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April 1, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that Walmart will open new COVID-19 vaccination sites in Riverside County in the cities of San Jacinto, Beaumont, Hemet, and Palm Desert. Today’s announcement is the latest development in Dr. Ruiz’s advocacy to bring more vaccines to residents of California’s 36th Congressional District. Last month, Dr.

March 26, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) announced the introduction of H.R. 2163, the Safe Step Act – a bipartisan bill to improve step therapy protocols and ensure patients are able to safely and efficiently access the best treatment for them.

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March 25, 2021 Press Release

Thermal, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) administered the COVID-19 vaccine to constituents alongside Desert Healthcare District at a Rite Aid mobile vaccine clinic in Thermal, CA. The event took place at Desert Mirage High School and follows Dr.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) applauded the passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act—vital legislation to modernize and reform our immigration system. Dr. Ruiz voted for H.R.

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March 17, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) announced that Inland Behavioral Health Services and Borrego Community Health Foundation have been included in the Federal Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program.

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March 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior. 

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March 11, 2021 Press Release

Coachella, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) administered the COVID-19 vaccine to constituents at a Rite Aid mobile vaccine clinic hosted in conjunction with Desert Healthcare District.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed a number of Rep. Raul Ruiz’s public health priorities as part of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Rep.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) hosted a press conference with local DACA recipients and advocates on the need for the House to pass H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. Ruiz is the Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). The House will vote next week on H.R.

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In The News

May 19, 2021 In The News

Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. tells News Channel 3 exclusively that his office has sent letters to Fish and Wildlife Service and Imperial Irrigation District in regards to the Red Hill Bay Project at the Salton Sea. 

The joint effort between IID and FWS broke ground in 2015, but has yet to be completed. 

May 14, 2021 In The News

Coachella Valley resident Leydy Rangel was among a group of six DACA recipients invited to the White House on Friday to meet with President Joe Biden. 

The President met with the "Dreamers" in the Oval office to discuss the issue of immigration. 

"The President told us that he is with us," Rangel said. 

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May 13, 2021 In The News

Even before Representative Raul Ruiz was the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, or became a member of Congress in 2012, he was a doctor in California

May 6, 2021 In The News

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz met with Department of Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm earlier this week to chart a path forward to develop the lithium deposits underneath the Salton Sea and help create clean energy jobs for the community.

May 4, 2021 In The News

Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., CA-36, is calling for common-sense solutions to bring down the price of prescription drugs for seniors and families across the country.

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April 28, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, was one of 200 people who made the exclusive in-person guest list Wednesday night as President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress. Joining him as his virtual guest was Dr. Conrado Bárzaga, CEO of the Desert Healthcare District. 

April 27, 2021 In The News

A new bill proposed in Congress would make it so veterans dealing will illnesses related to military burn pit exposure would no longer be turned away by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) are backing the legislation that would provide those veterans with needed health care.

April 26, 2021 In The News

The Hope Act Honors Cathedral City Veteran Jennifer Kepner, Who Passed Away From Pancreatic Cancer Linked To Her Burn Pits Exposure

April 20, 2021 In The News

Members of the leadership team of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are meeting with President Joe Biden Tuesday.

Dr. Raul Ruiz is the chair of the Caucus. 

April 19, 2021 In The News

Rep Raul Ruiz (D-CA) is joining Senator Cory Booker (D-NY) to fight environmental injustices with a new piece of legislation that would require federal agencies to consider and mitigate environmental stressors that, by their own doing, impact the health and agency of those affected. 

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