Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California


Latest News

March 15, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar and Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) announced that LLUH has received $433,430 in federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support a new medical research project. The grant funding comes from the NIH Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation Research Award and will support research into the potential use of vitamin D to enhance intestinal wall repair for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
March 12, 2019 Press Release
President Trump signed into law S. 47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act, a package of public lands bills that included Rep. Pete Aguilar’s Santa Ana Wash Plan Land Exchange Act, a bipartisan bill that he introduced with Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley). The bill authorizes a land exchange within the Santa Ana Wash, located between the cities of Redlands and Highland, which will expand conservation areas for endangered plants and animals while supporting local jobs.
February 26, 2019 Press Release
The House of Representatives passed S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act. The legislative package of over 100 public lands bills included Rep. Pete Aguilar’s Santa Ana Wash Plan Exchange Act, a bill that would initiate a land exchange between the San Bernardino Water Conservation District and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to continue mining operations on designated parcels of land within the Santa Ana Wash, resulting in an estimated $47 million in investments into local infrastructure projects. The bill would also expand conservation areas for threatened or endangered plants and animals within the Santa Ana Wash.
February 25, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar took his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire to March Air Reserve Base, where he learned how to record, edit and upload audio files for American Forces Network (AFN). AFN provides radio and television news and entertainment for active, guard, and Reserve military service members, and their families overseas. AFN reaches US military audiences in 168 countries, as well as Navy and Coast Guard ships around the world. In addition to learning firsthand about the work of an AFN Radio Specialist, Rep. Aguilar recorded a brief radio message to thank deployed service members and their families.
February 14, 2019 Press Release

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in support of the conference committee’s bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and the remaining six appropriations bills:

February 12, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) has received a $3.56 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. The CoC program provides funding for local governments and nonprofits with the goal of ending homelessness by providing homeless individuals and families with housing resources. This renewal in funding will help HACSB continue to serve approximately 350 homeless individuals and families with disabilities throughout San Bernardino County.
February 7, 2019 Press Release
Reps. Pete Aguilar and Paul Cook introduced the Santa Ana Wash Plan Land Exchange Act, a bill to complete the Upper Santa Ana Wash Land Management and Habitat Conservation Plan (Wash Plan) in the cities of Redlands and Highland. The bill would initiate a land exchange between the San Bernardino Water Conservation District and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to continue mining operations on designated parcels of land within the Santa Ana Wash. This agreement would consolidate what is now a patchwork of land to allow economic development in the region to continue alongside conservation efforts. The San Bernardino Valley Water District estimates that implementation of the plan would result in over $47 million in investments for infrastructure projects as well as other public projects such as a 15 mile walking trail in Redlands and Highland.
February 5, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar called for President Trump to use his platform at the 2019 State of the Union address to commit to bipartisan cooperation in order to avoid another costly government shutdown if funding lapses on February 15th and to work across the aisle during the 116th Congress to address issues critical to the American public. Sister Hortencia Del Villar, Director of Social Concerns of the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino and an immigrant-rights advocate, will attend the address as Rep. Aguilar’s guest.
January 23, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the Congressional App Challenge winners for California’s 31st Congressional District. Richard Hu and James Yang, a senior and a junior at Redlands High School, were selected as this year’s winners for their app, Hex Rockets. Hex Rockets is a game designed to help players learn hexadecimal arithmetic with the goal of making STEM learning more fun and engaging for players. The contest was judged by Dr. Tony Coulson, Director of the Cyber Security Center at California State University, San Bernardino.
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.


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

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.

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.



Photo Galleries


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.