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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.
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):
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.
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:
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.
**Watch Rep. Cisneros’ general debate on H.Res. 124 here.**
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) participated in general debate on H.Res. 124, a resolution expressing opposition to banning service in the Armed Forces by openly transgender individuals. Rep. Cisneros voted in support of the bill and the resolution will now be referred to the Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Member Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. released a statement on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) implementation of the ban on the service of transgender people.