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December 01, 2016

Aguilar Elected to Leadership Team of Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar was elected to serve as Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) for the 115th Congress. Rep. Aguilar joins the CHC leadership team beside Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (Chair), and Congressmen Joaquin Castro (First Vice Chair) and Ruben Gallego (Second Vice Chair). Rep. Aguilar is the only California member on the CHC leadership team.

“I’m grateful to have been chosen to serve as the Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The CHC’s priorities include comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, creating good-paying jobs, accessing affordable health care, and investing in quality education for our kids – all issues that are significant in my community,” said Rep. Aguilar. He added, “San Bernardino is representative of many of the regions throughout the nation that would benefit from these priorities, so I’m glad to take on a new role to help push those policies forward.”

The CHC is a coalition of Hispanic Members of Congress focused on advancing issues that affect Hispanic communities throughout the United States. Rep. Pete Aguilar has represented California’s 31st Congressional District since 2015. He serves on the House Committees on Armed Services and Agriculture. Rep. Aguilar and his wife Alisha live in Redlands, where he previously served as the city’s mayor, with their two children.