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Ruiz selected to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

By Rich Tarpening, Assignment Manager, Rich.Tarpening@kesq.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 12:54:23 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 05 2013 10:23:00 AM CST
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

One day after Congressman Raul Ruiz took the oath of office to serve the 36th Congressional District, he has been selected to sit on his second committee.  Ruiz has been tapped to sit on the House Committee of Veterans' Affairs. 

"I am deeply humbled to have been chosen to serve on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs," said Congressman Ruiz. "My top priority in Congress is serving others, and this position will allow me to work with both Democrats and Republicans to make a meaningful impact in the lives of veterans in the 36th District and across the nation.

"I look forward to applying my knowledge of public health to my work on the Committee to ensure our veterans are receiving the high-quality health care and benefits they deserve." 

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to veterans' benefits and is responsible for authorization and oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Committee handles issues pertaining to veterans' health care, disability compensation, the GI Bill, job training, life insurance policies, and the national veterans' cemetery system.  Congressman Ruiz will also be serving on the House Committee on Natural Resources in the 113th Congress. 

Congressman Ruiz also announced that his local district office will be located at 777 East Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs and will open Monday, January 7th.