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June 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) and Troy Balderson (R-OH-12) led a bipartisan letter with 19 Democratic and Republican House colleagues urging congressional leadership to support Community Development Entities (CDEs) and expand small business disaster relief programs, like PPP and EIDL, to CDE beneficiaries that have minority private equity investments. The Small Business Administration (SBA) Affiliation Rule disqualifies small businesses who have private equity investment funding from accessing SBA disaster relief programs.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted by proxy to pass The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. Passing the House on a near-unanimous vote, the bipartisan bill expands the PPP to make it easier for the loan to be forgiven and more accessible to small businesses that need it the most.

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 14, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02) led a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar and Secretary of Defense (DOD) Mark Esper urging them to support small businesses producing personal protective equipment (PPE) and replenish the Strategic National Stockpile.

May 6, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), Chris Pappas (D-PA-01), and Greg Steube (R-FL-17) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure local chambers of commerce and other nonprofits who support small businesses can receive the federal assistance they need to weather this economic downturn while they continue working to help America’s Main Street businesses.

April 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Last week, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) delivered testimony during a House Small Business Committee hearing before a vote on the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

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.

April 14, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza urging them to issue comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure manuals for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and expanded Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) programs. To view the letter, click here.

April 10, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Yesterday, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) hosted a Zoom/Facebook Live Town Hall with Mike Daniel, Regional Director, Orange County/Inland Empire Regional SBDC Network, and Chris Lorenzana, Deputy Director, Small Business Administration’s OC/IE District Office. They talked about resources for small businesses affected by the coronavirus, including the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and answered questions from constituents.

April 3, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) shared an updated edition of his official resource guide for California’s 39th District small businesses affected by the coronavirus. The guide includes information on the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, SBA Express Bridge Loans, and other local resources. The updated edition of the small business guide can be found HERE.