Rep. Aguilar continued his "Job for a Day" tour at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Bernardino. Brian Whitehead with the San Bernardino Sun has the full story. (Photo by Terry Pierson, Press Enterprise/SCNG)
Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) Discuss the USA Act, their bipartisan bill to protect Dreamers, on Face the Nation with host Nancy Cordes.
Rep. Pete Aguilar made the fifth stop of his "Job for a Day" tour selling concessions at an Inland Empire 66ers game. Anthony Victoria with the Inland Empire Community News has the full story. (Photo by Anthony Victoria, Inland Empire Community News)
Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his “Job For a Day” tour at Gerrards Market in Redlands where he bagged groceries for customers. Alejandra Molina with the Press-Enterprise has the full story. (Photo by Rachel Luna, The Sun/SCNG)
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for CNN on the important bipartisan nature of the annual Congressional Baseball Game and to underscore that the horrific act of violence targeting the Congressional Republican baseball team was a failed assault on our nation’s democracy. [Politico Photo]
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will receive over three million dollars in federal funding for the university’s prestigious cybersecurity program through three different grant allocations. Beau Yarbrough with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
Latest News and Press Releases
August 15, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar’s Bill to Expand Access to DoD Cyber Scholarship Program Signed into Law
On Monday, Rep. Pete Aguilar’s bill to connect students of color with the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program, the OPPORTUNITY Act, was signed into law by President Trump as part of H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The new law will help students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) access the Cyber Scholarship Program.
August 1, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Bill to Encourage Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in the Inland Empire
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced H.R. 6579, the Recent Graduates in Start-Ups and Innovation Act. The bill would create a program to allow a no-interest deferment of federal student loans for recent college graduates who open a small business or innovative start-up in a designated Opportunity Zone. Designed to spur economic growth in areas where businesses have traditionally struggled, the Opportunity Zone program attracts investors by allowing them to delay paying taxes on profits made from investments in businesses within Opportunity Zones.
July 25, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Amendments to Protect DACA Recipients from Deportation Pass Appropriations Committee
The House Appropriations Committee passed two amendments offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The amendments prohibit the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from deporting, detaining or initiating removal proceedings for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The first amendment prohibits DHS from deporting DACA recipients who have served or are currently serving in the US Military, the second prohibits the deportation of DACA recipients more broadly, so long as they are in good standing and still meet all the requirements of eligibility for the DACA program.
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