Support the news

Ruiz Part Of The New Class Of A Diverse Congress04:15


The freshman class of the 113th Congress is the most diverse in congressional history. As part of a series on who the newbies are, NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates profiles Representative-elect Raul Ruiz, who gave up a career as an emergency room physician to improve life in his California desert community of the Coachella Valley.

+Join the discussion

Support the news

Next Up

Where to now?

More NPR or Explore Audio.