Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.’s bipartisan Strategic National Stockpile bill passed the House
It was a busy week in Wasington, D.C., and I want to provide you with an update on my work for the 39th District:
- The House passed my bipartisan bill, on a bipartisan, unanimous basis, to strengthen and replenish the Strategic National Stockpile. It would reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources of critical medical supplies, boost domestic manufacturing so supplies are made in America, and ensure our frontline workers get the PPE they need.
- The House passed a comprehensive veteran mental healthcare legislative package on a bipartisan, unanimous vote, which included my bipartisan bill to prevent veteran suicide and substance misuse problems.
- The House passed the bipartisan Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. This significant piece of legislation not only combats climate change, but also modernizes our energy system, creates jobs, and grows our economy.
- I joined my Republican and Democratic colleagues in urging Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy to bring a new, bipartisan coronavirus deal to the house floor. Just because the Senate isn’t doing its job, doesn’t mean the House can’t continue to do ours.
As we’re in the middle of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to share that I’m hosting our 2nd annual CA-39 Hispanic Heritage Month Awards. We’re recognizing outstanding Hispanic Americans from the district who are leaders in public service, healthcare, small business, education or volunteerism/local activism. If you or someone you know who lives in the 39th should be nominated, fill out our form HERE.
Lastly, I would like to share a list of several organizations that can help CA-39 residents during this difficult time. My office compiled resources on food and nutrition, financial and legal aid, and community services. If you or someone you know needs assistance, or if you would like to help one of these groups, check our RESOURCES LIST HERE. You can also always reach out to my office for assistance.
Please continue to follow the proper safety precautions. This is about the health and safety of you, your loved ones, and the people around you. Follow CDC guidelines, practice social distancing, wear a mask, and practice safe hygiene habits. Each and every one of us has a responsibility to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.
Member of Congress