Rep. Raul Ruiz

Representative from California’s 36th District, Democrat

Ruiz, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 36th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).



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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Ruiz for more statistics.

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 (24%) Health (21%) Native Americans (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Labor and Employment (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Ruiz missed 94 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 3.8%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% 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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