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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.
June 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined Representatives Donna Shalala (FL-27), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), in introducing the Defending All Veterans in Education (DAVIE) Act of 2019. DAVIE closes the GI Bill loophole in federal law that allows for-profit colleges to take advantage of veterans and servicemembers.

June 19, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) submitted testimony to a Member Day in the House Ways and Means Committee. He highlighted the priorities of the 39th Congressional District and legislation that would seek to eliminate the State and Local Tax deduction cap, address the student loan debt crisis, increase social security benefits, improve access to healthcare, and lower prescription drug prices.
June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) secured passage of an amendment to support the Military Community STEM Engagement Initiative. 

May 7, 2019 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA – Last Friday, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) hosted California 39th District’s Congressional Art Competition Award Reception. High school students from throughout the district participated in the competition and over 80 entries were submitted to the Congressman’s office.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) introduced the Break Relief for Every Academic Kind of Period in an Academic Year for Veterans Act or the BREAK PAY for Veterans Act. This bill would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a housing allowance to individuals between school terms, which will ensure GI Bill beneficiaries continue to receive financial assistance during breaks up to eight weeks in length.

March 27, 2019 Press Release

**Cisneros highlighted local programs and projects that should be included in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS)**