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December 4, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $2.5 million in federal funding for Karamedica, Inc. for their work developing a microparticle gene delivery therapy to treat a form of Alzheimer’s Disease. The funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Institute on Aging, and will allow Karamedica to hire more scientists and researchers in Southern California. The project is being conducted by a consortium of institutions including Loma Linda University and University of California, Riverside.
November 24, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the City of San Bernardino received $3,422,960 and the City of Fontana received $1,723,436 in Emergency Services Grant (ESG) funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help provide emergency housing services during the coronavirus crisis. These funds were made available by the CARES Act, which Congressman Aguilar helped pass on March 27, 2020.
November 19, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement after being elected to serve as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus: “I’m grateful for the trust my colleagues have put in me to lead during such a critical time for our Caucus and our country. I’m also grateful for the friendship of my colleague Rep. Robin Kelly, who will continue to be a trailblazer and respected leader in our Caucus. My top priority as a member of this leadership team will be to help unite our Caucus to meet the most pressing needs of the communities we represent, including providing much-needed resources to help the American people navigate the coronavirus crisis. Under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi and the Biden-Harris Administration, House Democrats will work together to overcome the challenges facing our nation. I am honored to serve alongside Chairman Jeffries to help deliver results for the American people and I look forward to getting to work.”
October 30, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $762,657 for Inland Empire law enforcement agencies. The funding comes from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and is a combination of new funding for 2020 and funding from 2017-2019 that the Trump Administration had previously withheld from the region. The grants will be received by cities throughout the 31st District in the following amounts:
October 29, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the County of San Bernardino has received $8.5 million in Emergency Service Grant (ESG) funding to help provide homeless residents of the county with housing during the COVID-19 crisis. The funding comes from the CARES Act, and was disbursed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help fund Project Room Key, a county-wide initiative to help the homeless find temporary transitional housing.
October 27, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) received $737,520 for school violence-prevention and mental-health support programs and $87,350 for body-worn cameras to help keep SBCUSD police officers and students safe. The grants were administered by the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The funding will be used to help implement Project STAT, an initiative by the SBCUSD Police to help prevent violence within San Bernardino schools.
October 9, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) has been designated as the Community National Center for Cybersecurity Education by the National Security Agency (NSA). This designation includes a $10.5 million federal grant and will allow CSUSB to act as the leading institution to develop and train the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
October 2, 2020 Press Release
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 925, the updated Heroes Act. The bill provides $2.2 trillion in coronavirus relief for the American people, including a second round of direct payments to most Americans, modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support small businesses, rent assistance funding, funding for schools to safely teach students, and an extension of federal supplemental unemployment benefits through January 31, 2021. The bill also includes additional funding for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination efforts.
September 30, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. (NPHS) has been awarded $520,000 by the United States Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. The grant will help fund NPHS’ Community Investment Trust, which provides down payment assistance, home repair and solar financing to low-to-moderate income residents of Riverside and San Bernardino County.
September 25, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that AmPac Business Capital of Grand Terrace has received $375,000 from the US Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund for the AmPac Business Loan program. The program provides loans of up to $100,000 for Inland Empire small businesses to be used for hiring employees, growing inventory and other business-growth needs.

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In The News

September 24, 2020 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, announced Sept. 9 that the Redlands Fire Department has received $34,081.82 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental Program.

 

The funding will be used to help the department purchase personal protective equipment to help protect firefighters from contracting COVID-19, according to a news release.

 

September 10, 2020 In The News

A man who served heroically during World War II was honored posthumously in a ceremony on Sept. 3.

 

During a Zoom event, Rep. Pete Aguilar presented Donald Pruyn of Fontana with 11 medals and commendations earned by his father, Corporal Murry Pruyn, during his service in the war.

 

August 18, 2020 In The News

Flanked by U.S. Postal Service workers outside a processing center in Redlands on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, pledged to help get mail and democracy delivered on time.

 

July 30, 2020 In The News

On Wednesday, July 22, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD) received $5,383,549 from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program.

July 15, 2020 In The News

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment that would block the Department of Homeland Security from detaining or deporting people covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs.

July 14, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar has announced that the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department has received $53,109,024 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start.

 

July 14, 2020 In The News

The House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2021 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill out of committee on July 10. The funding bill includes several key provisions offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar. The first would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to be eligible for employment in Congressional offices.

February 14, 2020 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that San Bernardino County will receive $9,991,391 in federal funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program. The CoC Program is a federal initiative to end homelessness by empowering communities to provide housing resources and address root causes of homelessness. The latest round of CoC grants provided funding for 19 programs within San Bernardino County, including programs to help provide housing for homeless veterans, homeless families with children, and county residents living with HIV/AIDS.
February 4, 2020 In The News
The event held in San Bernardino hosted representatives from dozens of local organizations involved in the census. Dr. Karthick Ramakrishnan is a professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside and director of the Inland Empire Census Complete Count Committee. He says the Inland Empire is considered “hard to count” by the U.S. Census Bureau.
December 26, 2019 In The News

The U.S. Senate passed has approved Senate Bill 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020 after the bill was passed with bipartisan support in the House on Dec. 11.

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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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