Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

June 19, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Cosponsors Bill to Keep Families Together
Rep. Pete Aguilar cosponsored H.R. 6135, the Keep Families Together Act. The bill prohibits the separation of children from their parents by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel except for in extreme cases in which a child welfare agency has deemed that the child’s safety is at risk. The bill would effectively end the Trump Administration’s policy of removing children from the custody of their parents at the southern border in addition to increasing child welfare training for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and establishing a procedure for reuniting separated families.
June 19, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar’s Amendment to Connect Underserved Students with Cyber Scholarships Passes Senate
The Senate passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. Included in the bill as an amendment was the OPPORTUNITY Act, Rep. Aguilar’s legislation to help students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) access the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program. The amendment, which aims to ensure that the Department of Defense is selecting cyber scholarship recipients from a diverse pool of applicants, was introduced in the Senate by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) after it passed the House last month.
June 15, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Microloan Panel for Inland Empire Businesses

This week, the office of Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) hosted a panel discussion for Inland Empire small businesses to learn more about microloans available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The panel featured representatives from AmPac Tri-state CDC, Accion, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center and the U.S.

June 14, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Amendments Would Allow Dreamers to Serve Their Country Without Fear of Deportation

During the House Appropriations Committee markup of the Financial Services and General Government and Department of Defense Appropriations bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) offered two amendments to address Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients with a desire to serve the United States through military and public service.

May 24, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar’s Legislation to Provide Cyber Scholarships to Underserved Communities Passes House
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill, which authorizes all discretionary defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year, included Rep. Pete Aguilar’s OPPORTUNITY Act of 2018, legislation to connect students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) with the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.
May 21, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Introduces JOBS Act to Connect Inland Empire Job Seekers with Employment Resources
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Job Opportunity and Business Services (JOBS) Act, his bill to empower local Workforce Develop Boards (WDBs) to advertise their services to businesses in their areas. Restructured by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, WDBs connect job seekers with potential employers and provide them with services such as interview training, career counseling, and mentoring. The JOBS Act would amend the WIOA to allow WDBs to use their federal funding to advertise these valuable services in their communities.
May 17, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Signs Discharge Petition to Force Vote on DACA Solutions
Rep. Pete Aguilar signed a discharge petition to force a vote on Rep. Jeff Denham’s bipartisan “Queen of the Hill” rule to allow Members of the House to debate and vote on four competing legislative solutions for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Included in the package of four bills is the USA Act, the bill Rep. Aguilar introduced with Republican Rep. Will Hurd to provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, as well as make commonsense improvements to border security.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Bill to Provide Cyber Scholarships to Underserved Communities
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Offering Promising Persons Occupations Relevant To Upholding National Interests For Years (OPPORTUNITY) Act of 2018, a bill to help students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) access the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.
May 4, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

 Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar held an awards ceremony at the San Bernardino County Museum to announce the 31st Congressional District’s winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide competition that allows high school students to compete for a chance to have their original artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year. Rep.

May 4, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Announces $635,000 for Inland Empire Affordable Housing Programs

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that two nonprofit housing assistance programs in San Bernardino County have received a total of $635,000 in grant funding from Neighborworks America, a congressionally-chartered nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable housing options for families throughout the country.

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