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May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement on the release of President Biden’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes historic investments for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

May 20, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and Juan Vargas (CA-51) sent inquiries to the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to identify the cause of delays and establish a path towards completion of the Red Hill Bay Project at the Salton Sea.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced H.R.

May 17, 2021 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) led a meeting Vice President Harris and his fellow Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members (CHC) to discuss how we can address the root causes of migration from Northern Triangle countries.

Following the meeting, Dr. Ruiz issued the below statement:

May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) led a meeting with Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to discuss the American Jobs Plan and equity in transportation. Dr. Ruiz is Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and released the following statement after this week’s meeting.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) called for the Senate to pass H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, following President Joe Biden’s meeting with DACA recipients.

May 14, 2021 Press Release

Hemet, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and the Independent Living Partnership announced a $1,519,972 grant to improve access to transportation for individuals with mobility issues throughout Riverside County.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Raul Ruiz’s bill, H.R. 1205, the Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act of 2021.  



In The News

July 7, 2021 In The News

You might have smelt it a couple weeks ago: the stench of rotten eggs. Long time Coachella Valley residents know that funky smell can waft over from the Salton Sea.

July 7, 2021 In The News

For over a decade people living in the Oasis Mobile Home Park in Thermal have been living in conditions that are unsafe, drinking water so contaminated with arsenic the Environmental Protection Agency issued two emergency orders for the owners to comply with federal drinking water standards.

July 7, 2021 In The News

Congressman Raul Ruiz and former Senator Barbara Boxer toured the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center in Rancho Mirage to raise awareness about child abuse.

July 2, 2021 In The News

General Motors (GM) and Controlled Thermal Resources have reached a historic agreement to develop low-cost lithium at the Salton Sea Geothermal Field, the companies announced on Friday.

July 1, 2021 In The News

The House of Representatives passed the "Invest in America Act" on Thursday. The $715 billion transportation bill includes several additions from Congressman Raul Ruiz that will go towards local projects.

The passing of the bill means that the city of Indio will receive $20 million upgrade and expand the Monroe St. / I-10 Interchange.

June 26, 2021 In The News

Five years ago on Arenas Road, the Palm Springs community came together in big numbers after the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub.

June 14, 2021 In The News

The story of Lithium Valley begins in earnest on Sept. 29, 2020.

That’s the day when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1657, sponsored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, creating a “Blue Ribbon Commission on Lithium Extraction in California.” That commission is now called the Lithium Valley Commission.

June 11, 2021 In The News

Coachella Valley-based architect Nikola Lakic knows how to fix the withering Salton Sea. Or, at least he says he does.

June 9, 2021 In The News

WASHINGTON – Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., CA-36, on Wednesday announced that a major infrastructure project for the 36th District in Indio was selected for authorization and funding in the 

June 8, 2021 In The News

PALM DESERT – The office of Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Every year, students submit entries to their representative’s office and a panel of local artists who select the winning entry. The winner is recognized both in their district and in Washington, D.C., where their artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.