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January 05, 2017

Aguilar Nominated to Serve on House Appropriations Committee

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he’s been nominated to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. The House Appropriations Committee has the immense responsibility of appropriating funds and spending for the federal government, along with the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The Appropriations Committee’s twelve subcommittees allocate funding for all federal government programs and operations.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to bear this great responsibility,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “Assisting with how funds are appropriated, especially as a leader from a region that has been in serious need of federal support, I understand what struggling communities throughout the nation are experiencing. This committee has never been more important to the democratic process than it is today, and I look forward to joining my colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee and getting to work.”

“Congressman Pete Aguilar is a steadfast champion for hard-working families throughout San Bernardino County and across America,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said.  “With his bold, strategic, insightful leadership, Pete will be a strong advocate on the Appropriations Committee fighting for families, good-paying jobs, education and opportunity for all, not just the privileged few.”

Rep. Aguilar served on the House Armed Services and Agriculture Committees in the 114th Congress. In the 115th Congress, Rep. Aguilar will also serve as an Assistant Whip on the House Democratic Caucus Leadership team and as the Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.