Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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May 17, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar signed a discharge petition to force a vote on Rep. Jeff Denham’s bipartisan “Queen of the Hill” rule to allow Members of the House to debate and vote on four competing legislative solutions for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Included in the package of four bills is the USA Act, the bill Rep. Aguilar introduced with Republican Rep. Will Hurd to provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, as well as make commonsense improvements to border security.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Offering Promising Persons Occupations Relevant To Upholding National Interests For Years (OPPORTUNITY) Act of 2018, a bill to help students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) access the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.
May 4, 2018 Press Release

 Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar held an awards ceremony at the San Bernardino County Museum to announce the 31st Congressional District’s winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide competition that allows high school students to compete for a chance to have their original artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year. Rep.

May 4, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that two nonprofit housing assistance programs in San Bernardino County have received a total of $635,000 in grant funding from Neighborworks America, a congressionally-chartered nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable housing options for families throughout the country.

May 3, 2018 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the latest stop on his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, where he taught three periods of a 12th Grade government class. His lesson plan covered the differences between the various levels of government, as well as his role as the Inland Empire’s representative in Congress.
May 2, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey) visited the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego to tour the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry, and were shown the prototypes for the border wall proposed by President Trump. The visit was organized by Rep. Roybal-Allard, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the House Appropriations Committee.
April 23, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that 27 census tracts in the city of San Bernardino have been designated as Opportunity Zones by the US Department of the Treasury. The designations come after Rep. Aguilar sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown asking him to nominate specific census tracts in San Bernardino to encourage new private investment to reinvigorate the City’s economy and create new job opportunities for residents.
April 18, 2018 Press Release

Today, Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX) and Lujan Grisham (D-NM) announced that their bipartisan “queen-of-the-hill” rule to allow a floor debate on four DACA solution measures now has the support of 50 Republicans and 190 Democrats for a total of 240 cosponsors, easily surpassing the 218 votes needed to pass the measure through the House.

April 11, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) received a Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) award of $504,641. The HUD-VASH program allows HACSB to distribute vouchers that will allow homeless veterans throughout the region to pay for adequate housing.
April 3, 2018 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the latest stop on his “Job for a Day” Tour of the Inland Empire at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Bernardino, where he worked alongside Amazon employees to help pack and sort customer orders and prepare them for distribution. Amazon is one of the region’s largest employers and has over 10,000 employees in the Inland Empire across ten different sites, including roughly 3,500 full-time employees at the facility Rep. Aguilar visited yesterday.

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April 3, 2018 In The News

He started by serving food last year at Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino.

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.

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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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