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.
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for El Chicano, highlighting his job-creating initiatives and his commitment to supporting Inland Empire middle-class families. The op-ed also discusses the importance of constituent services events, including Rep. Aguilar’s upcoming Inland Empire Jobs Fair, which will be held on Friday, July 22nd at the Frank Gonzales Community Center in Colton.
The Los Angeles News Group Editorial Board authored an opinion article in support of Representative Pete Aguilar’s latest bill, the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act. The editorial praised Rep. Aguilar’s college affordability bill, calling it, “…a sensible approach to easing the debt burden on recent college graduates.”
Rep. Aguilar joined Under Secretary Kevin Concannon to congratulate Fontana and Upland schools on the important steps they have taken toward creating healthier choices and practices for students. Alejandro Cano with the Fontana Herald News has the story.
As Women’s History Month kicks off, Rep. Aguilar draws attention to the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health care.
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Aguilar Announces Additional $500,000 in Federal Funds for San Bernardino County Response to Inland Regional Center Terror Attack
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has allocated an additional $500,000 to the State of California for San Bernardino County to defray costs incurred by state and local agencies from law enforcement’s response to the Inland Regional Center terror attack on December 2, 2015. This is the second installment of federal funds to recover costs incurred from the response to the attack, which totals $1,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2016.
September 27, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Federal Aid for Colton Ashley Furniture Workers
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has granted Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) to workers who were laid off as a result of the Colton Ashley Furniture facility closure. Trade Adjustment Assistance is a federal program that offers employment services through training, counseling, income support and more for American workers who have been adversely affected by foreign competition. Rep. Pete Aguilar advocated for support for these workers, and earlier this month sent a letter of support to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez for a TAA petition filed by the State of California Economic Development Department (EDD) on behalf of the displaced workers.
September 26, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $82 Million Contract Between Rancho Cucamonga Manufacturer and U.S. Army
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Army awarded an $82,490,177 contract to Gentex Corporation, with work to be performed at its Rancho Cucamonga facility. The contract is for the Joint Service Aircrew Mask for Joint Strike Fighter (JSAM-JSF), which provides respiratory protection to U.S. and allied pilots while flying JSF F-35 aircraft.
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