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September 30, 2019 Press Release
FULLERTON, CA – Yesterday, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) went on MSNBC with Richard Lui to discuss his joint op-ed in the Washington Post and the recent developments of the inquiry into the President’s call and actions surrounding Ukraine.
September 18, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr (CA-39), Member of the House Armed Services Committee, was announced by leadership on the House floor as a conferee to serve on the conference committee of the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
September 16, 2019 Press Release
​WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Anthony Brown (MD-04) penned a joint op-ed on the recent news that the President will divert $3.6 billion in funding for military construction projects to fund his proposed border wall. In their op-ed, the veterans and members of the House Armed Services Committee advocate for supporting military families and criticize the administration’s attempts to take Department of Defense (DoD) funds for a wall. The full op-ed is below.
September 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-07), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24), led a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan seeking answers regarding Department of Defense (DoD) policy on the process for non-citizen servicemembers seeking naturalization and how the Department of Homeland Security, specifically the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), evaluates servicemember applications for naturalization.
September 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), member of the House Armed Services Committee, along with Representatives Veronica Escobar (TX-07), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Lou Correa (CA-46), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Salud Carbajal (CA-24) led a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli asking him to reconsider the new policy change impacting military families and federal employees. 

August 23, 2019 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA – Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that Insight Pacific, LLC in Brea, California secured a $8.5 million federal services contract with the United States Navy to repair and modernize pumping facilities at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. 

August 13, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), member of the House Armed Services Committee and 10-year Navy veteran, co-led a bicameral letter with Representatives Anthony Brown (MD-04), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Katie Hill (CA-25), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), which was sent to the Chairpersons and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees as they begin conference negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
July 30, 2019 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), released a statement after the President signed the bipartisan & bicameral LEGION Act into law:

July 17, 2019 Press Release
This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA) joined the recently launched Work for Warriors Caucus for the 116th Congress, a bipartisan Congressional caucus led by Representatives Mark Takano (D-CA) and Paul Cook (R-CA), which will promote and increase awareness of California’s successful Work for Warriors program, with the eventual goal of expanding the program in California and replicating it in other states.
July 15, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in support of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The annual NDAA authorizes funding for Department of Defense (DoD) programs and activities. The annual national defense budget involves millions of military and civilian personnel, thousands of facilities, and commands located around the world.