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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.

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.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced legislation to ensure timely Medicare coverage of groundbreaking early cancer detection tests for our nation’s seniors.

November 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. announced the release of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report titled: EPA Grants to Tribes: Additional Actions Needed to Effectively Address Tribal Environmental Concerns. The report, which was requested by Dr.


In The News

March 4, 2021 In The News

Enactment would allow some 42,000 veterans with disability retirement to receive full compensation, sponsors say.

Disabled veterans would get full military entitlements, under bipartisan companion measures now pending before both houses of Congress.

March 3, 2021 In The News

 Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., CA-36, is advocating for upgrades at Joshua Tree National Park, which hosts an average of more than three million visitors annually.

March 2, 2021 In The News

A Coachella Valley congressional member is calling on Walmart, Rite Aid and Walgreens to bring more life-saving COVIC19 vaccines to Riverside County.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.