Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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February 11, 2020 Press Release
Rep. 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 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address.
January 31, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey will be his guest at President Trump’s State of the Union address on February 4, 2020. After a year of devastating wildfires throughout California, Chief Munsey’s attendance at the State of the Union address will serve as a reminder of the continued need for federal resources in the state.
January 29, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Redlands High School student Varun Srivastava is the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for California’s 31st Congressional District. Varun’s app, We Will, educates users about the connection between human activity and climate change and helps users monitor and reduce their own carbon footprint.
January 22, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (NPHS), a Rancho Cucamonga-based non-profit, received a federal grant of $525,000 from the US Department of the Treasury. The new funding will allow NPHS to provide down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers across the Inland Empire with low-to-moderate incomes. Through its Opportunity Down Payment Assistance Program, NPHS will provide up to $25,000 per household to assist eligible first-time homebuyers in purchasing a home. The funding for this grant comes from the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) fund. In 2019, Rep. Aguilar used his position on the House Appropriations Committee to successfully increase funding for the CDFI program.
December 27, 2019 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 2019.
December 21, 2019 Press Release
President Trump signed into law H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158, two legislative packages to provide government funding for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The funding bills included two key provisions offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar.
December 18, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement ahead of the House of Representatives’ vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: “There are few decisions Congress can make that are more solemn than whether or not to impeach a president. The fact is that President Trump attempted to use the power of his office to coerce a foreign government to interfere in an American election. The president then used the power of his office to obstruct a Congressional investigation into his wrongdoing. In light of these facts, and after consultation with members of my community, I will vote in support of both articles of impeachment against the president. I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, and that’s what I intend to do with this vote. No one is above the law.”
December 17, 2019 Press Release
The Senate passed S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 after the bill was passed with bipartisan support in the House on December 11, 2019. In addition to authorizing military and defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year, this year’s NDAA establishes a twelve-week paid family leave policy for federal employees and provides a much-needed pay raise for military personnel. The bill also includes seven key provisions authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar. Aguilar’s amendments to the NDAA were first adopted in July 2019, when the House originally passed the bill. The NDAA also includes a provision to protect jobs from downsizing at March Air Reserve Base as a result of an amendment cosponsored by Rep. Aguilar. Of the seven amendments he offered, all were approved by the Senate and included in the final version of the bill, which will soon be signed into law by the president. Aguilar’s primary contributions to the new law include:
November 14, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar took his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire to the Inland Empire Job Corps Center, where he spent the day learning trades with students participating in work-based learning programs. Aguilar began the day by working with students enrolled in the tile setting program, installing tile at one of the campus facilities before joining a group of culinary arts students in preparing food and ingredients at the campus kitchen.

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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.

December 6, 2019 In The News

Days after the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, has reintroduced legislation meant to help local agencies deal with domestic terrorism and violent extremism.

September 27, 2019 In The News
Inland Reps. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, and Norma Torres, D-Ontario, have championed funding increases for federal programs
September 25, 2019 In The News

Representative Pete Aguilar announced Friday that Citadel Community Development Corporation, a San Bernardino-based nonprofit, received a grant of $1,500,000 from the United States Department of Labor.

September 19, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar has announced that SAC Health Care System (SACHS) has received more than $2.1 million through the Affordable Care Act Teaching Health Center grant program.

September 18, 2019 In The News

Southern California leaders are slamming President Donald Trump’s decision to block California from setting its own auto emissions standards. And many Democrats are pledging to fight back.

April 4, 2019 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced on Monday, April 1, that Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (NPHS) has been awarded $270,000 and Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc. (NHSIE) has been awarded $447,000 by NeighborWorks America, a Congressionally chartered nonprofit that provides financial support to affordable housing programs throughout the country.

March 25, 2019 In The News

The Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, a bill authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) and signed into law by the president in 2018, has taken effect.

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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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