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WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined over 80 House Members in sending a letter to Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Doctor Robert Redfield condemning, urging the immediate halt of, and demanding an explanation for the recent modifications to COVID-19 testing guidelines that suggest not all those exposed to COVID-19 need to be tested. To view the letter, click here.
FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced $571,559 for health centers in the 39th District: St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers, North Orange County Regional Health Foundation, Friends of Family Health Center, and Korean Community Services, Inc. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support health centers in providing healthcare services to underserved populations.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Gilbert. R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), David McKinley (R-WV-01), Max Rose, (D-NY-11), Denver Riggleman (R-VA-05), Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22), Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Fred Upton (R-MI-06) introduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, bipartisan legislation that aims to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals have long experienced high levels of stress and burnout, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) cosponsored new legislation that would combat food insecurity and help families in the 39th District. The Emergency SNAP Flexibilities Extension Act (H.R. 7794) would allow states to extend administrative flexibilities for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), authorized by Congress in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02) introduced the Helping Child Care Providers Respond to the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Act (H.R. 7720).
WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined 69 members of Congress in calling on the Trump Administration to immediately rescind their new guidance to send COVID-19 hospital data to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) instead of allowing the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue handling and publicly reporting this critically essential data.
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.
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).
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.
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.