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February 6, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted to protect and strengthen workers’ rights. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2474, Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, a bill aimed at strengthening workers’ power to form a union and negotiate for bigger paychecks, better benefits, and safer working conditions. Rep. Cisneros is an original cosponsor of the PRO Act.
January 15, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) praised the passage of a pair of bills addressing homelessness. The two bills that passed the House include the Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020 and the Homeless Assistance Act of 2019. Rep. Cisneros is a co-sponsor of both bills.
December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted in favor of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), which includes critical improvements secured by House Democrats. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the trade agreement with Canada and Mexico supports approximately 12 million U.S jobs.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted to provide immediate tax relief to 39th District residents and lift the cap on the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT). His bipartisan Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act would eliminate the marriage penalty by doubling the cap to $20,000 for joint filers for 2019 and would fully restore the SALT deduction for 2020 and 2021. The Act would increase the tax deduction available for teachers and establish a new tax deduction for first responders.

December 17, 2019 Casework Success Story
My office was able to successfully assist a family from Buena Park whose IRS w-7 forms were denied. We helped with reviewing their required materials and followed up on her case with the U.S Department of IRS. The IRS was fortunately able to decide in their favor, resolving their issues in renewing Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
December 17, 2019 Casework Success Story
My office recently assisted a 85-year-old constituent from Anaheim with obtaining an appointment with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Field Office in Los Angeles. The constituent filed an elder abuse complaint with the EEOC in February 2018 and was assigned with an appointment in May 2018. However, due to her limited mobility, she missed her appointment in May 2018. She had since then made multiple attempts to contact the field office requesting for a new appointment, but to no avail. After my office submitted an inquiry and requested for a new appointment for the constituent, she was able to obtain an appointment immediately with the EEOC Field Office in Los Angeles.
December 17, 2019 Casework Success Story
My office recently assisted a constituent from Fullerton with updating her income with the Social Security Administration (SSA). In 2016, the constituent and her husband sold their business and their warehouse, resulting in a large one-time capital gains, leading to an increase of their income in 2017. In 2018, their income was greatly reduced, they were eligible for reduced Medicare payments. They submitted multiple letters to SSA requesting for an adjustment, but to no avail. After my office submitted an inquiry to the SSA, she received a refund from SSA for Medicare overpayment and will be receiving a total of $12,480 in benefits for the year.
December 17, 2019 Casework Success Story

Recently, a constituent from La Habra contacted my office regarding his disability benefits. The constituent stated that he was awarded disability benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), but he has yet to receive the award letter or the payment. However, the constituent needed a copy of the award letter to show a source of income to avoid foreclosure of his house in mid-April. After my office submitted an inquiry to the SSA, his case was flagged as “dire need,” and we were able to expedite the process.

December 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide immediate tax relief to 39th District residents and lift the cap on the State and Local Tax Deduction, or SALT. The Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act would eliminate the marriage penalty by doubling the cap to $20,000 for joint filers for 2019 and would fully restore the SALT deduction for 2020 and 2021. Additionally, the measure as approved by the Committee would increase the tax deduction available for teachers and first responders. The cost of this plan would be fully offset by returning the top individual tax rate from 37 percent, back to 39.6 percent, prior to the GOP tax bill of 2017. The legislation passed the House Committee on Ways and Means by a vote of 24 to 17.
October 10, 2019 Press Release
Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) visited and toured Proponent in the city of Brea to learn more about their products that are #MadeInThe39th. This visit highlighted the central role local distributors serve in providing good paying jobs to 39th District constituents and contributing to the local economy.