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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Max Rose (NY-11) introduced legislation to increase transparency in the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs and decrease their Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request backlog. To view the bill text, click here.
FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) praised unanimous House passage of three bipartisan veterans’ bills to increase veterans’ disability compensation, allocate funds for medical facility construction projects, and amend the limitation on pay for certain employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
FULLERTON, CA - Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) cosponsored the Work for Warriors Act of 2020 to create a pilot program within the Department of Defense (DoD) that ensures gainful employment for members of the National Guard, reservists, and their spouses. The bill is modeled after the California Work for Warriors program that connects with local businesses to identify job opportunities for veterans and their spouses and creates a pipeline of qualified candidates for willing employers. Rep.
FULLERTON, CA - Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), Ted Yoho (R-FL-3), TJ Cox (D-CA-21), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ-2), and Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5) introduced the Caring for Survivors Act of 2020. The act would increase dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC) for surviving dependents and lower the threshold of eligibility to allow certain survivors to receive this benefit who currently do not meet the requirements.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined his colleagues on the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs in sending a letter to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Mark Esper regarding the unfair financial burden facing servicemembers as a result of the stop movement order issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) discussed the current state of care for Southern California homeless veterans during COVID-19 and how it’s impacting health providers, wrap-around services, and the development of Placentia’s Veterans Village. The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a bipartisan forum with the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans to talk about how to help homeless veterans impacted by the pandemic.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) praised the passage of the bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. This legislation minimizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student veterans as schools and universities have taken protective measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. Rep. Cisneros is an original cosponsor of the bill. On March 24, Rep. Cisneros joined the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in introducing the bill. The House passed the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act by unanimous consent.
WASHINGTON, DC - Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), Ro Khanna (D-CA-17), Will Hurd (R-TX-23), and Paul Cook (R-CA-08) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and their survivors have prompts and options in Spanish when calling the VA’s toll-free benefits number. Rep. Cisneros is a Navy Veteran, member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Co-Chair of the Military Transition Assistance Pathways Caucus.
WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Gilbert. R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39) joined House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA-41) and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN-1) in introducing the bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, key legislation to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student veterans as schools and universities have taken proactive measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.