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January 15, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted for the bipartisan Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (H.R. 1230). This bill would fix the problem created by the Supreme Court’s 2009 Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc. which imposed a higher burden of proof for age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Rep. Cisneros is a co-sponsor of the legislation.
December 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act. The Act restores the original Voting Rights Act and would protect jurisdictions that have experienced repeated voting rights violations in the past 25 years. Rep. Cisneros is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.
November 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) spoke on the House Floor in recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance. Rep. Cisneros honored the memory of individuals lost to violence and recognized a constituent who has been an advocate for the transgender community. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Cisneros has been fighting against the President’s discriminatory transgender service ban, securing amendments to the House-approved FY 2020 Defense Appropriations Act and FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act to prohibit its implementation. He also joined his colleagues in introducing the SERVE (Securing the Rights our Veterans have Earned) Act of 2019 to guarantee protections for our nation’s active-duty transgender servicemembers discharged from the Armed Forces.
June 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 2722 , the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act of 2019.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC —  Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Department of Commerce V. New York to block the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements:

Congressman Gil Cisneros (CA-39):

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA) joined Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE), Seth Moulton (D-MA), and Van Taylor (R-TX) in introducing bipartisan legislation amending the United States Code to criminalize lynching and provide for enhanced sentencing under existing federal hate crime statutes. H.R. 3536, The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2019, would recognize that a lynching offense is a tool used to intimidate and deny civil rights based on personal prejudices.

June 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to block an additional citizenship question to the 2020 Census:

June 26, 2019 Press Release

FULLERTON, CA – This past weekend, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) attended a recognition ceremony hosted by Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in Santa Ana and broke ground on a Buddhist temple expansion at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep in Chino Hills with Consul General Mungkorn Pratoomkaew of Thailand.

May 24, 2019 Press Release
FULLERTON, CA – Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement today after the President and Vice-President released a proposed rule to roll back the Health Care Rights Law, also known as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
May 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) voted in support of H.R. 5, the Equality Act. “Today’s historic passage of the Equality Act ensures that LGBTQ individuals have equal opportunity and treatment under the law,” said Rep. Cisneros.