the Major Richard Star Act, would allow veterans to receive their full disability pay and full retirement compensation that they have rightfully earned regardless of how long they served.
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2 the Moving Forward Act – an infrastructure package focused on creating millions of American jobs, combatting the climate crisis, and addressing disparities throughout America. Included in H.R.
Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) took bold action to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices by voting to pass H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. His vote comes days after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of the ACA.
Banning, CA – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) secured federal funding from the Bureau of Reclamation to modernize water infrastructure and improve access to clean water for Banning residents.
In recent weeks, we’ve seen spikes in COVID-19 cases across the country. Even in the desert summer heat, the coronavirus is spreading and causing a rapid rise in hospitalizations in our community. That is why it is critical we keep working together to prevent the spread of the virus.
Washington, DC – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) is calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide updates on the status of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) and urging the IRS to take immediate action to speed up the delivery of the remaining payments.
Washington DC - Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) today put out a statement responding to the Supreme Court ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cannot be shut down.
Statement from Dr. Ruiz:
Washington, DC – Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) are calling on House and Senate Leadership to protect and expand funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs), which play a vital role in treating patients, working with local health departments, and fighting the spread of the coronavirus.
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Nearly half of the states across the U.S. are reporting an increase in coronavirus cases, potentially due to the phased-in re-openings and the ongoing protests. California is seeing a spike as well, as cases hit the highest one-day increase last Friday.
Today, Congressmen Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called on House and Senate Leadership to protect and expand funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs), which play a vital role in treating patients, working with local health departments, and fighting the spread of the coronavirus.
The men and women of today’s U.S. military are fighting battles and facing challenges long after they leave the battlefield and return home. We’re learning more every day about the long-term health effects of exposure to toxins, including large open-air burn pits that were used for waste disposal on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll hear from Senate Veterans Affairs member Sen.
On Wednesday morning Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. hosted a discussion with prominent black leaders of the Coachella Valley. They discussed protests, racism, and action amid a series of crimes targeting black people throughout the nation.
"There’s systemic racism that runs through the vain of America," Palm Springs First Baptist Church Pastor, Rodney Croom said.
Lawmakers say in order to prevent another major COVID-19 outbreak the country needs a nationwide testing and tracing strategy.
Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) says by the fall, states must do widespread COVID-19 testing and identify everyone who comes in contact with positive cases.
Every law enforcement officer deserves recognition and respect for the risks they take to protect our communities and preserve peace in our cities. Officers become like family to the members of the communities they serve, and their fellow officers become their brothers and sisters. Like a death in any family, losing an officer impacts the entire community, something I was reminded on October
Enrolling in Medicare Part B should be simple. But for years the government has been making enrollment nearly impossible for millions of seniors, especially those who are still working or who have delayed taking their Social Security benefits.
Imagine a busy emergency department. An ambulance delivers a patient with a severely broken leg that is bleeding profusely. In order to save the patient, the doctors must set priorities: first address the life-threatening problem (the profuse bleeding), and then go on to repair the fracture and rebuild the leg.