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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.
July 1, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA), after hearing months of testimony from survivors, health professionals, advocates and Department of Defense (DoD) officials regarding sexual assault in the military, fought for and earned House Armed Services Committee passage of key provisions to improve policies for investigating, prosecuting, and addressing sexual assault in our armed forces.
July 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced the House passage of the fiscal year (FY) Defense Appropriations Act in H.R. 2740, the first FY 2020 Appropriations Package. Rep. Cisneros worked with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to secure funding for domestic and international defense priorities.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) Appropriations Act, as included in H.R.

June 19, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA), after participating in months of Committee hearings examining environmental and mental health issues facing servicemembers, secured a number of provisions in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Part of Rep. Cisneros’ improvements include directing the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish a holistic mental health care program, expand an existing pilot program that provides gender-specific transition services and mental health programs for servicewomen, and protect military families from environmental and health concerns in privatized military housing.
June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA) secured language in the National Defense Authorization Act to promote diversity and inclusion within the Department of Defense.

June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA), secured provisions and amendments in the FY 2020 NDAA to rectify past US military actions during the Cold War and implement safeguards in the reporting of civilian casualties.