Aguilar Provisions to Allow Dreamers to Work in Congress, Increase Staff Diversity Pass Appropriations Committee
The House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2021 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill out of committee. 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. The second increases funding for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the third provides funding to pay congressional interns, ensuring internship opportunities are not only available to those who can afford to work in an unpaid position.
July 7, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $697,000 for San Bernardino County Fire Department
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (SBCFPD) has received $697,072 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant-COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) Program. The funding will allow the San Bernardino County Fire department to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), including respiratory protection, face masks, eye protection, and protective coveralls. The equipment will allow firefighters and first responders to continue their work safely during the coronavirus crisis.
Aguilar Announces $3.8 Million in Coronavirus Relief Funding for San Bernardino County Preschool Services
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $3,802,601 in federal funding for the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department (PSD). The funding was made possible by the CARES Act, bipartisan legislation passed by Congress to provide relief and resources during the coronavirus crisis, and will allow PSD to offer summer programming to the families it serves.
Aguilar Amendments to Lower Pollution and Reduce Traffic in the Inland Empire Pass in Landmark House Transportation Bill
Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a sweeping infrastructure investment package of more than $1.5 trillion for infrastructure projects to create good-paying jobs, modernize American transportation infrastructure and address the climate crisis. Two amendments introduced by Rep. Pete Aguilar were included in the bill. The first helps make the Inland Empire more competitive in applying for federal grants to reduce emissions and fight pollution. The second establishes a Gridlock Reduction Grant Program to fund programs that would reduce traffic and congestion in regions like the Inland Empire.
June 26, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $53 Million for San Bernardino County Preschool Services
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department (PSD) has received $53,109,024 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Head Start. The funding will allow PSD to continue providing high-quality early education to children throughout the county and to continue their mission of equipping families with the skills and resources they need to succeed. PSD serves nearly 6,000 families throughout the county.
June 25, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Issues Statement on Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, landmark legislation to reform policing practices throughout the country...
June 24, 2020 Press Release
CSUSB Receives Three Department of Defense Cybersecurity Scholarships
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to announce that hree students in the CSUSB cybersecurity program will receive full scholarships in the fall from the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySp), which seeks to recruit the nation’s top cyber talent to help protect the nation against threats on information systems and networks.
June 18, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $450,000 in Need-Based Scholarship Funding for Loma Linda University Health
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Loma Linda University Health has received $450,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program. The program promotes diversity among health care professionals by providing financial aid to financially-disadvantaged students.
June 18, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Issues Statement on Supreme Court DACA Ruling
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
June 12, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Ashely Cabrera, a junior at Rialto High School, is the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 31st Congressional District for her submission entitled “Her Struggle.”