June 20, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar’s bill, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, passed the House of Representatives unanimously by a voice vote. The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Attorney General and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the U.S. The goal is to generate a report with detailed analysis about how the attack occurred and how to prevent future assaults. There is currently no legal requirement to produce this type of report.
June 16, 2017 Press Release
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for CNN and the San Bernardino Sun to discuss the important bipartisan nature of the annual Congressional Baseball Game and to underscore that the horrific act of violence targeting the Congressional Republican baseball team was a failed assault on our nation’s democracy.
June 14, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the shooting at the Congressional Republican baseball practice this morning.
June 9, 2017 Press Release
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a Dreamers Networking Mixer at Chaffey College with students who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, commonly referred to as Dreamers, to meet with members of Rep. Aguilar’s Immigration Advisory Board and local immigrant advocacy representatives to talk about their futures and opportunities in the Inland Empire.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold his 2017 Senior Fair on Friday, July 7th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM in the Ken Hubbs Gymnasium at Colton High School. This is the third senior fair Rep. Aguilar has held since 2015, continuing a series that offers Inland Empire seniors access to free health screenings and food programs, and assistance with Social Security, Medicare and veterans benefits.
May 31, 2017 Press Release
On Tuesday, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his ‘Job For A Day’ Tour of the Inland Empire at the Goodwill Southern California in Rancho Cucamonga, where he worked sorting donations. Rep. Aguilar kicked off his tour in San Bernardino last month at Mitla Café. The tour will take Rep. Aguilar across California’s 31st Congressional District, where he will work different jobs at businesses throughout the community to connect with residents and learn more about local businesses and the communities they serve.
May 26, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released a survey inviting Inland Empire veterans to share their experiences at the Loma Linda VA in an effort to learn more about specific problems and how to improve care for San Bernardino County veterans.
May 24, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) updated score of House Republicans’ health care bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month after House Republicans forced a vote on the bill without a cost analysis. The AHCA repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cuts Medicaid funding to states, raises health care costs for families, allows states to eliminate essential health benefits like coverage for pre-existing conditions and cuts taxes for millionaires and billionaires.
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that H.R. 2258, the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, was voted out of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The ADVANCE Act provides active-duty service members and reservists access to the same unique training and testing standards for commercial drivers’ licenses granted to veterans by the latest surface transportation bill, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
In The News
March 3, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar brought Maria Barragan-Arreguin, Coordinator at the California State University, San Bernardino DREAMers Resource and Success Center, as his guest to President Donald Trump’s address before a joint session of Congress. Maria is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, and is one of many who has been targeted by President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Sarah Wire with the LA Times has the story.
March 2, 2017 In The News
Following news that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about meeting with the Russian ambassador, Rep. Aguilar called on the Attorney General to resign. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
February 28, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an Immigration and Dreamers Town Hall at San Bernardino Valley College. Rep. Aguilar provided a federal update on immigration and answered questions from students, many of whom are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Anthony Victoria with Inland Empire Community News covered the event.
February 22, 2017 In The News
Watch Rep. Pete Aguilar talk with Fox News Correspondent Will Carr about the ongoing needs to help December 2nd victims get the care that they deserve, and his efforts to help secure a $4 million federal grant to help with survivors' recovery.
February 17, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined his colleagues on a letter to the House Oversight Committee calling on it to investigate the president's relaxed cybersecurity practices. Joe Uchill with The Hill has the full story.
February 15, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar called for a bipartisan investigation into reports that the president's campaign staff had contact with Russian intelligence while then-candidate Donald Trump was running for office. Jeff Horseman with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin has the story.
February 14, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined his Inland Empire colleagues in the House of Representatives on a letter to immigration officials about the raids in their communities. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
February 10, 2017 In The News
Read Rep. Aguilar's editorial for the San Bernardino Sun about the dangers in the president's inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack as justification for his Muslim ban. The editorial can be read at sbsun.com.
February 10, 2017 In The News
Watch Rep. Aguilar talk with CNN's Chris Cuomo about President Trump's continued inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack to justify his Muslim ban.
February 7, 2017 In The News
Listen to Rep. Pete Aguilar speak with "All Things Considered" host Kelly McEvers about President Trump's consistent and inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack to justify his Muslim ban, as well as the president's outlandish claims that the press intentionally under-reported the terror attack.
September 15, 2016 Video
Rep. Aguilar released a video message in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually from September 15th - October 15th.
June 16, 2016 Video
Rep. Pete Aguilar called on House Republicans to take action on commonsense reforms to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists and expand background checks to cover all gun purchases, reprimanding his Republican colleagues for their continued inaction in the aftermath of the attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando.
June 9, 2016 Video
Rep. Pete Aguilar released a video message in honor of LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated during the month of June.