Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California


Latest News

March 13, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar convened his small business advisory board for a roundtable discussion about some of the challenges facing local businesses in San Bernardino County and ways small businesses can benefit from federal programs. The meeting also afforded the Inland Empire’s small business community an opportunity to provide feedback on Rep. Aguilar’s legislative efforts to help grow small businesses and create jobs in the region. The advisory board was established after Rep. Aguilar released his Inland Empire Jobs Plan in the 114th Congress, and met for the first time in April of 2016.
February 26, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will once again participate in the Congressional Art Competition, an annual showcase of art from high school students from across the country. The competition allows high school students in every congressional district to submit works of art to their local Congressional offices. The chosen winner in each district is then displayed in the US Capitol for a year.
February 9, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement after voting against the budget agreement.
February 5, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) praised Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) for introducing the bipartisan Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act in the Senate. Like the House version, the Senate companion provides a permanent, legislative fix for DACA recipients and calls for smart border security measures to gain operational control of our borders by 2020. It is also a vehicle that will allow Congress to finally vote on long-term appropriations for our military and Department of Homeland Security.
January 30, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar issues a statement in response to President Trump's first State of the Union address.
January 24, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will receive an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of $2.9 million for roadway improvements in Highland. The grant, in part, provides for the extension of existing roadway as well as improvements to nearby streets as part of the Third Street and Fifth Street Corridor Improvement Project, and will increase accessibility to the San Bernardino International Airport and spur development in surrounding commercial and industrial districts. According to an estimate from the EDA, the project will create nearly 400 new jobs and generate over $20 million in private investment.
January 20, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement following failure by Congressional Republicans to pass a government funding package.
January 16, 2018 Press Release
Today, Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, a bipartisan bill that protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new commonsense border security measures through enhanced technology, manpower and physical barriers, where necessary. The bill also addresses the immigration backlog that keeps families in limbo while advancing reforms in Central America to address the factors driving migration to the United States.
January 10, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the ADVANCE Act, his bipartisan bill to help connect military service members with high-demand jobs in the Inland Empire, has been signed into law by President Trump. The bill was included in a larger package of legislation, known as the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, and signed into law by the president on January 8, 2018.
December 22, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Aguilar issued a year-end report to constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District to review his work on behalf of Inland Empire families in 2017.


In The News

February 17, 2018 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined his colleague Rep. Jeff Denham to author an op-ed about the importance of passing the USA Act, their bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers and gain operational control of the southern border.
February 2, 2018 In The News
Rep. Aguilar worked as a clerk at the A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands; the latest stop on his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire.
November 9, 2017 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for the Inland Empire Community News to highlight the need for Congress to pass the Dream Act, bipartisan legislation that establishes an earned pathway to citizenship for Dreamers who serve in the military, earn a college degree, or work for at least three years.

August 16, 2017 In The News

Rep. Aguilar visited Burrtec Waste Industries in Fontana to sort and process recyclable materials as part of his "Job for a Day" tour of the Inland Empire. He also announced his Inland Empire Jobs Fair, to be held in San Bernardino on August 25th. The Fontana Herald News has the full story. 

August 2, 2017 In The News

Rep. Aguilar re-introduced his bill, the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act, which helps recent graduates reduce and manage their federal student loan debt. Rep. Aguilar previously introduced the bill in the 114th Congress. The Highland Community News has the full story. 

July 23, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) has been awarded $69,651 from the Department of Education through the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) Grant Program. Rep. Aguilar authored a letter of support for the federal grant on behalf of the school district in June to help North Park Elementary recover from the horrific shooting that claimed the lives of Karen Smith and Jonathan Martinez, a teacher and eight-year-old student at the San Bernardino school. The Press-Enterprise has the full story.
July 21, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for the Redlands Daily Facts, the San Bernardino Sun and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, discussing the critical need to improve health care services for veterans, and the common goal of both Democrats and Republicans to help veterans get the assistance they deserve and need to live healthy lives.
July 19, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will receive $1.7 million in federal funding from the National Security Agency (NSA) for CSUSB’s NICE Challenge Project, which helps teach students cybersecurity skills while assessing their workforce readiness through virtualized real-world scenarios. Highland Community News has the story.
July 17, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the On-the-Job Training Tax Credit of 2017, which creates a temporary tax credit for employers to help pay for training new hires. The bill will help close the “skills gap” that exists between the labor force and the skills employers require.The Fontana Herald News has the story.
July 17, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Homeland Security awarded San Bernardino County $1.3 million in federal funds to be used to improve the region’s ability to prepare for, prevent and respond to potential terrorist attacks. The funding comes after more than 18 months of Rep. Aguilar advocating for the region to receive the funds and calling on the federal government to allocate additional federal dollars to the Inland Empire community, which is still recovering from the horrific terror attack at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2015 that killed 14 and seriously injured 22. The funding will be dispersed through the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA). Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the full story.


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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.