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Raul Ruiz speaks to his constituents during the Cranston Fire

Raul Ruiz speaks to his constituents during the Cranston Fire

Congressman Raul Ruiz spoke about his concern for residents during the first couple of days of the Cranston Fire near Idyllwild, Calif. (July 2018) Zoe Meyers, Palm Springs Desert Sun. Watch the video here >>  

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Hemet man receives Congressional Gold Medal for secret missions in World War II

Hemet man receives Congressional Gold Medal for secret missions in World War II

William Becker was 18 years old in 1945 during World War II when he became part of a crew that ran clandestine missions deep inside German-occupied territories. Now 92, he was presented the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday, Aug. 1, …

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Raul Ruiz wants to give you the power to subvert Paul Ryan’s agenda. Sort of

Raul Ruiz wants to give you the power to subvert Paul Ryan’s agenda. Sort of

Frustrated with Congress’ inaction on issues important to the public, Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, has introduced legislation that would require lawmakers to vote on bills if enough of the public gets behind them. On June 28, Ruiz introduced HR …

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Local politicians want to help veterans reach their medical appointments

Local politicians want to help veterans reach their medical appointments

Friday afternoon, Rep. Raul Ruiz, Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and local veterans’ advocates convened at Sunline Transit Agency’s headquarters in Thousand Palms to announce a new Veterans Transportation Initiative that, if funded, could help bring veterans to their doctors appointments. …

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Ruiz honors local veteran, launches Bipartisan Congressional Burn Pit Caucus to raise awareness

Ruiz honors local veteran, launches Bipartisan Congressional Burn Pit Caucus to raise awareness

Local congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz continues his fight for veterans who believe burn pits have made them sick in Iraq and Afghanistan. Last year, I-Team investigator John White highlighted the story of Jennifer Kepner, a local Air Force veteran who …

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Congressman Ruiz grills Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook data breach

Congressman Ruiz grills Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook data breach

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, was back on the hot seat on Capitol Hill over the data breach of millions of users. Local congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz was one of the lawmakers grilling Zuckerberg today. Ruiz questions Zuckerberg “Why …

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Rep. Raul Ruiz receives bipartisanship award

Rep. Raul Ruiz receives bipartisanship award

PALM DESERT, Calif.- – A Coachella Valley lawmaker was recognized by a nonprofit group for his efforts to seek bipartisan solutions in Congress, the representative’s office announced today. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, was the only Democrat out of four …

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Congressman Raul Ruiz wants to increase the benefits for the families of fallen first responders

Congressman Raul Ruiz wants to increase the benefits for the families of fallen first responders

Congressman Raul Ruiz returned to the Coachella Valley on Friday to announce that he’s introducing a bill to reform what he believes is an “outdated” death benefits system for law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty that “shortchanges” …

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