Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined 33 of his Republican and Democratic colleagues in urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to put the needs of the country above political concerns. The lawmakers argued that House leadership should support new, bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation before leaving for the October district work period. To view the letter sent to House leadership, click here.
“Just because the Senate can’t do its job doesn’t mean the House can’t do ours,” said Rep. Cisneros. “Families in the 39th District and across the country are still struggling to pay their rent, put food on the table, and make ends meet. We have a responsibility to work together to pass new, bipartisan relief legislation for families, workers, small businesses, cities, and states.”
“It has been suggested by some that Members of Congress are anxious to return to their districts to campaign in advance of the November 3rd election, even if that means leaving Capitol Hill without passing another COVID-19 relief bill. We want to be very clear that we do not in any way agree with this position,” the Members wrote in the letter. “Staying at the table means keeping members of the House of Representatives in session—and on Capitol Hill—until a bipartisan deal is reached and passed in the House. We recognize that we cannot dictate the actions of the Senate, but we can, in the People’s House, continue to work to deliver actual relief to the American people.”
This article was released by the Office of Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr.