Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

May 17, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Signs Discharge Petition to Force Vote on DACA Solutions
Rep. Pete Aguilar signed a discharge petition to force a vote on Rep. Jeff Denham’s bipartisan “Queen of the Hill” rule to allow Members of the House to debate and vote on four competing legislative solutions for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Included in the package of four bills is the USA Act, the bill Rep. Aguilar introduced with Republican Rep. Will Hurd to provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, as well as make commonsense improvements to border security.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Bill to Provide Cyber Scholarships to Underserved Communities
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Offering Promising Persons Occupations Relevant To Upholding National Interests For Years (OPPORTUNITY) Act of 2018, a bill to help students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) access the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.
May 4, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

 Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar held an awards ceremony at the San Bernardino County Museum to announce the 31st Congressional District’s winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide competition that allows high school students to compete for a chance to have their original artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year. Rep.

May 4, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Announces $635,000 for Inland Empire Affordable Housing Programs

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that two nonprofit housing assistance programs in San Bernardino County have received a total of $635,000 in grant funding from Neighborworks America, a congressionally-chartered nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable housing options for families throughout the country.

May 3, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Brings “Job for a Day” Tour to the Classroom
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the latest stop on his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, where he taught three periods of a 12th Grade government class. His lesson plan covered the differences between the various levels of government, as well as his role as the Inland Empire’s representative in Congress.
May 2, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Aguilar and Roybal-Allard Tour Southern Border Facilities
Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey) visited the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego to tour the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry, and were shown the prototypes for the border wall proposed by President Trump. The visit was organized by Rep. Roybal-Allard, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the House Appropriations Committee.
April 23, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Joins City to Announce Opportunity Zone Designations in San Bernardino
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that 27 census tracts in the city of San Bernardino have been designated as Opportunity Zones by the US Department of the Treasury. The designations come after Rep. Aguilar sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown asking him to nominate specific census tracts in San Bernardino to encourage new private investment to reinvigorate the City’s economy and create new job opportunities for residents.
April 18, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Aguilar, Denham, Hurd and Lujan Grisham Announce Broad Bipartisan Support for “Queen-of-the-Hill” Rule

Today, Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX) and Lujan Grisham (D-NM) announced that their bipartisan “queen-of-the-hill” rule to allow a floor debate on four DACA solution measures now has the support of 50 Republicans and 190 Democrats for a total of 240 cosponsors, easily surpassing the 218 votes needed to pass the measure through the House.

April 11, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $500,000 to Assist Homeless Veterans in San Bernardino County
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) received a Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) award of $504,641. The HUD-VASH program allows HACSB to distribute vouchers that will allow homeless veterans throughout the region to pay for adequate housing.
April 3, 2018 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: “San Bernardino Congressman spends day working at local Amazon Distribution Center”
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the latest stop on his “Job for a Day” Tour of the Inland Empire at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Bernardino, where he worked alongside Amazon employees to help pack and sort customer orders and prepare them for distribution. Amazon is one of the region’s largest employers and has over 10,000 employees in the Inland Empire across ten different sites, including roughly 3,500 full-time employees at the facility Rep. Aguilar visited yesterday.

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