Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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January 16, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he was selected by Members of the House Appropriations Committee to join the Committee’s leadership team as Vice Chair. In addition, he announced that he will serve on the Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; and Homeland Security.
January 3, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar was sworn-in to the 116th Congress by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In his third term as the Representative for California’s 31st Congressional District, Aguilar will serve on the House Appropriations Committee and will hold the leadership positions of Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Caucus and Whip of the New Democrat Coalition – a group of over 90 Democrats who are committed to creating good jobs and growing the economies of regions like the Inland Empire.
December 18, 2018 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 during the 115th Congress. Reflecting on his service in the 115th Congress, Aguilar issued the following statement: “Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve dedicated myself to making life better for families in the Inland Empire, the community my family has called home for four generations. From protecting access to health care and expanding job opportunities for our residents, to leading efforts to reach a bipartisan immigration compromise in the House of Representatives, I’ve worked every day to deliver on the priorities that matter most to the Inland Empire. I look forward to continuing that work in the 116th Congress.”
December 10, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his bill to honor former Stater Bros. Executive Chairman and Inland Empire philanthropist Jack H. Brown was signed into law by the president on December 6, 2018. The new law renames the post office at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino the “Jack H. Brown Post Office Building.”
November 19, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Senate passed his bill to name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino after Jack H. Brown, the late Inland Empire philanthropist and community leader who served as Executive Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets. Aguilar introduced the bill in the House of Representatives last year to honor Jack Brown’s memory after he passed away in 2016. The bill passed the House earlier this year.
October 23, 2018 Press Release
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. While on board, Aguilar helped collect tickets and shadowed both the conductor and passenger engineer.
October 2, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the US Department of the Treasury awarded Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. in Rancho Cucamonga $500,000 and AmPac Tri-State CDC, Inc. in Grand Terrace $141,000 through the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The funding will assist the Inland Empire nonprofits in their mission to provide access to loans, down-payment assistance and home-improvement loans to first-time homebuyers throughout the region, as well as working capital and start-up capital for growing small businesses.
September 25, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $749,869 for the Community College Cyber Pilot Program (C3P) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). The funding will allow CSUSB to develop a pilot program in which faculty will mentor thirty students from five community colleges to help them find federal jobs in cyber security. The purpose of the program is to increase the level of diversity among students enrolled in cyber security programs and allow members of underrepresented communities to engage in the field.
September 13, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a federal grant of $474,422 for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Fire Department. The grant will allow San Manuel to hire three new firefighters over a three-year period and was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program. The grant award will partially fund these positions over a three year period, with the Tribe covering the remainder with matching funds. In addition to providing emergency services to protect tribal citizens and property, the San Manuel Fire Department plays a critical role in firefighting in the region. The Department has deployed to assist with six California wildfires, including the Mendocino-Complex Fire, during the 2018 fire season.
September 5, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $355,148 in federal funding for the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (SBCFPD). The funding, which will be used to provide hazardous materials training for San Bernardino County firefighters, comes from the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Fire Prevention Operations and Safety Program.

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In The News

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.

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.

October 2, 2018 In The News

What makes our country unique is that our shared identity isn’t based on ethnicity or a common genealogy. It’s not based on thousands of years of collective history or even on our geography. It’s based on a set of principles— ideas that Americans share which shape our focus as a people. One of those is the idea that this is a country where anybody can be anything.

September 26, 2018 In The News

Through public and private partnerships and extensive collaboration between different levels of government, the City of San Bernardino proved it possible to transform the former crime-ridden Waterman Gardens public housing development into a safe and thriving neighborhood through the Arrowhead Grove Neighborhood Revitalization Project.

September 24, 2018 In The News

Aguilar achieved an early starting career in politics; he already has city council member, mayor, and congressman on his resume before even turning the age of 40. For fellow bulldogs interested in Public Service, Aguilar gave the following advice.

September 5, 2018 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, on Wednesday announced $355,148 in federal funding for the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District through the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Fire Prevention Operations and Safety Program, according to a new release from Aguilar’s office.

 

September 5, 2018 In The News

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The CAC is an annual competition open to middle and high school students throughout the country. Students create original software applications, or “apps,” to compete against other students in their respective Congressional Districts.

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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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