Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

October 15, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar and SAC Health System Announce $300,000 to Expand Inland Empire Oral Health Services
Rep. Pete Aguilar and SAC Health System (SACHS) announced a federal grant of $300,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant funding will allow SACHS to implement an electronic dental health record program in order to allow primary care providers to access patients’ oral health histories and needs, improving coverage for patients throughout San Bernardino County.
October 8, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $500,000 to Fight Human Trafficking in San Bernardino
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Family Assistance Program, a non-profit based in San Bernardino County, has been awarded a grant of $500,000 from the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. The grant funding will allow the Family Assistance Program to hire two case managers for Open Door, their program to identify and assist victims of human trafficking in the city of San Bernardino. The program serves 200 victims each year, with nearly half being under the age of 18.
October 2, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $3 Million for San Bernardino Entrepreneurship and Employment Programs
Congressman Pete Aguilar announced a federal grant of $3 million has been awarded to the San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD). The funding comes from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be matched by SBCCD, bringing the total investment to $6 million.
September 25, 2019 Press Release
After Fighting for Funding Increases, Aguilar and Torres Announce Nearly $2 Million for Rialto and Fontana Fire Departments
Reps. Pete Aguilar and Norma Torres announced $1,590,996 in federal grant funding for the City of Rialto and $301,363.63 in federal funding for the Fontana Fire Protection District. The funding was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) through the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) programs. The SAFER grant, awarded to the City of Rialto, will fund the hires of up to seven new firefighters and enable the Rialto Fire Department to expand their ability to provide life-saving assistance throughout the city. The AFG award will allow the Fontana Fire Protection District to replace and upgrade outdated radio equipment with Bluetooth-enabled breathing apparatuses in order to improve firefighter communication and safety. Both Aguilar and Torres serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which determines funding levels for federal agencies and programs, and have successfully fought for funding increases to programs such as SAFER and AFG that provide resources to first responders.
September 20, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $1.5 Million for San Bernardino Jobs Program
Today, Representative Pete Aguilar announced that Citadel Community Development Corporation, a San Bernardino-based nonprofit, received a grant of $1,500,000 from the United States Department of Labor. The grant funding will allow Citadel to carry out its mission of helping formerly-incarcerated Inland Empire residents re-enter the workforce by funding on-the-job training and support for new hires.
September 16, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Announces over $2.1 Million for Inland Empire Resident Physicians
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that SAC Health Care System (SACHS) has received $2,142,792 through the Affordable Care Act Teaching Health Center (THC) grant program. In partnership with Loma Linda University Health (LLUH), this grant funding allows physicians to complete their residencies with SACHS and provide affordable medical services to families throughout the Inland Empire.
August 20, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Works “Job for a Day” at Anita’s Snack Foods in San Bernardino
Rep. Pete Aguilar took his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire to Anita’s Snack Foods in San Bernardino. Aguilar spent the day packing and preparing Anita’s products for shipments, providing him an opportunity to learn more about the business and hear from Inland Empire residents who work there.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released the following statement: “Special Counsel Mueller’s report and testimony clearly outlined unacceptable, inappropriate and potentially criminal conduct by the president, including obstruction of justice. Despite attempts in Congress to investigate the president’s actions, the administration has chosen to hinder investigations, withhold documents, and ignore congressional subpoenas. No American is above the law. After careful consideration and conversations with members of my community, I believe it is time for the House to begin proceedings to determine whether the president’s conduct meets the standards of impeachment.”
July 31, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $680,000 in Federal Funding For Loma Linda University School of Nursing
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Loma Linda University School of Nursing received a grant of $684,848 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advanced Education Nursing Grant Program. The funding will be used to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in medically-underserved communities throughout the Inland Empire by providing tuition assistance and enhancing training for School of Nursing students.
July 24, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $51 million for San Bernardino County Head Start Programs
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department will receive a grant of $51,157,373 from the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. The funding will be used to continue providing early education and family support services to more than 6,000 children throughout San Bernardino County.

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