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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.
May 14, 2019 Press Release
On Monday, May 13, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) held a press conference with AAPI community leaders to discuss the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census and its important impact on federal health, housing, and critical social services funding in the 39th District.
March 28, 2019 Press Release

**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.

March 13, 2019 Press Release

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.