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January 15, 2021 Press Release

Palm Desert, CA – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Rep.

December 30, 2020 E-Newsletter
Dear Friends,
 
As we look back on what a year 2020 has been, it’s important to remember the good things that give us joy and hope for the future. Today, I'm reflecting on all that we have overcome and achieved this past year, and looking forward to what 2021 will bring. 
 
December 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congress passed H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which included several measures championed by Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D.

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan COVID relief package. The legislation includes Dr. Ruiz’s priorities to provide funds for research related to COVID-19’s long-term health effects as well as funds for health programs in underserved Tribal communities.

December 16, 2020 E-Newsletter
Dear Friends,
 
In these difficult times, it is important to find good news that brings us hope, joy, and inspiration. I want to share with you some great victories for veterans, seniors, and families here in CA-36.

Dr. Ruiz's Legislation Signed into Law to Help Veterans, Address Opioid Crisis

December 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Over the weekend, Congressman Raul Ruiz’s (CA-36) bill to expand access to lifesaving care for patients with opioid use disorder was signed into law. H.R.

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December 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass a bill authored by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) to improve seniors’ access to Medicare coverage.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed S. 1811, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) which contains a section authored by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) and Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) to strengthen the federal, state, and local partnership at the Salton Sea.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) elected Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) to lead the Caucus during the 117th Congress.

December 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Dr. Ruiz’s bill, the Wounded Veterans Recreation Act, is now law. The legislation, which ensures free national parks passes for all veterans with a service-related disability, was signed by President Trump over the weekend. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the companion bill in the Senate.

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In The News

February 23, 2021 In The News

Congressman Raul Ruiz is a physician and public health expert, representing one of California’s rural districts. He tells Lawrence O’Donnell that systemic inequalities and access to resources are the biggest challenge to getting vaccines to underserved communities.

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February 11, 2021 In The News

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs advanced a proposal Thursday that would allot more than $15 billion to the Department of Veterans Affairs under President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan.

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February 10, 2021 In The News

The United Farm Workers Foundation is working to get vaccines distributed to farmworkers in the Coachella Valley. 

The organization held a clinic for east valley workers Wednesday but some are saying more work needs to be done to protect our essential workers. 

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February 9, 2021 In The News

The U.S. is currently administering about 1.4 million vaccination shots a day. About 9.5% of people in the U.S. have already gotten one dose.

But demand still outstrips supply in cities across the country, while anecdotes abound about difficulties of trying to get appointments.

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February 9, 2021 In The News

Local Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz is urging retail pharmacies to join the fight for health equity when it comes to coronavirus vaccinations.

Ruiz wrote a letter to the CEO of CVS Health calling on the pharmacy giant to prioritize high-risk, underserved communities in its vaccine administration plans.

February 5, 2021 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is calling on governors to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prioritize food and agriculture workers in the vaccine rollout.

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February 5, 2021 In The News

Andrea Garcia and her family contracted the coronavirus this fall, and her grandmother died from it. Now, as the oldest of four children and the first in her family to go to college, Garcia said she feels a responsibility to inform her Spanish-speaking parents about COVID-19 and the vaccine.

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February 2, 2021 In The News

Black and Latino Americans are falling behind in the nationwide race to get vaccinated against Covid-19, even in blue states and localities praised for championing racial equity during earlier phases of the pandemic.

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February 1, 2021 In The News

Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has received a $25 million authorization to support its desalination program through the recently passed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that was signed into law in late December 2020. The recent WRDA passage increases Federal funding support for EMWD’s South Perris Desalination Program from $25 million to $50 million.

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