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Raul Ruiz's Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 36, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 36
Date Title
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives -Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus
May 16, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of The House of Representatives and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of The House of Representatives -Grijalva, Kirkpatrick Call on Congress to Respond to Zika Threa
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Marsha Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives - Panel Concerns
April 15, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services- Reduce Financial Barriers to Vaccines
March 24, 2016 Letter to- The Honorable Tom Cole, Chairman and The Honorable Rosa Delauro, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations- Minority AIDS Initiative
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research
March 15, 2016 Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership - Support for Water Infrastructure Funding
March 3, 2016 Dr. Ruiz Leads Efforts to Fight Zika Virus
March 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Charlie Dent and the Hon. Sanford Bishop, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Committee - Veteran's Suicide Hotline Staffing
Feb. 23, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Swift FDA Action to Reduce Birth Defects in the Hispanic Community
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Zika Virus
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to Commissioner Ostroff - Urge to Act on Zika Virus
Nov. 18, 2015 Letter to Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey - Boost in NIH funding
Sept. 29, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Cuts to Medicare Payments for Colorectal Cancer
July 30, 2015 Dr. Ruiz Statement on the 50th Anniversary of Medicare
May 27, 2015 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security - Family Detention
April 29, 2015 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
April 29, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Minority Aids Initiative
March 26, 2015 Letter to Tom Cole, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations, and Rosa DeLauro, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education Appropriations - Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Jan. 26, 2015 Reps. Esty, DeGette, DeLauro, Ruiz, and Bustos Introduce Bill Banning E-Cigarette Marketing to Children
Nov. 11, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Leads Bipartisan Effort to Ensure VA Hospitals are Prepared for Possible Ebola Diagnosis
Nov. 6, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affiars - Ensure VA Hospitals are Prepared for Possible Ebola Diagnosis
Oct. 15, 2014 Letter to C. Duane Dauner, President and CEO of the California Hospital Association, and Erica Murray, President and CEO of the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems - Ensuring California Hospitals are Prepared to Handle Ebola
Sept. 16, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Introduces Bill to Address Health Care Provider Shortage
Aug. 7, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Attends Bipartisan Bill Signing with Local Veteran Leader
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
July 10, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Leads Bipartisan Amendment Seeking to Help Restore Salton Sea and Improve Public Health
June 24, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Statement on New Allegations of Cover-Up of Veteran Deaths at Phoenix VA Facility
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Create Blue Ribbon Commission to Investigate Care Delivery at Department of Veterans Affairs
June 10, 2014 Dr. Ruiz, with Bipartisan Coalition, Urges Passage of Veterans Access to Care Act
June 4, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Private Sector Care for Veterans
May 30, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Statement on VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation
May 29, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Calls for DOJ Criminal Investigation into VA Allegations
May 28, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Calls for VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation
May 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Audit Concerns
May 15, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Request Details on Audit of VA Clinics
April 30, 2014 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
April 10, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Votes Against Reckless Ryan Budget Proposal
April 9, 2014 The Ryan Budget
April 4, 2014 Letter to Harold Rogers, Nita Lowey, Jack Kingston, and Rosa DeLauro - Increase Funding for the National Institutes of Health
April 3, 2014 Dr. Ruiz Applauds New Bipartisan Law Supporting Medical Research for Pediatric Disorders By Eliminating Taxpayer Funding for Political Conventions
March 27, 2014 DeGette Joins Reps. Esty, Schakowsky, Bustos, Ruiz, and Bishop In Introducing Legislation to Protect Children From E-Cigarettes
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Medicare and Social Security
Nov. 22, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Reps. Flores, Maffei Lead Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term Fix to Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate
Nov. 20, 2013 Letter to Co-Chairs Patty Murray and Paul Ryan, Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Conference Committee - Protect Social Security and Medicare
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