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August 5, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined a bipartisan letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Leader Kevin McCarthy urging the inclusion of provisions to ensure small businesses can maximize their funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the next COVID-19 relief package. To view the letter, click here.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) secured 39th District priorities in H.R. 7617, the second “minibus” of fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills, which passed the House on July 31st.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) praised the bipartisan, unanimous passage of his amendment to provide increased funding to Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). Rep. Cisneros offered the amendment with Reps. Troy Balderson (R-OH-12), Rick Larsen (D-WA-02), and Don Young (R-AK-At-Large) to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Appropriations Minibus (H.R. 7617).

July 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) and Troy Balderson (R-OH-12) led a bipartisan letter urging that the next coronavirus relief package allows eligible small businesses to receive a second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The letter was signed by a total of 13 Republican and Democratic House members and sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Small Business Committee Chair Nydia Velazquez, and House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Steve Chabot.

July 16, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) praised the passage and increase of funding for Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) in the House Appropriations’ Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Financial Services Subcommittee funding bill. Rep. Cisneros led a bipartisan letter advocating for strong funding levels for SBDCs, like the one hosted at Cal State Fullerton (CSUF).

July 9, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) benefited 11,067 small businesses and retained 155,053 jobs in the 39th District. To view a list of CA-39 PPP recipients, click here.

July 6, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) cosponsored bipartisan legislation to provide relief to independent, local restaurants. H.R.

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.