Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

March 22, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Cyberwarriors Pilot Program Takes Off
A critical cyberwarriors pilot program created by Rep. Aguilar is being implemented, the United States Army announced last month. Rep. Aguilar’s program was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which passed the House of Representatives in May 2016 and was later signed into law. The pilot program expedites the process for individuals in the cybersecurity field to become officers in the United States Army and the United States Air Force. This program incentivizes students at institutions that specialize in cybersecurity training, like California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), to enter the armed forces and become cyberwarriors quickly and efficiently.
March 17, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Takes to House Floor On Behalf of Inland Empire Families Threatened by GOP Health Care Bill
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar spoke on the House floor in opposition to House Republicans’ health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has helped over 20 million Americans access health care coverage, while the Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the ACA would strip 24 million Americans of coverage.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Responds to Trump’s Plan to Slash Funds Supporting San Bernardino County Residents
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” which outlines the priorities of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The president’s proposal would gut funding for critical federal programs affecting San Bernardino County residents, such as affordable housing, after school and summer programs, work-study aid, and transportation and infrastructure projects including the Redlands Passenger Rail, which is funded through the TIGER grant program.
March 13, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Responds to Report Projecting 24 Million People Losing Health Coverage Under GOP Plan
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of House Republicans’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plan. This afternoon, the CBO projected that 24 million Americans will lose health care coverage under House Republicans’ new bill. The legislation would also dramatically increase premiums by allowing insurance companies to charge older adults up to five times more for coverage, driving up premiums for older adults by as much as 25 percent.
March 13, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Health Care Roundtable with Inland Empire Providers and Patient Advocacy Organizations
On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a health care roundtable with Inland Empire providers and patient advocacy organizations to discuss House Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the impact this will have on the community.
March 8, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Secures $5 Million to Restart Cybersecurity Scholarship Program Affecting CSUSB Students
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his amendment to appropriate $5 million to the Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP) was included in H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, and passed the House of Representatives this afternoon. This funding will allow the Secretary of Defense to issue scholarships to individuals obtaining skills in computer and network security. The scholarships were previously offered at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) but were suspended due to lack of funding.
March 6, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Condemns Trump’s Latest Attack on Immigrant Community
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar condemned President Trump’s anti-immigrant executive order to ban all refugees and ban travelers from six Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, which is only the president’s latest attack on the immigrant community.
March 2, 2017 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: “Congressman Holds Immigration Town Hall with SBVC DACA Students”
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an Immigration and Dreamers Town Hall at San Bernardino Valley College. Rep. Aguilar provided a federal update on immigration and answered questions from students, many of whom are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Vows to Hold Trump Accountable in Response to President’s Address
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar To Bring CSUSB Leader and DACA Recipient to Trump’s Address
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will bring Maria Barragan-Arreguin, Coordinator at the California State University, San Bernardino DREAMers Resource and Success Center, as his guest to President Donald Trump’s address before a joint session of Congress. Maria is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.

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