Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr.

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), a Navy Veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, praised the nomination of former commander of the U.S. Central Command Retired General Lloyd Austin to Secretary of Defense. If confirmed, Gen. Austin will be the first African American Secretary of Defense—the culmination …continue reading

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) delivered his farewell address to Congress and reflected on the progress made and his achievements while serving California’s 39th District. Text of Rep. Cisneros’ farewell address can be found below: “Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Today, I stand here humbled and honored to have had …continue reading

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Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) conceded the race for California’s 39th District. “My journey to Congress started four years ago when my wife, Jacki, and I knew there needed to be change after 2016. Service has always been an integral part of my life. I’m proud to have served …continue reading

Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA-39), Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24), and Katherine Clark (D-MA-05) introduced the Support Allowing Volume Exception for (SAVE) Federally-Assisted Housing Act, a targeted effort to address the national shortage of affordable housing units by freeing up the availability of private activity bonds used to support the preservation, …continue reading

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) praised the unanimous, bipartisan passage of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, which includes his bipartisan bill—Setting Treatment Options and Practices for Veteran Suicide and Substance Abuse Act (STOP Veteran Suicide and Substance Abuse Act). Rep. Cisneros’ bill, which …continue reading

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 …continue reading

Last week, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), Navy Veteran and Vice Chair of the House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, joined a congressional delegation to Fort Hood to investigate the Army’s inadequate response to the disappearance and murder of SPC Vanessa Guillén and the deaths of PV2 Gregory Wedel …continue reading

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement on Hispanic Heritage Month which is observed between September 15th-October 15th: “I’m honored to join the Hispanic Community in the 39th District and across the country in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. From advancements in arts, education, and science, selflessly serving …continue reading

Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) announced a total of $945,000 Department of Education (DOE) grants for California State University, Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, and Mt. San Antonio Community College. The grants are distributed from the DOE’s Student Support Services Program to provide academic and other support services to low-income, …continue reading

Representatives Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined Orange County lawmakers to request a briefing from the Board of Education over its decision to reopen schools this fall. In a letter to the Board, the Members expressed safety concerns and sought additional clarification over its recommendations. Full text of the letter …continue reading