Ruiz is the representative for California’s 36th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Ruiz is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Ruiz.
Ruiz is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Ruiz has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Raul Ruiz sits on the following committees:
Ruiz was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1708: Tribal Health Care Protection Fund Act
- H.R. 2477 (116th): BENES Act of 2020
- H.R. 6282 (116th): Commission on America’s Medical Security Act
- H.R. 4930 (116th): Wounded Veterans Recreation Act
- H.R. 1839 (116th): Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019
- H.R. 5605 (115th): Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act
- H.R. 1183 (115th): Wildfire Prevention Act of 2017
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Ruiz sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Ruiz’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4580: To amend the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 to provide recovery payments ...
- H.R. 4399: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize additional grant activities ...
- H.R. 4401: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to distribute additional information ...
- H.R. 4397: To direct the Secretary of Defense to provide medical providers of the Department ...
- H.R. 4398: To direct the Secretary of Defense to provide budget information for incinerators and ...
- H.R. 4400: To expand the scope of the Department of Veterans Affairs open burn pit ...
- H.R. 4284: To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to assistance for disadvantaged ...
From Jan 2013 to Jul 2021, Ruiz missed 100 of 4,911 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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