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October 18, 2019 Press Release
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.
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October 16, 2019 Press Release
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.
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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.
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October 15, 2019 Press Release
FULLERTON, CA – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced the beginning of Covered California and Medicare’s open enrollment period. Covered California’s open enrollment period runs from October 15, 2019 through January 15, 2020 and the Medicare open enrollment period runs from October 15, 2019 through December 7, 2019. To promote open enrollment, Rep. Cisneros’s office will send mail to eligible constituents, email an E-newsletter to all subscribers, run a digital social media campaign, and host an open enrollment FAQ on the Congressman’s official website.
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October 15, 2019 Press Release
FULLERTON, CA – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) held a press conference to highlight the beginning of Covered California and Medicare’s open enrollment period at AltaMed’s Medical & Dental Group-Commerce Community Health Clinic. Rep. Cisneros also spoke about the importance of HR 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Rep. Cisneros was joined by Dr. Efrain Talamantes, Medical Director at AltaMed Institute of Health Equity.
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October 10, 2019 Press Release
Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) visited and toured Proponent in the city of Brea to learn more about their products that are #MadeInThe39th. This visit highlighted the central role local distributors serve in providing good paying jobs to 39th District constituents and contributing to the local economy.
October 9, 2019 Press Release

FULLERTON, CARepresentative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), announced that California State University, Fullerton will receive a $598,675 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to use in their Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program at their institution.

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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.
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September 30, 2019 Press Release
FULLERTON, CA – Yesterday, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) went on MSNBC with Richard Lui to discuss his joint op-ed in the Washington Post and the recent developments of the inquiry into the President’s call and actions surrounding Ukraine.
September 27, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in the wake of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.

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May 14, 2019 In The News
"We use this data to figure out where to put police stations, where to put fire stations," Cisneros said. "If those numbers aren’t accurately counted, they’re not going to have those services where they need to be."
April 12, 2019 In The News
House Democrats denounced the transgender ban in a non-binding resolution last month, but significant obstacles remain in the Senate. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, told Defense News in November that he is “opposed to having them serving in the military.” Only three members of Congress—Anthony Brown (D-Md.), Gil Cisneros (D-CA), and Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.)—attended a rally outside the Capitol on Wednesday, which included speakers like McGowan and Shannon Minter, an attorney fighting the transgender ban in federal court.
March 13, 2019 In The News
A group of Democratic House military veterans on Tuesday called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to support a resolution overturning President Trump's emergency declaration on the southern border. In a letter to McConnell, Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego (Ariz.), Anthony Brown (Md.), Salud Carbajal (Calif.), Gil Cisneros (Calif.), Ted Lieu(Calif.), Max Rose (N.Y.) and Bobby Rush (Ill.) sharply criticized Trump over reports that the administration plans to use up to $1 billion from Department of Defense military pay and pension accounts to build a border wall.
March 4, 2019 In The News
The Gang of Nine — whose origin name is still hotly debated in the group — was lumped together in part because they all were endorsed by Rep. Seth Moulton's Serve America and hail from Republican-held districts. But they didn’t all meet in person for the first time until orientation. Besides Rose, Spanberger and Houlahan, the group also includes Democratic Reps. Jason Crow of Colorado, Elaine Luria of Virginia, Jared Golden of Maine, Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey, Elissa Slotkin of Michigan and Gil Cisneros of California.
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February 8, 2019 In The News

At least three Orange County congressmen – Reps. Levin, Gil Cisneros (D-Yorba Linda), and Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) – protested Trump’s immigration policies. All highlighted the need for immigration reform by bringing DREAMers (undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children) to be their guests at the event.

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February 8, 2019 In The News

“It is with humility and responsibility to my undocumented peers and my family that I am choosing to be present and visible at the State of the Union address,” said Tellez in a statement released through the school.

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February 7, 2019 In The News

Refusing to change out of her turtleneck on a sweltering day in Pasadena and being captivated by swaying palm trees.

That’s most of what Miriam Tellez Sorrosa remembers about arriving in the United States from Mexico when she was 7.

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