Rep. Raul Ruiz

Representative from California’s 36th District, Democrat

Ruiz, a Democrat, is the representative for California's 36th congressional district and has served since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2018) (map).

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Photo of Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Ruiz.

Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Ruiz has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Ruiz is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Raul Ruiz sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Ruiz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Health (21%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Native Americans (9%) Emergency Management (7%) International Affairs (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Ruiz’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Ruiz’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 308: Keep the Promise Act of 2015
Nov 16, 2015. Failed 263/146.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed 247/178.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for intelligence-related agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was passed ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 3393 (113th): Student and Family Tax Simplification Act
Jul 24, 2014. Passed 227/187.
Yea H.J.Res. 71 (113th): District of Columbia Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Oct 1, 2013. Failed 265/163.
Yea H.R. 2217 (113th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014
Jun 6, 2013. Passed 245/182.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to May 2017, Ruiz missed 96 of 2,814 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 30 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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