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September 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, legislation introduced by Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) passed through the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee with bipartisan, unanimous support. H.R.

September 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) discussed several veteran suicide prevention bills during a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing, including his bipartisan STOP Veteran Suicide and Substance Abuse Act. The hearing examined 31 bills related to the veterans suicide epidemic and the Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act of 2020 (Veterans COMPACT Act), the House companion to S.

September 8, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - On Saturday, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) went on CNN with Bianna Golodryga to talk about President Trump’s comments that Americans who died in war are "losers" and "suckers", as reported by the Atlantic.

August 19, 2020 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), a Navy Veteran and member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, joined Reps. Harley Rouda (CA-38), Mike Levin (CA-49), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Linda Sánchez (CA-38) in sending a letter to the Orange County Board of Supervisors expressing concern over reports of long wait times and understaffing at the Orange County Veterans Service Office (OCVSO).

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 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) delivered testimony on his bill to increase VA transparency and decrease the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request backlog during a House Veterans’ Affairs Full Committee legislative hearing. Rep. Cisneros introduced the bill on June 15th. To view his testimony, click here

June 15, 2020 Press Release

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

May 28, 2020 Press Release

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.

May 26, 2020 Press Release

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.

May 21, 2020 Press Release

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.