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March 31, 2020 Press Release

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.

March 24, 2020 Press Release

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.

March 24, 2020 Press Release

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.

March 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) praised the unanimous House passage of a bipartisan bill (S.3503) to protect student veterans’ housing and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) vouchers during our public health crisis. With most colleges and universities closing campuses and moving to online learning, veteran students receiving BAH vouchers were in jeopardy of seeing benefits slashed, potentially forcing them to fall behind on rent.

March 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) praised the passage of his bipartisan amendment to ensure veterans have access to state-approved medical marijuana programs. The amendment, co-introduced with Rep. Greg Steube (FL-17), pulled language from their bill, H.R. 2191, the Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act. The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee passed the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute (ANS) to Rep. Luis Correa’s (CA-46) H.R. 712, the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019. Rep. Cisneros is also a co-sponsor to Rep.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) discussed how Congress can better support women veterans with the American Legion during a joint House Veterans Affairs Committee and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), David McKinley (R-WV-1), Katherine Calrk (D-MA-5), Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08), Glenn Thompson (R-PA-15), and Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) celebrated the passage of their Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act, H.R. 5314, a bipartisan bill that will improve veterans’ access to registered apprenticeships.

March 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert. R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-29) testified at a Member Day for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.

March 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), Mark Green (R-TN-7), Harley Rouda (D-CA-48), and Virginia Foxx (R-NC-5), along with 20 Members of Congress, sent a bipartisan letter to the Comptroller General Gene Dodaro requesting a report on lapses in TRICARE benefits for National Guard and Reserve personnel and their families.