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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.
September 18, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB), the largest provider of affordable housing in the County, received $2,403,166 in additional CARES Act funding for Housing Assistance Payments. These payments allow HACSB to subsidize rent payments for low-income families, helping to reduce homelessness and keep more families safe in their homes during the coronavirus crisis.
September 14, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced more than $500,000 in federal grant funding for three Inland Empire health care providers. SAC Health System (SACHS), a San Bernardino-based community health care provider, received a total of $369,750 split between two grants, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (SBCDPH) received $93,013 and Inland Behavioral Health Services received $45,750. The funding comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will allow local health care providers to invest in patient services like addiction counseling, mental health services, vaccine readiness and more.
September 11, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department received $2,201,714 from the US Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Grant Program. The funds will be used for workforce retention and training programs for Head Start teachers in San Bernardino County.
September 10, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Reach Out, an Upland-based nonprofit organization, received $200,000 in federal funding from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) for their Morongo Basin Opioid Project. The project supports community engagement, treatment and recovery assistance to help combat the opioid crisis in eastern San Bernardino County.
September 9, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Redlands Fire Department received $34,081.82 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) COVID-19 Supplemental Program. The funding will be used to help the Department purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect firefighters from contracting COVID-19. Equipment to be purchased includes, respiratory protection (N95 and P100 masks), protective gowns, eye coverings and more.
September 4, 2020 Press Release
In a virtual ceremony, Rep. Pete Aguilar presented eleven medals and commendations to the family of Tech Corporal Murry Pruyne, a veteran of World War II. After nearly twenty years of trying to retrieve his father’s medals, Donald Pruyne of Fontana contacted Rep. Aguilar’s office in June of this year and Rep. Aguilar was able to secure the medals shortly after. Rep. Aguilar presented the medals to the Pruyne family in a virtual ceremony held yesterday.
August 25, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice awarded $533,314 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funds to the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD). The funds will enable SBPD to invest in a wide array of necessary resources to reduce crime in the City of San Bernardino. This funding comes on the heels of a $5.3 million Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant received by SBPD last month.
August 19, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the Fontana Fire Protection District (FFPD) has received a $71,364 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will enable FFPD to purchase a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) fill station for Fire Station 77. The new SCBA fill station equipment will have an immediate and long-term impact on firefighter safety and the ability of FFPD to fulfill its firefighting and public protection mission. The funding comes after Rep. Aguilar wrote a letter to FEMA advocating for Fontana’s AFG application.
August 18, 2020 Press Release
Representative Aguilar visited the USPS San Bernardino Mail Processing and Distribution Center with local postal union leaders to call on the Senate and President Trump to pass the Delivering for America Act into law. The bill, which would fund the $25 billion requested by the USPS to address their funding shortfall and would ban the Postal Service from making any changes to their operations or service levels, is set to pass the House of Representatives on Saturday.

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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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