Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

March 13, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Holds Roundtable for Inland Empire Small Businesses
Rep. Pete Aguilar convened his small business advisory board for a roundtable discussion about some of the challenges facing local businesses in San Bernardino County and ways small businesses can benefit from federal programs. The meeting also afforded the Inland Empire’s small business community an opportunity to provide feedback on Rep. Aguilar’s legislative efforts to help grow small businesses and create jobs in the region. The advisory board was established after Rep. Aguilar released his Inland Empire Jobs Plan in the 114th Congress, and met for the first time in April of 2016.
February 26, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Inland Empire High School Students
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will once again participate in the Congressional Art Competition, an annual showcase of art from high school students from across the country. The competition allows high school students in every congressional district to submit works of art to their local Congressional offices. The chosen winner in each district is then displayed in the US Capitol for a year.
February 9, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement after voting against the budget agreement.
February 5, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Aguilar and Hurd Praise Senate Introduction of the Bipartisan USA Act
Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) praised Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) for introducing the bipartisan Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act in the Senate. Like the House version, the Senate companion provides a permanent, legislative fix for DACA recipients and calls for smart border security measures to gain operational control of our borders by 2020. It is also a vehicle that will allow Congress to finally vote on long-term appropriations for our military and Department of Homeland Security.
January 30, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address
Rep. Aguilar issues a statement in response to President Trump's first State of the Union address.
January 24, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar and San Manuel Announce $2.9 Million Roadway Improvement Grant
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will receive an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of $2.9 million for roadway improvements in Highland. The grant, in part, provides for the extension of existing roadway as well as improvements to nearby streets as part of the Third Street and Fifth Street Corridor Improvement Project, and will increase accessibility to the San Bernardino International Airport and spur development in surrounding commercial and industrial districts. According to an estimate from the EDA, the project will create nearly 400 new jobs and generate over $20 million in private investment.
January 20, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar’s Statement on Government Shutdown
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement following failure by Congressional Republicans to pass a government funding package.
January 16, 2018 Press Release
USA Act introduced with support of 50 original co-sponsors
Today, Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, a bipartisan bill that protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new commonsense border security measures through enhanced technology, manpower and physical barriers, where necessary. The bill also addresses the immigration backlog that keeps families in limbo while advancing reforms in Central America to address the factors driving migration to the United States.
January 10, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar’s ADVANCE Act Signed into Law by President
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the ADVANCE Act, his bipartisan bill to help connect military service members with high-demand jobs in the Inland Empire, has been signed into law by President Trump. The bill was included in a larger package of legislation, known as the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, and signed into law by the president on January 8, 2018.
December 22, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Issues End of Year Report to Constituents
Today, Rep. Aguilar issued a year-end report to constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District to review his work on behalf of Inland Empire families in 2017.