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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), co-chair of the Congressional ALS Caucus, introduced the “The Justice for ALS Veterans Act of 2019.” The bipartisan legislation extends benefits to the surviving spouse and family of a veteran who has passed from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), regardless of how long the veteran had ALS.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after two of his co-authored bills were passed on a bipartisan basis out of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. HR 3749, the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act, would provide grants to organizations that provide legal services to homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness. HR 4613, the VA Reporting Transparency Act, would require Congressionally-mandated reports on service and accessibility, including reports on nurse staffing and fraud prevention efforts, be made available on VA’s website. These bills await legislative action on the House Floor.
October 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement after his co-sponsored legislation, the Homeless Veteran Families Act, passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan basis, 408-0. The Homeless Veteran Families Act would create additional funding to ensure housing agencies are able to shelter and provide services to veterans with dependent children.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Max Rose (NY-11) introduced legislation today as part of their continued efforts to increase transparency and accountability at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). Earlier this year, Cisneros and Rose were successful in pushing the VA to fix its website to better serve the veteran community and comply with all federal mandates.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) and Anthony Brown (MD-04) penned a joint op-ed on the recent news that the President will divert $3.6 billion in funding for military construction projects to fund his proposed border wall. In their op-ed, the veterans and members of the House Armed Services Committee advocate for supporting military families and criticize the administration’s attempts to take Department of Defense (DoD) funds for a wall. The full op-ed is below.
WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA), joined Representatives Steve Stivers (R-OH), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), John Rutherford (R-FL), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Michael Waltz (R-FL), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), to introduce H.R. 4305, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act.
August 28, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), Max Rose (NY-11), and Chris Pappas (NH-01) wrote a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie urging immediate fixes to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) website in order to better serve the veteran community. Their letter follows a review of the VA website by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs that found that it fails to include mandatory content and links.
July 30, 2019 Press Release
FULLERTON, CA – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), released a statement after the President signed the bipartisan & bicameral LEGION Act into law:
July 23, 2019 Press Release
Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced that two of his bills passed the House Floor on a bipartisan voice vote. The first bill, authored by Rep. Cisneros, was H.R. 2942, the Helping Expand and Launch Transitional Health (HEALTH) for Women Veterans Act.
July 17, 2019 Press Release
This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA) joined the recently launched Work for Warriors Caucus for the 116th Congress, a bipartisan Congressional caucus led by Representatives Mark Takano (D-CA) and Paul Cook (R-CA), which will promote and increase awareness of California’s successful Work for Warriors program, with the eventual goal of expanding the program in California and replicating it in other states.