Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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August 15, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement, reaffirming his commitment to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on the 5th anniversary of its implementation. DACA has shielded over 700,000 young people, commonly referred to as Dreamers, from deportation.
August 9, 2017 Press Release
On Tuesday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the fourth stop of his Inland Empire ‘Job for a Day’ tour at Burrtec Waste Industries in Fontana. Rep. Aguilar helped sort and process recyclable materials at Burrtec’s West Valley Material Recovery Facility. Rep. Aguilar kicked off his tour in April and will continue visiting and working at businesses across the Inland Empire to learn more about the challenges facing working families in the community.
August 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he is hosting an Inland Empire Jobs Fair on Friday, August 25th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the San Bernardino Boys & Girls Club. The jobs fair will connect job seekers with Inland Empire employers looking to hire. This is Rep. Aguilar’s third jobs fair. His two previous jobs fairs have helped over one hundred San Bernardino County residents find full-time work.
August 2, 2017 Press Release

 Last week, Rep. Pete 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.

July 31, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar reflected on the first quarter of the 115th Congress, where he has served the people of California’s 31st Congressional District in the House of Representatives.
July 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the City of Colton Fire Department $276,515 in the form of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The AFG Program helps first responder agencies across the nation access the necessary training and equipment to prepare for and respond to fires and extraordinary emergencies.
July 25, 2017 Press Release

In a press conference this morning and on the House floor this afternoon, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) stood up to House Republican efforts to include $1.6 billion to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall between the United States and Mexico in a spending bill that is intended to support veterans, American troops and defense priorities for the fiscal year.

July 24, 2017 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for the San Bernardino Sun, 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 20, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold a Veterans Resource Fair on Friday, August 18th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the Frank A. Gonzales Community Center in Colton. The event will provide veterans in California’s 31st Congressional District with information and resources on health care, housing, employment and assistance with VA claims.
July 19, 2017 Press Release
Today, 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.

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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 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.
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 14, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar passed a critical amendment that was added to the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee appropriations bill, which would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also called Dreamers, to be eligible for federal employment. Highland Community News has the story.
July 7, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his “Job For a Day” tour at Gerrards Market in Redlands where he bagged groceries for customers. This was Rep. Aguilar’s third stop on his tour, which he kicked off in April at Mitla Café in San Bernardino. Alejandra Molina with the Redlands Daily Facts has the full story.
June 30, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the introduction of H.R. 2979, a bill to name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino after Jack H. Brown. The post office would be designated the “Jack H. Brown Post Office Building” in honor of Jack H. Brown, the late Executive Chairman of the regional grocery chain Stater Bros. Markets and an impassioned Inland Empire philanthropist. Ryan Hagen with the San Bernardino Sun has the story.
June 27, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar passed his second bill through the House of Representatives in six days. The Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act passed by a vote of 409 to 0. The bipartisan bill provides active-duty service members, reservists and National Guardsmen access to the same unique testing standards for commercial driver’s licenses granted to veterans by the latest surface transportation bill, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
June 26, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the Inland Empire Community News, reflecting on Immigrant Heritage Month and the contributions that generations of immigrants have made to the United States.

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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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