Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

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.
July 12, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Passes Seven Amendments to Department of Defense Authorization Bill
The House passed H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The bill, which authorizes military spending for the upcoming fiscal year, included seven amendments authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar. The bill also included a 3.1 percent pay raise for military personnel, the largest since 2010.
July 9, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $600,000 for San Bernardino Airport Improvement Projects
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant of $600,000 to the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA). The funding comes from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, and will be used to rehabilitate and improve existing airport apron in order to maintain the integrity of the pavement. The improvements will increase public safety and longevity of the airport.
June 25, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar’s Provision to Allow DACA Recipients to Serve in Federal Government Passes House
The House of Representatives passed legislation containing language offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar that would allow immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status to become eligible for federal employment. The provision was passed by the Appropriations Committee earlier this month along with language prohibiting the deportation of DACA and TPS recipients.
June 21, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Secures $10 Million for Key Cyber Initiative
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2740, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020. The bill includes Rep. Pete Aguilar’s provision to appropriate an additional $3 million in funding for the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program, bringing funding for the program for the upcoming fiscal year to $10 million. The increase in funding will allow more students to participate in the program, which granted 40 scholarships to students in 2018, including to two students at California State University, San Bernardino.
June 20, 2019 Press Release
Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month, Aguilar Takes Job for a Day Tour to Immigrant-Owned Small Business
Rep. Pete Aguilar took his “Job for a Day” tour of the Inland Empire to Tacos Don Ramon in San Bernardino, where he worked for the day as both a cook and a cashier. Tacos Don Ramon is owned by Ramon and Maria Rodriguez, who opened the business with the goal of selling authentic Mexico City-style cuisine after immigrating to Southern California from Mexico. Aguilar chose the location to highlight the contributions of immigrants to the San Bernardino economy during Immigrant Heritage Month, which takes place each year in June.
June 11, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar’s Provisions to Create Opportunity for DACA Recipients Head to House Floor
The House Appropriations Committee passed two provisions authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar to protect DACA recipients and allow them to serve their communities. The first amends the Homeland Security Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020 by adding a provision that prohibits the detention and deportation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, so long as they still meet all eligibility requirements for DACA status. The second, which was included in the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, allows DACA recipients to become eligible for federal employment.
June 6, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Provision to Increase Home Ownership Rates in San Bernardino County Included in Key Funding Bill
This week, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. The bill, which provides funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, included language submitted by Rep. Pete Aguilar that pushes the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to re-evaluate the process for determining Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan limits. The report language encourages HUD to raise FHA loan limits in regions with housing markets that are still recovering from the recession, like San Bernardino. Relief will specifically apply to Metropolitan Statistical Areas of 1,300 square miles. This change would help more families access affordable loans that better reflect the median sales price in the region.

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