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May 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a legislative hearing on Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.’s (D-CA) comprehensive burn pits legislation, H.R. 2372, the Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act. The bill, which Dr.

May 5, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – This week, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) met with Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to chart a path forward to develop the lithium deposits underneath the Salton Sea to make Riverside and Imperial Counties global leaders in clean-energy battery technology.

April 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 2432, the Jennifer Kepner Healthcare for Open-air burn-Pit Exposure (HOPE) Act, legislation that would make veterans exposed to burn pits eligible for low-cost health care from the Veterans Administration.

April 19, 2021 Press Release

Anza, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that Larry Thurner, an Anza resident and veteran of the Marine Corps with a medical condition that rendered him unable to work in 1975, finally received his deserved 100% Individual Unemployability.

April 16, 2021 Press Release

Coachella Valley, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) announced a $6 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant award that will go toward the construction of safe, affordable homes in underserved communities in Riverside County as well as neighboring Imperial County.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. announced the introduction of H.R.

April 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, veteran advocate Jon Stewart, U.S. Congressmen Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), U.S.

April 7, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced over $1 billion in federal funding is coming to Riverside County as a result of the American Rescue Plan, which Democrats passed, and President Biden signed into law, last month. Dr. Ruiz voted to pass H.R.


In The News

June 4, 2021 In The News

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Three student artists from Riverside County's 36th Congressional District are receiving some well-deserved recognition as part of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.

June 4, 2021 In The News

The state Senate and Assembly budget committees have agreed to include $30 million in their 2021-22 budget proposal to build new housing for residents of the troubled Oasis Mobile Home Park in Thermal. The funds were requested by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella. 

June 3, 2021 In The News

President Joe Biden has declared June as National Month of Action in a final push to reach the administration’s goal of getting at least 70% of American adults inoculated with at least one COVID-19 shot by July 4. 

The president is challenging colleges and mayors across the country to increase vaccination rates amid a downturn.  

May 31, 2021 In The News

Four life-size bronze statues of Tuskegee Airmen now stand in front of the Palm Springs Air Museum, unveiled Monday morning to a crowd that included relatives, veterans and loved ones of those killed while serving their country.

May 28, 2021 In The News

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz hosted a Mental Health Roundtable discussion with Dr. Jill Gover, the project health manager for the Desert AIDS Project, and a variety of community leaders.

"It's very very important to let people know that there are services. given what we have been through in the past 15 months. I think all of us could really benefit from therapy," Gover said.

May 27, 2021 In The News

The Veterans Administration would have to cover more veterans who were exposed to poisons during their service under a sweeping bill sponsored by leaders of the House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee. 

The bill would provide coverage for as many as 3.5 million veterans who were exposed to toxic substances. 

May 26, 2021 In The News

Across the vast expanse of the Salton Sea there is white gold in those waters deep below the ground, the Salton Sea has been called the lithium valley, for good reason. 

The waters of the lake run along what is called "the ring of fire", a horseshoe of high volcanic activity, where geothermal movement will be seen, lithium is a by-product of the geothermal energy process - 

May 26, 2021 In The News

Congress may be on the verge of passing the most comprehensive legislation dealing with military toxic exposure issues in 30 years, potentially granting new health care and disability benefits to one out of every five living American veterans. 

May 22, 2021 In The News

Around 300 high school seniors across the country were selected to virtually attend a White House graduation ceremony that took place this week with Vice President Kamala Harris. Four of them are students from Riverside County. 

May 20, 2021 In The News

Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, introduced legislation Wednesday that would alter the way the federal government enforces clean drinking water requirements in the wake of a lengthy battle with the owner of a mobile home park near Thermal where federal authorities have detected dangerous levels of arsenic in the water system.