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July 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, championed provisions to combat COVID-19 and future pandemics in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The annual national defense authorization bill was voted out of committee and to the floor of the House last night on a unanimous and bipartisan basis.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, a legislative package that will provide much needed relief by making healthcare and prescription drugs more affordable. The legislation also expands access to healthcare, strengthens protections for people with pre-existing conditions, reduces racial and ethnic health coverage disparities, and reverses the Trump Administration’s harmful actions to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

June 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), Mike Levin (CA-49), Katie Porter (CA-45), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Linda Sanchez (CA-38) sent a letter to the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) pressing for more information regarding testing disparities between Orange County and other counties. Click here to read the full letter.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) condemned the Trump Administration’s brief to the Supreme Court arguing that the justices should invalidate the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court will hear the Texas v. California case in the court’s next term.

June 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) cosponsored The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, a legislative package that will provide much needed relief by making healthcare and prescription drugs more affordable. The legislation also expands access to healthcare, strengthens protections for people with pre-existing conditions, reduces racial and ethnic health coverage disparities, and reverses the Trump Administration’s harmful actions to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

June 9, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced over $73 million in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) for Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. The funding comes from the CARES Act and is to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. The funds will also support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

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.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined the Orange County Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Orange County Health Care Agency Director Clayton Chau requesting more information regarding the County’s low COVID-19 testing volume in comparison with other counties. The letter, which was signed by the entire Orange County Congressional delegation, requests a briefing to better understand the factors contributing to the testing deficiencies so we can better address the disparity.

April 30, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Following a request from Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and 31 bipartisan Members of Congress, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the nation’s first responders to the list of those eligible for high priority COVID-19 testing. Earlier this month, the bipartisan Members of Congress sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and CDC Director Robert Redfield requesting first responder testing priority.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted for the bipartisan coronavirus stimulus package, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The package includes additional funding for the PPP, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), hospitals, healthcare workers, and testing. On Tuesday, April 21st, Rep. Cisneros flew to Washington, D.C. to vote for the package.