June 15, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) has received $26.1 million in federal funding from the US Department of Transportation. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan, landmark legislation led by President Biden and passed by Rep. Aguilar and Congressional Democrats. It will help establish the West Valley Connector project, which will utilize a fleet of zero-emission buses and 21 new bus stations to establish new public transit routes to key San Bernardino County destinations including Victoria Gardens and Ontario International Airport.
June 9, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar held a virtual send-off meeting with Inland Empire students successfully nominated by his office to attend US Service Academies. In order to attend a service academy, students need to be nominated by their Member of Congress. Students in CA-31 were nominated after a rigorous interview and application process that included interviews with local veterans and former academy attendees.
June 2, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department has received two grants totaling $6,303,075 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Head Start. The funding will help the Preschool Services Department operate an in-person summer school session to help prepare students for the beginning of kindergarten.
May 28, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Arroyo Valley High School student Roxanne Ybarra is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for California’s 31st Congressional District for her painting, “Grandma’s House.” Eliana Jackson, a student at Wilmer Amina Carter High School in Rialto finished in second for her work, “All of Nature’s Beauty” and Samantha Garcia, also a student at Carter High School, finished in third with her painting, “Imperfect Blue.” The first place winner’s artwork will be displayed in the US Capitol building in Washington, DC for one year, and the second and third place winners will have their work displayed in the Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino.
May 20, 2021 Press Release
On Monday, May 24, 2021, Congressman Pete Aguilar will award 13 combat medals to John Kerins, a Vietnam War veteran who resides in Fontana. The medals, including the Bronze Star, were earned for heroic service during the conflict in Vietnam but were never awarded. After advocating on behalf of Mr. Kerins, Aguilar’s office was able to secure the medals from the Department of the Army to be formally awarded to Mr. Kerins for the first time.
May 13, 2021 Press Release
On Thursday, May 13th Rep. Pete Aguilar will hold a virtual roundtable with local experts to talk about the expanded Child Tax Credit that was recently signed into law as part of the American Rescue Plan.
May 11, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced more than $159 million in American Rescue Plan emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in California’s 31st Congressional District. The funding will allow these institutions to offset losses from the COVID-19 crisis and continue providing high-quality education while ensuring student safety. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency financial assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the US Department of the Treasury has made Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds available to state and local governments as outlined by the American Rescue Plan, which included $350 billion to help state and local governments navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
May 3, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that San Bernardino County restaurants are now able to apply for direct federal relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the $28.6 billion relief fund created by the passage of the American Rescue Plan. Eligible Inland Empire small businesses are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
April 30, 2021 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office has submitted 10 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests to the House Appropriations Committee. This targeted funding allows Members of Congress to advocate for a maximum of 10 projects that serve the needs of their communities. Recommended by the House Select Committee on Modernization, the CPF process allows Congress to reclaim its constitutional role over federal spending by recommending direct funding for local government and non-profit entities to complete specific projects within their districts.
In The News
June 11, 2021 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar held a virtual send-off meeting on June 9 with Inland Empire students successfully nominated by his office to attend US Service Academies. In order to attend a service academy, students need to be nominated by their members of Congress. Students in CA-31 were nominated after a rigorous interview and application process that included interviews with local veterans and former academy attendees.
May 11, 2021 In The News
U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar has announced more than $159 million in American Rescue Plan emergency funding for colleges, universities and students in California’s 31st Congressional District, including more than $8.8 million for the University of Redlands.
May 10, 2021 In The News
Redlands is eligible for more than $11.5 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan, U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar announced Monday.
April 19, 2021 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced today that Empire KVCR, a public radio and television station operated by the San Bernardino Community College District, has received $377,529 in federal funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a congressionally-chartered nonprofit agency. The funding was made available through the American Rescue Plan, President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ landmark COVID-19 relief package.
April 9, 2021 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that three San Bernardino County community health centers and health care providers will receive a total of $10,210,625 in American Rescue Plan funds to expand COVID-19 vaccination access and care. This round of funding is targeted to provide relief to lower-income communities and ensure health equity. The resources stem from the American Rescue Plan, President Biden’s landmark law to help American communities beat the coronavirus crisis. Aguilar helped pass the American Rescue Plan on March 10, 2021.
April 6, 2021 In The News
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is allocating $86.75 million in funding to the West Valley Connector, a 100 percent zero-emission Bus Rapid Transit system that will link Ontario International Airport, two Metrolink lines and multiple activity centers from Pomona to Rancho Cucamonga.
April 5, 2021 In The News
On Wednesday, March 24, the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) passed a resolution to provide information to the federal government regarding funding for the Runway Rehabilitation Project and received an update on the Contract Tower Program.
March 29, 2021 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office is now accepting Community Project Funding (CPF) proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations process. This targeted funding will allow Members of Congress to advocate for a maximum of 10 projects that serve the needs of their communities and is available to nonprofit and local government entities. Rep. Aguilar’s office is accepting proposals through Wednesday, April 14, 2021. To learn more about the process and how to submit a proposal, interested organizations can visit https://aguilar.house.gov/services/community-project-funding.
March 26, 2021 In The News
U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar has announced $145,351 in federal grant funding for Operation New Hope, a San Bernardino nonprofit that specializes in connecting underserved youth with resources to help them find long-term success.
March 4, 2021 In The News
U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, has introduced the Shielding Our Military from Extremists Act, legislation to help prevent white supremacists and other domestic extremists from enlisting in the U.S. military.
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.