Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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June 11, 2019 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee passed two provisions authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar to protect DACA recipients and allow them to serve their communities. The first amends the Homeland Security Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020 by adding a provision that prohibits the detention and deportation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, so long as they still meet all eligibility requirements for DACA status. The second, which was included in the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, allows DACA recipients to become eligible for federal employment.
June 6, 2019 Press Release
This week, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. The bill, which provides funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, included language submitted by Rep. Pete Aguilar that pushes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to re-evaluate the process for determining Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan limits. The report language encourages HUD to raise FHA loan limits in regions with housing markets that are still recovering from the recession, like San Bernardino. Relief will specifically apply to Metropolitan Statistical Areas of 1,300 square miles. This change would help more families access affordable loans that better reflect the median sales price in the region.
June 5, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar voted to pass H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, which was adopted in the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. The bill would establish a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the US under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status. A recent study by the Center for American Progress estimates that the bill could provide protections for up to 2.5 million immigrants, including over 562,000 Dreamers in California.
June 5, 2019 Press Release
El Congresista Pete Aguilar votó a favor de aprobar HR 6, la Ley de Sueños y Promesas, que fue adoptada en la Cámara de Representantes con apoyo bipartidista. La legislación establecería un camino hacia la ciudadanía para los inmigrantes que viven en los Estados Unidos con Acción Diferida para los Niños Llegados en la Infancia (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals o DACA), el Estatus de Protección Temporal (Temporary Protected Status o el TPS) y el estatus de la Salida Forzada Diferida (Deferred Enforced Departure o el DED). Un reciente estudio realizado por el Centro del Progreso Americano (Center for American Progress) estima que la legislación podría brindar protección a hasta 2.5 millones de inmigrantes, incluidos más de 562,000 Dreamers quienes viven en California.
June 3, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his amendment to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to work in the federal government was included in the 2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which was reported out of the subcommittee on Monday, June 3, 2019. A longtime advocate for Dreamers, Rep. Aguilar fought to include the language in the text of this year’s bill after the same language was passed by a bipartisan vote in the Appropriations Committee in 2017, only to be stripped from the final bill text by Republican leadership. The same amendment was voted down by Republicans in 2018.
May 8, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Joel Martinez is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for California’s 31st Congressional District. A sophomore at Wilmer Amina Carter High School in Rialto, Joel’s painting, entitled 03, was chosen by Rep. Aguilar and a panel of judges as the winner out of more than 60 submissions from area high school students. In addition to having his work displayed in the US Capitol for the next year, Joel and his family will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to meet with Rep. Aguilar and winners from other Congressional Districts courtesy of Southwest Airlines. The winner was announced at the 2019 Art Competition reception hosted by Rep. Aguilar at the San Bernardino County Museum.
April 24, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar made the second stop of 2019 on his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire, working as a barista at Viva la Boba in San Bernardino. The small business opened in March with the goals of creating a community-oriented space and helping to revitalize downtown San Bernardino.
April 3, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar re-introduced the Job Opportunity and Business Services (JOBS) Act, a bill he drafted with the input of local advocates to help Inland Empire job-seekers and businesses connect with employment resources. The legislation empowers local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) to advertise their services, including on-the-job training, career counseling, and mentoring, to businesses and potential employees in the communities they serve
April 3, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar was designated by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives. As Speaker Pro Tempore, Rep. Aguilar presided over floor proceedings as the House debated H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2019.
April 1, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced 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.

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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.

January 30, 2019 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, does not support funding President Donald Trump’s “sea-to-shining-sea” border wall.

But the 31st District Congressman said Wednesday that he’s not against funding other forms of border protection, and wants to see where the evidence dictates the funding should go.

December 21, 2018 In The News

The 31st District Congressman ushered in new laws, held numerous resource and job fairs, helped constituents sort out issues with federal agencies and, in November, won re-election.

December 15, 2018 In The News

On November 6, 2018, Americans went to the polls to send a clear message to Washington – “Enough.” Enough partisan bickering. Enough inaction. Enough catering to special interests. Enough.

November 20, 2018 In The News

The U.S. post office in downtown San Bernardino is a signature away from being renamed after the late Stater Bros. leader, Jack Brown.

Four months after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2979, a bill introduced last year by Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, the Senate last week followed suit, clearing the proposal’s path to the president.

November 7, 2018 In The News

While in the majority, he said he won’t lose sight of his bipartisan priorities, such as investing in infrastructure, lowering the cost of prescription drugs and providing opportunities for veterans.

November 1, 2018 In The News

In making the announcement YAP founder Joseph William will be accompanied by Rep. Pete Aguilar, Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson and San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis.

October 24, 2018 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar made the ninth stop on his “Job for a Day” tour of the Inland Empire where he worked aboard a Metrolink train bound for Pomona from the San Bernardino Downtown station on Monday, Oct. 22. While on board, Aguilar helped collect tickets and shadowed both the conductor and passenger engineer.

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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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