Raul (Raul) Ruiz (D-USH25)
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Capitol: 202.225.5330
FAX: 202.225.1238
District: 760.424.8888
Representative
Room 2342 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0525

Residence: Palm Desert, CA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Monica   DOB: 8/25/1972
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Burn Pits Caucus
RM MemberHouse Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic
Co-ChairHouse Caucus for Advancement of Studio, Talent (CAST), and Film Diversity
Vice ChairCongressional Diabetes Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberIran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the Irish National Caucus
FC MemberHouse Specialty Crops Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Work for Warriors Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multicultural Media Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Dads Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional #FutureForum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hispanic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Los Angeles / Ventura

Bio

U.S. Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D., grew up in the community of Coachella, California, where both of his parents were farmworkers.

Dr. Ruiz achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a physician through public education. After graduating from Coachella Valley High School, Dr. Ruiz graduated magna cum laude from UCLA. He went on to Harvard University, where he earned his Medical Degree, as well as a Masters of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a Masters of Public Health from the School of Public Health, becoming the first Latino to earn three graduate degrees from Harvard University. He completed his Residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. During his training, Dr. Ruiz served as a consultant to the Ministries of Health of both Serbia and El Salvador.

Dr. Ruiz returned home after completing his medical training and began working as an Emergency Room doctor at Eisenhower Medical Center. Recognizing the physician shortage crisis in the Coachella Valley, Dr. Ruiz started a pre-medical mentorship program for young aspiring doctors, which has grown to include over 100 local students.

The program became part of the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, where Dr. Ruiz served as a Senior Associate Dean. Through the group Volunteers in Medicine, he helped to open a free clinic to help underserved communities in the Coachella Valley.

In 2010, Dr. Ruiz started the Coachella Valley Healthcare Initiative, which brought together stakeholders from across the region to address the local healthcare crisis. He has also worked internationally in the medical community. In 2010, Dr. Ruiz flew to Haiti immediately following the 2010 earthquake and served as the Medical Director for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne awarded him the Commanders Award for Public Service for his work.

Dr. Ruiz continued his work as an Emergency Room Doctor until he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. He represents California's 25th District, which includes Imperial County, the Eastern Coachella Valley, and the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Hemet, Needles, and San Jacinto. Dr. Ruiz resides in Indio, California and serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.