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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.