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January 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. delivered a floor speech honoring the thirteen elementary schools in California’s 39th District for their selection into the 2020 California Distinguished Schools Awards Program. According to the California Department of Education, the program recognizes outstanding education programs and practices. Schools are awarded for closing the achievement gap and for achieving exceptional student performance.
January 16, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted to stand with students defrauded by predatory, for-profit colleges and reject Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Borrower Defense Rule. H.J.Res 76 would overturn the rule and return implementation to the Obama-era rule. Rep. Cisneros is a co-sponsor of the House resolution.
December 20, 2019 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced the winning team for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for California’s 39th District: Lillian Lee, Thomas Li, and Jeffrey Liu from Glen A. Wilson High School. Their winning mobile app entitled “weSearch” provides a platform for people to better organize, update, and carry out search parties to find missing people.

December 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after two bills on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education passed the House floor. H.R. 4372, the MSI STEM Achievement Act, to support efforts to increase STEM education at minority-serving institutions, and S. 737, the Building Blocks of STEM Act, to increase the participation of underrepresented populations in STEM fields in early education.
November 18, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined Representatives Mike Levin (CA-49) and Julia Brownley (CA-26) to introduce the Higher Education Standards Improvement Act. The bill provides states with direct oversight responsibility over closure preparedness among higher education institutions. The legislation requires states to verify that Title IV funded schools maintain a State Tuition Recovery Fund to refund students that have suffered economic harm due to a closure. This bill provides students, whether they are using Department of Education or Veteran Affairs funding, additional protection in case their school closes.
October 23, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) spoke on the House Floor to recognize Megan Loh, a constituent from Fullerton, CA. Loh was named one of the 2019 National Gold Award Girl Scouts for her work encouraging and promoting more young women and girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Rep. Cisneros is a cosponsor of HR 1591, the 21st Century STEM Act of 2019, to provide grants to school districts to improve the education of girls and underrepresented communities in STEAM, and prepare them to pursue degrees and careers in these fields.
October 9, 2019 Press Release

FULLERTON, CARepresentative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), announced that California State University, Fullerton will receive a $598,675 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to use in their Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program at their institution.

September 11, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined Reps. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Jahana Hayes (CT-05), and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), to introduce the Teacher Diversity and Retention Act to help combat our nationwide teacher shortage by increasing recruitment of diverse teachers and improving teacher training and retention programs. The nationwide teacher shortage was estimated to be over 110,000 in the 2017-2018 school year, with low-performing and low-income schools disproportionately suffering from lack of qualified teachers. This shortage is worsened by schools’ inability to recruit and retain diverse teachers and ensure that teachers receive the necessary training to thrive in their chosen field.
June 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced the House passage of the Energy and Water bill in H.R. 2740, the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Package, which secured over $5.5 billion above the President’s request for infrastructure upgrades, development of renewable energy resources, and maintenance of existing infrastructure. These additional resources were requested to ensure the Prado Dam, as well as other dams and land in Brea and Fullerton managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are maintained in a manner that enhances quality of life in the 39th.
June 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) worked to secure funding for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education priorities H.R. 2740, the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Package.