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Gil Cisneros goes on summer recess while 39th District families suffer

As many residents of the 39th Congressional District are wondering if they will be able to pay their mortgage, how their children will be educated, or if they have a job to go back to as COVID-19 persists, Congressman Gil Cisneros continues his two week recess from Congress. Gil Cisneros’ seems content with sitting on the sidelines while there is no agreement in sight on the critical aid that families, workers, small businesses, and schools need.

“Only Washington politicians like Gil Cisneros would think it is okay to go home while tens of thousands of his constituents suffer through the worst economic and health crisis of our lifetimes,” said Young Kim, former Assemblywoman and 39th District Candidate. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us a true absence of leadership from our Congressman. He has continued to put party above the people of this district and has walked away from his responsibilities at the very time the people of our district need it most.”

Early in the pandemic, Cisneros stayed silent as Congress allowed the critical Paycheck Protection Program to lapse, dealing a serious blow to local small businesses and workers that were in desperate need of relief. Cisneros then voted for the Democrats partisan HEROES Act that was slammed by moderate democrats, denounced by Orange County Congresswoman Katie Porter as being “Democratic wishlist” and condemned by local elected officials from across the 39th District. He has continued to push the failed legislation despite his colleagues admitting it has no chance of becoming law.

California continues to experience high rates of COVID-19 infections and each county in the 39th District is under state mandated shutdowns. The impact on small businesses, workers, families, and local governments has been high.

This article was released by Young Kim for Congress.

11 Comments

  1. Vote for Donald J. Trump so you and your children won’t have to fly to another country and learn a new language for a job. Do you know how to speak Chinese?

  2. I would be more concerned about AOC, Omar and the Socialists Communists taking over the Democratic Party than Cisneros. He will be replaced by a more left leaning socialist in future primaries. Just like the Black Caucus member whose father was a founder of the Black Caucus was replaced in the primaries in St. Louis by a Socialist Democrat. So much for love within the Democratic Party . You either a Socialist or a extinct Moderate.

  3. The epitome of dishonesty and hypocrisy from Ms. Kim. When your only strategy is cynically chiding a conscientious Member of Congress about your own party refusing to vote on House bills, it’s time to end the campaign. It’s widely known Rep. Cisneros suspended in-district work to return to Washington (in the midst of pandemic) to fight for an unimpeded election and protecting our postal service lifeline!

  4. Not sure why my comment was deleted. But this is a lie. Rep. Cisneros and the entire House is in DC right now to vote on legislation.OC Breeze shouldn’t publish this piece.

    1. Joseph,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      Your first comment was not deleted. It went into moderation and was subsequently approved.

      Orange County Breeze welcomes news releases from political campaigns, and comments from readers. We ask that a valid email address be used when submitting a comment, that foul language and name-calling be avoided, and that comments advance an argument and not merely fling accusations.

      In order to enforce our standards for comments, they are not automatically published. Instead, each comment is reviewed and approved — or trashed, if it fails to meet standards.

      We are serious about encouraging discussion about problems facing northwest Orange County, and about maintaining civility while doing so.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, stay healthy!

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  5. This piece is a lie. Rep. Cisneros and the House are literally in the DC this weekend to pass legislation. Do better OC Breeze.

    1. Joseph,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      At the time that Orange County Breeze received this article as a news release from the campaign of Young Kim, both Houses of Congress were in recess. With the growing uproar over the US Postal Service, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called members back into session. Although the House of Representatives is back in Washington, D.C., the House leadership shows no signs of being willing to compromise in order to pass legislation that the Senate will approve and President Trump will sign.

      Again, than you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Stay safe, stay healthy!

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

      1. Pelosi called the House into session BEFORE Young released this news release. The public knew the House was coming back to recess as early as this week. So Young’s assertion that Gil and House Democrats have been sitting on the sidelines is false.

        And the way you write that House leadership shows no signs of being willing to compromise in order to pass legislation without commenting on the fact that Mitch McConnell said there was no urgency in May or that the President doesn’t want to budge, shows your bias. I understand that every news organization has bias, that’s very clear, no newspaper is above it. But your comment is not balanced at all. You could’ve even said “Although the House is back in DC, House, Senate, and the President are still at an impasse.” This is disappointing.

        I get that you have to screen comments, but screening them beforehand instead of after is a bit much. You should definitely explain that before people comment so they know what they’re getting into.

        1. Joseph,

          Thank you for taking the time to respond to my response to your original comment.

          I will admit to being testy about the current leadership of the House of Representatives, and to having a soft spot for Mitch McConnell. However, we publish news releases from both sides of the aisle, including campaign news releases.

          Everybody in Washington should get outside the Beltway Bubble to see how their constituents are suffering under COVID-19. That Congress adjourned without legislative relief for the ongoing COVID-19 is a stain on both houses.

          However, I think it would be even better if everybody in Sacramento got off their posteriors and loosened restrictions that have no bearing on COVID-19 to make it easier for residents to cope. The State Legislature cut and ran. Governor Newsom has done nothing but okay an entirely unrealistic State budget for the new fiscal year while messing up managing vital functions like EDD and Cal ISO and CDPH.

          We can’t work because of COVID-19, or AB5, or “distance learning.” We can’t apply for unemployment because EDD is utterly hosed. We can’t stroll on the beach, or sit on a park bench, or go to a concert. We can’t even go see a movie — although the trailer for the theatrical release of Unhinged starring Russell Crowe as a down-on-his-luck truck driver suffering from terminal road rage makes his reaction seem almost reasonable under lockdown conditions. (That’s a weird kind of non-joke.)

          As for screening comments, we have been doing the same thing for almost ten years. I have reminded commentators about our comment policy many times. If people generally would take three deep breaths and a sip of decaf, then think charitably towards the object of their wrath, we would all of us, from the mightiest motor moouth in Washingto, DC, to the lowliest unemployed barrista in Santa Monica, be much happier.

          Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

          Stay safe, stay healthy!

          Shelley Henderson
          editor, Orange County Breeze

          1. I agree with you Shelley about Sacramento. I’m just genuinely sick and tired of politics now today because we have leaders who don’t know what’s happening on the ground. I have friends who are struggling to pay rent and have no idea what to do if the eviction ban doesn’t get extended. I have a problem with Young because she has no solutions. She has ever right to be angry, so does everyone else, but since she’s running for Congress, she should tell us what she would do instead. Call out her own party leaders for also not coming to the table. There’s two sides.

            But I do VERY much appreciate you taking the time to respond to my comments, even though they weren’t positive. It’s rare in media and politics. I appreciate all that you do.

            Thank you for listening to me. That’s all we ever really want.

  6. Nice try Republicans and Young Kim. The Democratic controlled House, including Reps Cisneros and Rouda are in session this weekend Aug 22-23 to pass legislation to help the USPS and negotiate with the Coward and Chief, President and Republican Senate who are on recess aka vacation. The only way Republicans think will help the unemployed is to pass a tax cut.

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