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December 02, 2016

Aguilar Reflects on Inland Regional Center Attack on One-Year Anniversary

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released the following statement in reflection of the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino that killed 14 and seriously injured 22:

“As we mark the one-year anniversary since the horrific attack in San Bernardino, my heart goes out to the victims’ families and to the survivors who are still fighting every day to heal and move forward.

In the year since the tragedy, we have consistently seen the strength and determination of our community. We have stayed strong by standing together, refusing to give into hate or to let this senseless act of violence define us or divide us. As we reflect on that terrible day, we should hold ourselves to the same standard.

Our community still has a lot of healing to do. The survivors and their families need our support and access to care to recuperate. And I pledge to them that I will not stop fighting until they receive the treatment they deserve. I will also continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to return federal funds to our community to offset the costs incurred from our law enforcement’s heroic response on that dark day.

One year ago, we emerged from the shadows of adversity and fear and pushed forward. I have no doubt we will continue to recover and rebuild with that same spirit in our hearts.”

Rep. Aguilar represents California’s 31st Congressional District, which includes the City of San Bernardino. He has served in the United States House of Representatives since 2015.