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July 10, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2021 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill out of committee. 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. The second increases funding for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the third provides funding to pay congressional interns, ensuring internship opportunities are not only available to those who can afford to work in an unpaid position.
July 7, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (SBCFPD) has received $697,072 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant-COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) Program. The funding will allow the San Bernardino County Fire department to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), including respiratory protection, face masks, eye protection, and protective coveralls. The equipment will allow firefighters and first responders to continue their work safely during the coronavirus crisis.
July 6, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $3,802,601 in federal funding for the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department (PSD). The funding was made possible by the CARES Act, bipartisan legislation passed by Congress to provide relief and resources during the coronavirus crisis, and will allow PSD to offer summer programming to the families it serves.
July 2, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a sweeping infrastructure investment package of more than $1.5 trillion for infrastructure projects to create good-paying jobs, modernize American transportation infrastructure and address the climate crisis. Two amendments introduced by Rep. Pete Aguilar were included in the bill. The first helps make the Inland Empire more competitive in applying for federal grants to reduce emissions and fight pollution. The second establishes a Gridlock Reduction Grant Program to fund programs that would reduce traffic and congestion in regions like the Inland Empire.
June 26, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department (PSD) has received $53,109,024 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Head Start. The funding will allow PSD to continue providing high-quality early education to children throughout the county and to continue their mission of equipping families with the skills and resources they need to succeed. PSD serves nearly 6,000 families throughout the county.
June 25, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, landmark legislation to reform policing practices throughout the country...
June 24, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to announce that hree students in the CSUSB cybersecurity program will receive full scholarships in the fall from the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySp), which seeks to recruit the nation’s top cyber talent to help protect the nation against threats on information systems and networks.
June 18, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Loma Linda University Health has received $450,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program. The program promotes diversity among health care professionals by providing financial aid to financially-disadvantaged students.
June 18, 2020 Press Release

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

June 12, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Ashely Cabrera, a junior at Rialto High School, is the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 31st Congressional District for her submission entitled “Her Struggle.”


In The News

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.