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Congressman Raul Ruiz

Representing the 36th District of California

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November 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced the introduction of the Veterans Right to Breathe Act (H.R. 4574), bipartisan legislation aimed at providing disability compensation for veterans exposed to burn pits while serving our country overseas.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

Thermal, Ca. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. called on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to produce a plan and timeline to clean up the land in Thermal where recurring mulch fires have presented an environmental and public health hazard to area residents. In a letter to the Director of the BIA, signed also by Representative Raúl M.

October 28, 2019 E-Newsletter

As a physician, I have seen firsthand the impacts of skyrocketing prescription drug prices on my patients--people who couldn't afford to get their prescriptions filled or who were forced to ration their medications. That is why I am fighting to lower out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for you. 

Here is an update on what I'm doing to bring down the cost of prescription drugs:

October 21, 2019 E-Newsletter

Great news! Open enrollment for affordable health insurance through the state of California has begun—now is the perfect time to make sure you and your family are covered. 

October 16, 2019 Press Release

Thermal, Ca. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. announced the pending closure of Sun Valley Recycling Center, the facility at the center of recurring mulch fires that are posing a public health hazard to nearby schools and the surrounding community.

October 10, 2019 Press Release

Thermal, Ca. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. held a problem-solving roundtable with representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, and other county and state officials and called for immediate action to remedy the bad practices at the Oasis Mobile Home Park in Thermal.

October 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. is calling attention to the children in California’s 36th District and across the country who are forced to ride in school buses without A/C during extreme heat temperatures.

October 3, 2019 Press Release

Thermal, CA – Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) is calling for an investigation into the recurring mulch pile fires from waste disposal sites in Thermal. The burn piles, which allegedly consist of agricultural waste, tires, and PVC pipes, are emitting white, odorous smoke, and have drawn concerns from the community about the air quality in the area.

October 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Palm Desert) and Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) introduced bi-partisan legislation to provide the Indian Health Service with authority to acquire land and build an access road to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center outside of Hemet, California.