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WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), Navy Veteran and Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, joined a congressional delegation to Fort Hood to investigate the Army’s inadequate response to the disappearance and murder of SPC Vanessa Guillén and the deaths of PV2 Gregory Wedel Morales, SGT Elder Fernandes, PFC Brandon Rosecrans, SPC Freddy Delacruz, and many more.
WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), a Navy Veteran, and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) led the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) in urging Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper to include Hispanic representation in forming the new Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in the Armed Forces. In a letter to Secretary Esper, the members of Congress expressed their support of two individuals under DoD’s consideration for the Committee: Lt. Col. (Ret.) Alfredo A Sandoval and Col. (Ret.) James Saenz.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) joined Reps. Jackie Speier (D-CA-14), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX-29), John Carter (R-TX-31), Veronica Escobar (D-TX-16), Pete Olson (R-TX-22), Jason Crow (D-CO-06), Troy Balderson (R-OH-12), and Will Hurd (R-TX-23), and 94 additional cosponsors, in introducing the I Am Vanessa Guillén Act in honor of the late SPC Vanessa Guillén and the many survivors of military sexual violence who have bravely come forward in the wake of her disappearance and brutal murder.
WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Anthony Brown (MD-04), Jason Crow (CO-6), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Ruben Gallego (AZ-7), Deb Haaland (NM-1), and Lori Trahan (MA-3) led two letters urging the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to retain provisions addressing sexual assault, sexual harassment, and domestic violence in the military in any conference agreement for the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
FULLERTON, CA - On Saturday, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) went on CNN with Bianna Golodryga to talk about President Trump’s comments that Americans who died in war are "losers" and "suckers", as reported by the Atlantic.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Mark Takano (CA-41), Jason Crow (CO-06), Elaine Luria (VA-02), and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) held a press call today to condemn President Trump’s comments that Americans who died in war are ‘losers’ and ‘suckers, as reported yesterday by the Atlantic. The Members said the President should apologize to veterans, service members and military families.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.
WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), Mike Turner (R-OH-10), Jackie Speier (D-CA-14), Brain Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), Anthony G. Brown (D-MD-04), Deb Haaland (D-NM-01), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA-16), and Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced legislation that would codify amendments included in the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act to foster and improve diversity and inclusion within the armed services. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) will introduce companion legislation in the Senate.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), Paul Mitchell (R-MI-10), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-8), Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE-2), Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK-5), Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA-2), Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-2), Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA-9), and Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA-3) released the following statement after news reports indicated a Russian vehicle intentionally rammed a coalition vehicle and injured U.S. troops in Syria:
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) and Brian Mast (R-FL-18) and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) urged for the inclusion of their bipartisan, bicameral bill to end military-connected child abuse and neglect in the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The members sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.