Rep. Cisneros Advocates for 39th District Needs in Coronavirus Stimulus Package

March 23, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy advocating for the needs of California’s 39th District to be included in the next coronavirus stimulus package. After a week filled with calls and emails with constituents, small businesses, Chambers of Commerce, community leaders, healthcare professionals, and a Facebook Live Town Hall with St. Jude Medical Center doctors, Rep. Cisneros identified key areas in the 39th District that need resources and funding during this public health crisis. The full letter can be found here.

“The coronavirus has deeply affected all of our communities. As Congress continues to work out the details of the stimulus package, we must directly address the needs of our workers, small businesses, first responders, and families. They must be put first,” said Rep. Cisneros. “After spending the last week listening to constituents, small business owners, community leaders, and everyone who has contacted my office, I know there are critical areas in the 39th District that need our support to get through this pandemic. The stimulus package should focus on stopping the spread of the coronavirus, helping our national and local economies recover, and keeping our families and first responders safe. I will not stop advocating for the needs and priorities of the 39th District.”

In the letter, Rep. Cisneros outlines key CA-39 priorities that should be addressed:

  • Support for small businesses
  • Direct aid for cities
  • Relief for workers and consumers
  • Help Americans stay in their homes
  • Relief for students and schools
  • Support for first responders and law enforcement
  • Increase production of medical equipment
  • Support for hospitals
  • Support for the homeless
  • Support for vulnerable immigrant populations
  • Support for our seniors
  • Expansion of testing
  • Strict provisions for corporate bailouts