WASHINGTON, D.C. (KYMA, KECY) – The American Legion presented Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. with the Distinguished Public Service Award.
The award ceremony took place on Tuesday during the 60th Annual National Commander’s Call in Washington, D.C.
Ruiz, per a press release, received the award due to his leadership in passing the Honoring our PACT Act, helping Veterans, exposed to burn pits and other toxins, receive the health care and benefits “they earned, needed, and deserved.”
“I am so honored to accept the American Legion’s National Commander’s Distinguished Public Service Award,” Ruiz said in his acceptance speech.
“Over the years, it has been a great pleasure to work with many of you in this room to secure the recognition, benefits, and care our nation’s veterans have earned, deserve, and need. The Honoring our PACT Act is now the law of the land because of you. This is a great victory that …