Press Releases

February 23, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $2.5 Million for Inland Empire Health Care
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Inland Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (IBHS) received two grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The first grant of $2,488,515 will help IBHS provide an array of key health care services to low-income and at-risk populations throughout the Inland Empire. The second grant provides $126,000 in funding to focus on chronic hypertensive patients and assist IBHS in monitoring and improving their condition through the use of Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitoring devices that will feed the data directly to their health centers.
February 18, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Legislation to Prevent White Supremacists from Infiltrating US Military
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Shielding Our Military from Extremists Act, legislation to help prevent white supremacists and other domestic extremists from enlisting in the US Military. The introduction of the bill follows the publication of a recent report by the Department of Defense (DoD), which was commissioned by language Aguilar previously secured in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020. The report confirms that white supremacist organizations have actively worked to infiltrate the US military in recent years in order to gain combat and tactical training, identify new recruits and use the presence of active duty service members to bring recognition to their organizations.
February 17, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $1.6 Million Research Grant for Veterans’ Health Care
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Dr. Subburaman Mohan, Director of the Musculoskeletal Disease Center, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, has received a $1,611,500 research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant, which will be awarded over a five-year period, will fund cutting-edge research into the link between obesity-caused illnesses and bone fractures, and will support the development of treatment for these conditions. The funding is administered by Loma Linda Veterans Association for Research & Education, a non-profit dedicated to supporting scientific and clinical research at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System and serving veterans through medical research.
February 3, 2021 Press Release
Reps. Aguilar and Vargas Introduce the Homeownership for Dreamers Act
Reps. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the Homeownership for Dreamers Act. The legislation will ensure that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries, or Dreamers, are eligible for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) home loans, home loans backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and Rural Housing home loans.
January 22, 2021 Press Release
Last Congress, the Representatives sent a letter to HUD urging the agency to affirm Dreamers’ eligibility for FHA backed mortgages

This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program beneficiaries are eligible for mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), reversing a Trump Administration policy that made DACA recipients ineligible for the program.


January 20, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement on the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris...
January 13, 2021 Press Release
Following Attack on US Capitol, Aguilar Votes to Impeach Trump
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar joined 232 of his colleagues in a bipartisan vote to impeach President Donald Trump on the charge of inciting an insurrection. The Article of Impeachment was filed after President Trump encouraged a mob of domestic terrorists to attack the US Capitol with the goal of impeding Congress’s count of the electoral college votes that declared Joe Biden the next president. The attack led to five deaths, including a US Capitol Police officer. During the debate on the Article of Impeachment, Aguilar spoke on the House floor to call on his Republican colleagues to uphold their oaths of office by holding the president accountable and supporting impeachment. His full remarks can be viewed here.
January 7, 2021 Press Release
Aguilar Calls for Use of 25th Amendment or Impeachment to Immediately Remove Trump from Office
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to President Trump inciting a violent insurrection and attack on the US Capitol in order to prevent Congress from affirming the votes of the Electoral College...
December 23, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Issues Report to Constituents as 116th Congress Comes to a Close
Rep. Aguilar issued a report to residents of California’s 31st Congressional District to review his work on behalf of Inland Empire families in the 116th Congress, which convened on January 3, 2019. Reflecting on the past two years, Aguilar commented: “This past year has been incredibly challenging for Inland Empire families, and my focus has been on providing our region with the resources needed to navigate this crisis. As we enter a new year with the pandemic still devastating communities like ours, I will continue working to support the small businesses, frontline workers, first responders and families who are the backbone of San Bernardino County. The incoming Biden-Harris Administration marks an opportunity for us to work together to build a better country with a brighter future for all who live here. I look forward to getting to work.”
December 21, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Votes to Pass Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief
Rep. Pete Aguilar voted for H.R. 133, a comprehensive legislative package that funds the government in Fiscal Year 2021 and provides relief to the American people during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Some of the bill’s key provisions include...