Press Releases

May 13, 2021 Press Release
50,000 Households in CA-31 Could Get Up to $300 Per Child Every Month Beginning this Summer

On Thursday, May 13th Rep. Pete Aguilar will hold a virtual roundtable with local experts to talk about the expanded Child Tax Credit that was recently signed into law as part of the American Rescue Plan.

May 11, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $159 Million for Inland Empire Colleges, Universities, and Students
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced more than $159 million in American Rescue Plan emergency funding for colleges, universities, and students in California’s 31st Congressional District. The funding will allow these institutions to offset losses from the COVID-19 crisis and continue providing high-quality education while ensuring student safety. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency financial assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship.
May 10, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Availability of American Rescue Plan Funding for San Bernardino County Local Governments
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the US Department of the Treasury has made Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds available to state and local governments as outlined by the American Rescue Plan, which included $350 billion to help state and local governments navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
May 3, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Open Application Period for Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that San Bernardino County restaurants are now able to apply for direct federal relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the $28.6 billion relief fund created by the passage of the American Rescue Plan. Eligible Inland Empire small businesses are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
April 30, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Community Project Funding Submissions for the Inland Empire
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office has submitted 10 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests to the House Appropriations Committee. This targeted funding allows Members of Congress to advocate for a maximum of 10 projects that serve the needs of their communities. Recommended by the House Select Committee on Modernization, the CPF process allows Congress to reclaim its constitutional role over federal spending by recommending direct funding for local government and non-profit entities to complete specific projects within their districts.
April 28, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Statement on President Biden’s Address to Congress
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s first address to a Joint Session of Congress: “Tonight, President Biden laid out a bold vision for our country’s future. He made clear that we are in a unique moment in American history, and that we must work together to continue empowering the American people to come back from the pandemic stronger than ever before. His announcement of the American Families Plan marks a historic opportunity to raise families out of poverty, provide all American children with the opportunity to succeed through education, and invest in working people to strengthen the middle class. From ending gun violence to reforming our broken immigration system, the president recognizes the challenges we face and is ready to pursue good policy solutions to meet those challenges head-on. I look forward to working alongside him and with my colleagues in Congress to continue delivering relief and creating more opportunities for the American people and communities like the Inland Empire to succeed.”
April 27, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $9 Million for Inland Empire HIV/AIDS Treatment and Services
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the County of San Bernardino has received two federal grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), $8,131,931 and $1,667,000, to help provide treatment and linkage services to residents living with HIV/AIDS. The funding will be allocated to various nonprofit agencies throughout the Inland Empire and will help provide medical and support services in addition to outreach and counseling.
April 22, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $2.8 Million for Inland Empire Affordable Health Care
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that SAC Health System (SACHS) has received $2.8 million in federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding will allow the Inland Empire health care provider to expand its services and provide care to a greater number of San Bernardino County residents.
April 21, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Key Endorsement of his National Security Bills
Yesterday, the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 94 House Democrats with a focus on pragmatic and solution-oriented policy, announced their endorsement of three key national security bills introduced by Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31). The REPORT Act, the PREVENT Act, and the PROTECT Act were introduced in the wake of the deadly attack on the US Capitol on January 6th, and would ensure that lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are better prepared to detect, prevent and respond to future incidents of domestic terrorism.
April 19, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $377,000 in American Rescue Plan Funds for Inland Empire Public TV & Radio
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Empire KVCR, a public radio and television station operated by the San Bernardino Community College District, has received $377,529 in federal funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a congressionally-chartered nonprofit agency. The funding was made available through the American Rescue Plan, President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ landmark COVID-19 relief package.