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September 08, 2015

Aguilar Reflects on Connecting Residents to Government During August Recess

As Congress resumes session on Tuesday, Rep. Aguilar reflected on the August Recess, where he spent the month holding constituent service events, touring and visiting local manufacturers and healthcare facilities, and hosted a cabinet secretary in the Inland Empire to highlight opportunities for small business owners.

“While I’m home most weekends, having the extra time in August to meet with residents and discuss the issues that matter to them and their families is what this is all about. I was glad to have the opportunity to sit down with folks at our Senior Fair to talk about their Medicare, Social Security and veterans benefits claims,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “I was also grateful to have U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet join us to discuss ways we can help Inland Empire businesses grow their workforce, and increase their access to credit and capital. Connecting our residents to federal agencies so we can support middle-class families and grow our local economy has always been my priority, and I’m glad that during this August recess I was able to be on the ground to personally help folks do just that.”

During the month of August, Rep. Aguilar held constituent events, visited businesses and healthcare facilities, and met with city leaders on critical issues including transportation and homelessness. Included among these events were an open house in the San Bernardino office, Rep. Aguilar’s first annual Senior Fair, a visit from the U.S. Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, visits to local manufacturer Gentex and business Gate City Beverage Distributors, and tours of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, the Community Hospital of San Bernardino, and the Homeless Access Center. Rep. Aguilar also delivered the keynote address at the Inland Empire Jobs Corps’ commencement ceremony. While the August recess has ended, Rep. Aguilar will be back in the district this weekend, holding a “Coffee with Your Congressman” at Corky’s Kitchen and Bakery in Rialto on Saturday at 9:00AM.

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