Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

May 26, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Invites Inland Empire Veterans to Share Loma Linda VA Experiences
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released a survey inviting Inland Empire veterans to share their experiences at the Loma Linda VA in an effort to learn more about specific problems and how to improve care for San Bernardino County veterans.
May 24, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Responds to Updated Trumpcare CBO Score
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) updated score of House Republicans’ health care bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month after House Republicans forced a vote on the bill without a cost analysis. The AHCA repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cuts Medicaid funding to states, raises health care costs for families, allows states to eliminate essential health benefits like coverage for pre-existing conditions and cuts taxes for millionaires and billionaires.
May 24, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Bill to Connect Active-Duty Service Members and Reservists with Inland Empire Jobs Moves Forward
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that H.R. 2258, the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, was voted out of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The ADVANCE Act provides active-duty service members and reservists access to the same unique training and testing standards for commercial drivers’ licenses granted to veterans by the latest surface transportation bill, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
May 23, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Responds to Trump Budget Request
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Trump’s budget request.
May 16, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an awards ceremony and reception to announce the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, a national contest in which high school artists from each congressional district in the country compete to have their work hung in the United States Capitol building for one year. Rep. Aguilar, along with a panel of judges, selected Rialto High School student Gemma Delgado’s submission, “The Start of Something Great” as this year’s winning piece out of nearly forty entries. The theme of this year’s contest was “My Wish” and focused on students’ wishes, which could include their personal aspirations or that for their home or family.
May 11, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $3 Million in Cybersecurity Funding for CSUSB
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will receive over three million dollars in federal funding for the university’s prestigious cybersecurity program through three different grant allocations. The first grant is from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is run through the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NIST grant is for $281,444 and is the first installment of a three-year grant totaling $878,432. The second and third grants will be facilitated by the National Security Agency (NSA) for National Centers of Academic Excellence in cyberdefense, and will distribute over $2 million to CSUSB.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: It’s Important to Continue Dialogue with Constituents
On Sunday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the San Bernardino Sun, reflecting on his town hall last month and stressing the importance of constituent events that give him the opportunity to speak personally with San Bernardino County residents about issues affecting them and their families.
May 8, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Spring Academy Day
On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted Spring Academy Day for Inland Empire students interested in attending U.S. Service Academies. The workshop and information session for students in California’s 31st Congressional district included presentations from Rep. Aguilar’s office and representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Air Force Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Statement on Trumpcare
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to Donald Trump’s “health care” bill, which will strip millions of Americans of their health care coverage.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar’s Bipartisan Bill to Combat Domestic Terror Moves Forward
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that H.R. 625, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, was voted out of the Homeland Security Committee. The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the U.S. The report must make recommendations for how to prevent a similar attack in the future and must include input from the United States Attorney General, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center. Current law does not require any report to be produced after an act of domestic terrorism.