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June 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted to override the President’s veto of H.J.Res. 76, Blocking DeVos Rule That Denies Relief to Students Defrauded by Predatory Colleges. Rep. Cisneros is a cosponsor of the resolution. Earlier this year, a bipartisan majority in both the House and Senate successfully passed H.J.Res. 76, sending the joint resolution to the President’s desk. Rep. Cisneros voted to pass the resolution on January 16th. 

June 3, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined 113 House colleagues in sending a letter to Congressional leadership urging the inclusion of at least $305 billion in K-12 education stabilization funding as they negotiate upcoming coronavirus response legislation. To view the full letter, click here.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted to pass the bipartisan Heroes Act. This legislation provides funding for cities, counties, and states; families; essential workers; small businesses; and testing. Cities in California’s 39th District will receive over $367 million dollars and the counties will receive over $8.6 billion in direct aid that can be used for our healthcare workers, police, fire, transportation, EMS, teachers and other frontline workers who are in danger of losing their jobs. The Heroes Act includes Rep.

April 27, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined 72 of his House colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos regarding the delayed disbursement of Economic Financial Aid Grants to students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The letter also asked the Department to reconsider the restrictive guidelines it issued in respect to the use of those funds and who is eligible to collect them. On April 15th, Rep.

April 15, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced $99,084,294 in coronavirus aid for students, colleges, and universities in California’s 39th District. The funding comes from the Education Stabilization Fund established by the CARES Act stimulus package. Half of the money received must be distributed by the schools to students to meet unexpected and urgent needs related to the coronavirus, such as expenses related to food, housing, course materials, technology, healthcare, and child care.

March 25, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) hosted a call with school superintendents and school board members from California’s 39th District. Rep. Cisneros provided updates on congressional action to combat the coronavirus and listened to the concerns and struggles of 39th District public schools with the global pandemic. The education committee specifically talked about distance learning, access to broadband, and support for mental health.

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.