Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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September 23, 2016 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: How EDD and Rep. Aguilar Are Helping Laid Off Ashley Furniture Employees in Colton
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez advocating for federal assistance for the 840 employees laid off as a result of the Colton Ashley Furniture facility closure. In an official letter to Secretary Perez, Rep. Aguilar offered his full-fledged support for the petition filed by the State of California Economic Development Department (EDD) on behalf of the displaced workers with the U.S. Department of Labor, which requests federal employment assistance through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.
September 21, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Bill to Help Inland Empire Veterans and Improve Accountability at the VA
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced H.R. 6078, the VA Accountability for Location of Records (VALOR) Act, which requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to complete record requests for veterans within 14 days, or explain the reason why the records will be delayed. Rep. Aguilar was inspired to write the bill following conversations with members of his Veterans Advisory Board and with Inland Empire veterans who have reached out to his office after struggling to access these documents from the VA.
September 13, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Homeland Security Summit On Emergency Preparedness
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a panel at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual conference, entitled Homeland Security: Community Readiness Strategies for the Latino Community. The discussion, which coincided with National Preparedness Month and Hispanic Heritage Month, focused on strengthening communication between law enforcement, schools and hospitals in Latino communities so municipalities are prepared for extraordinary emergency situations, including natural disasters like earthquakes and wildfires, or man-made situations like the attack at the Inland Regional Center.

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