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February 23, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Inland Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (IBHS) received two grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The first grant of $2,488,515 will help IBHS provide an array of key health care services to low-income and at-risk populations throughout the Inland Empire. The second grant provides $126,000 in funding to focus on chronic hypertensive patients and assist IBHS in monitoring and improving their condition through the use of Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitoring devices that will feed the data directly to their health centers.
February 18, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Shielding Our Military from Extremists Act, legislation to help prevent white supremacists and other domestic extremists from enlisting in the US Military. The introduction of the bill follows the publication of a recent report by the Department of Defense (DoD), which was commissioned by language Aguilar previously secured in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020. The report confirms that white supremacist organizations have actively worked to infiltrate the US military in recent years in order to gain combat and tactical training, identify new recruits and use the presence of active duty service members to bring recognition to their organizations.
February 17, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Dr. Subburaman Mohan, Director of the Musculoskeletal Disease Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, has received a $1,611,500 research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant, which will be awarded over a five-year period, will fund cutting-edge research into the link between obesity-caused illnesses and bone fractures, and will support the development of treatment for these conditions. The funding is administered by Loma Linda Veterans Association for Research & Education, a non-profit dedicated to supporting scientific and clinical research at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System and serving veterans through medical research.
February 3, 2021 Press Release
Reps. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the Homeownership for Dreamers Act. The legislation will ensure that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries, or Dreamers, are eligible for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) home loans, home loans backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and Rural Housing home loans.
January 22, 2021 Press Release

This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program beneficiaries are eligible for mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), reversing a Trump Administration policy that made DACA recipients ineligible for the program.

 

January 20, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris...
January 13, 2021 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar joined 232 of his colleagues in a bipartisan vote to impeach President Donald Trump on the charge of inciting an insurrection. The Article of Impeachment was filed after President Trump encouraged a mob of domestic terrorists to attack the US Capitol with the goal of impeding Congress’s count of the electoral college votes that declared Joe Biden the next president. The attack led to five deaths, including a US Capitol Police officer. During the debate on the Article of Impeachment, Aguilar spoke on the House floor to call on his Republican colleagues to uphold their oaths of office by holding the president accountable and supporting impeachment. His full remarks can be viewed here.
January 7, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to President Trump inciting a violent insurrection and attack on the US Capitol in order to prevent Congress from affirming the votes of the Electoral College...
December 23, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar issued a report to residents of California’s 31st Congressional District to review his work on behalf of Inland Empire families in the 116th Congress, which convened on January 3, 2019. Reflecting on the past two years, Aguilar commented: “This past year has been incredibly challenging for Inland Empire families, and my focus has been on providing our region with the resources needed to navigate this crisis. As we enter a new year with the pandemic still devastating communities like ours, I will continue working to support the small businesses, frontline workers, first responders and families who are the backbone of San Bernardino County. The incoming Biden-Harris Administration marks an opportunity for us to work together to build a better country with a brighter future for all who live here. I look forward to getting to work.”
December 21, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar voted for H.R. 133, a comprehensive legislative package that funds the government in Fiscal Year 2021 and provides relief to the American people during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Some of the bill’s key provisions include...

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In The News

September 24, 2020 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, announced Sept. 9 that the Redlands Fire Department has received $34,081.82 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental Program.

 

The funding will be used to help the department purchase personal protective equipment to help protect firefighters from contracting COVID-19, according to a news release.

 

September 10, 2020 In The News

A man who served heroically during World War II was honored posthumously in a ceremony on Sept. 3.

 

During a Zoom event, Rep. Pete Aguilar presented Donald Pruyn of Fontana with 11 medals and commendations earned by his father, Corporal Murry Pruyn, during his service in the war.

 

August 18, 2020 In The News

Flanked by U.S. Postal Service workers outside a processing center in Redlands on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, pledged to help get mail and democracy delivered on time.

 

July 30, 2020 In The News

On Wednesday, July 22, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD) received $5,383,549 from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program.

July 15, 2020 In The News

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment that would block the Department of Homeland Security from detaining or deporting people covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs.

July 14, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar has announced that the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department has received $53,109,024 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start.

 

July 14, 2020 In The News

The House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2021 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill out of committee on July 10. The funding bill includes several key provisions offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar. The first would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to be eligible for employment in Congressional offices.

February 14, 2020 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that San Bernardino County will receive $9,991,391 in federal funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program. The CoC Program is a federal initiative to end homelessness by empowering communities to provide housing resources and address root causes of homelessness. The latest round of CoC grants provided funding for 19 programs within San Bernardino County, including programs to help provide housing for homeless veterans, homeless families with children, and county residents living with HIV/AIDS.
February 4, 2020 In The News
The event held in San Bernardino hosted representatives from dozens of local organizations involved in the census. Dr. Karthick Ramakrishnan is a professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside and director of the Inland Empire Census Complete Count Committee. He says the Inland Empire is considered “hard to count” by the U.S. Census Bureau.
December 26, 2019 In The News

The U.S. Senate passed has approved Senate Bill 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020 after the bill was passed with bipartisan support in the House on Dec. 11.

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June 27, 2017 Video
Rep. Pete Aguilar spoke on the House floor on behalf of Rep. Paul Cook's (R-Apple Valley) bill, the Santa Ana Wash Plan Exchange Act, which trades two parcels of land. The land exchange will support economic growth for two mining companies and allows for additional environmental conservation efforts in the area. Rep. Aguilar was an original cosponsor of the bill and has been heavily involved in the land exchange since his days as the Mayor of Redlands.
March 17, 2017 Video
Rep. Pete Aguilar spoke on the House floor in opposition to House Republicans' health care bill that will force middle-class families to pay more for less coverage.
February 10, 2017 Video
Rep. Aguilar spoke with CNN's Chris Cuomo about President Trump's continued inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack to justify his Muslim ban.

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