Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

July 6, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Responds to California Lawsuit Against Education Secretary DeVos
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following response to reports that California, along with 17 other states and the District of Columbia, filed a lawsuit against United States Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her delay of Obama-era regulations to provide financial relief for students affected by the closures of for-profit colleges like ITT Tech and Everest. The regulations were set to go into effect on July 1, 2017.
June 29, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Bill to Rename San Bernardino Post Office in Honor of Jack H. Brown
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the introduction of H.R. 2979, a bill to name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino after Jack H. Brown. The post office would be designated the “Jack H. Brown Post Office Building” in honor of Jack H. Brown, the late Executive Chairman of the regional grocery chain Stater Bros. Markets and an impassioned Inland Empire philanthropist.
June 28, 2017 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Immigrant Community Part of Past, Present, Future
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the Inland Empire Community News, reflecting on Immigrant Heritage Month and the contributions that generations of immigrants have made to the United States.
June 27, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill to Spur Economic Growth and Protect the Environment in San Bernardino County Passes the House of Representatives
H.R. 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act, passed the House of Representatives unanimously by a vote of 424 to 0. Rep. Pete Aguilar joined Rep. Paul Cook to reintroduce the land-use plan earlier this year, after originally introducing the bill together in the 114th Congress. H.R. 497 allows the transfer of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The land exchange takes place in a designated region within the Santa Ana Wash, at the junction of the Santa Ana River and Mill Creek in an area bordering the cities of Highland and Redlands.
June 26, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar’s Bipartisan Bill to Connect Military Service Members with Inland Empire Jobs Passes the House
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar passed his second bill through the House of Representatives in six days. The Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act passed by a vote of 409 to 0. The bipartisan bill provides active-duty service members, reservists and National Guardsmen access to the same unique testing standards for commercial driver’s licenses granted to veterans by the latest surface transportation bill, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
June 20, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar’s Bipartisan Bill to Combat Domestic Terror Passes House of Representatives
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar’s bill, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, passed the House of Representatives unanimously by a voice vote. The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Attorney General and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the U.S. The goal is to generate a report with detailed analysis about how the attack occurred and how to prevent future assaults. There is currently no legal requirement to produce this type of report.
June 16, 2017 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: This Was a Violent Attempt to Disrupt Our Democracy, and it Failed
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for CNN and the San Bernardino Sun to discuss the important bipartisan nature of the annual Congressional Baseball Game and to underscore that the horrific act of violence targeting the Congressional Republican baseball team was a failed assault on our nation’s democracy.
June 14, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Statement On Republican Baseball Practice Shooting
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the shooting at the Congressional Republican baseball practice this morning.
June 9, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Dreamers Networking Event For Inland Empire Students
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a Dreamers Networking Mixer at Chaffey College with students who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, commonly referred to as Dreamers, to meet with members of Rep. Aguilar’s Immigration Advisory Board and local immigrant advocacy representatives to talk about their futures and opportunities in the Inland Empire.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces 2017 Senior Fair for San Bernardino County Residents
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold his 2017 Senior Fair on Friday, July 7th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM in the Ken Hubbs Gymnasium at Colton High School. This is the third senior fair Rep. Aguilar has held since 2015, continuing a series that offers Inland Empire seniors access to free health screenings and food programs, and assistance with Social Security, Medicare and veterans benefits.