Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

January 23, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the Congressional App Challenge winners for California’s 31st Congressional District. Richard Hu and James Yang, a senior and a junior at Redlands High School, were selected as this year’s winners for their app, Hex Rockets. Hex Rockets is a game designed to help players learn hexadecimal arithmetic with the goal of making STEM learning more fun and engaging for players. The contest was judged by Dr. Tony Coulson, Director of the Cyber Security Center at California State University, San Bernardino.
January 16, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Announces New Appropriations Leadership Role, Subcommittee Assignments
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he was selected by Members of the House Appropriations Committee to join the Committee’s leadership team as Vice Chair. In addition, he announced that he will serve on the Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; and Homeland Security.
January 3, 2019 Press Release
Aguilar Sworn-in for Third Congressional Term
Rep. Pete Aguilar was sworn-in to the 116th Congress by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In his third term as the Representative for California’s 31st Congressional District, Aguilar will serve on the House Appropriations Committee and will hold the leadership positions of Chief Deputy Whip of the Democratic Caucus and Whip of the New Democrat Coalition – a group of over 90 Democrats who are committed to creating good jobs and growing the economies of regions like the Inland Empire.
December 18, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Issues 115th Congress Report to Constituents
Rep. Aguilar issued a report to residents of California’s 31st Congressional District to review his work on behalf of Inland Empire families during the 115th Congress. Reflecting on his service in the 115th Congress, Aguilar issued the following statement: “Throughout my time in Congress, I’ve dedicated myself to making life better for families in the Inland Empire, the community my family has called home for four generations. From protecting access to health care and expanding job opportunities for our residents, to leading efforts to reach a bipartisan immigration compromise in the House of Representatives, I’ve worked every day to deliver on the priorities that matter most to the Inland Empire. I look forward to continuing that work in the 116th Congress.”
December 10, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar’s Bill to Honor Jack H. Brown Becomes Law
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his bill to honor former Stater Bros. Executive Chairman and Inland Empire philanthropist Jack H. Brown was signed into law by the president on December 6, 2018. The new law renames the post office at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino the “Jack H. Brown Post Office Building.”
November 19, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar’s Bill to Honor Jack H. Brown Heads to the President for Signature
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Senate passed his bill to name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino after Jack H. Brown, the late Inland Empire philanthropist and community leader who served as Executive Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets. Aguilar introduced the bill in the House of Representatives last year to honor Jack Brown’s memory after he passed away in 2016. The bill passed the House earlier this year.
October 23, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Rides the Rails on Latest “Job for a Day” Tour Stop
Rep. Pete Aguilar made the ninth stop on his “Job for a Day” tour of the Inland Empire where he worked aboard a Metrolink train bound for Pomona from the San Bernardino Downtown station. While on board, Aguilar helped collect tickets and shadowed both the conductor and passenger engineer.
October 2, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces over $640,000 for Inland Empire Affordable Housing & Small Business Programs
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the US Department of the Treasury awarded Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. in Rancho Cucamonga $500,000 and AmPac Tri-State CDC, Inc. in Grand Terrace $141,000 through the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The funding will assist the Inland Empire nonprofits in their mission to provide access to loans, down-payment assistance and home-improvement loans to first-time homebuyers throughout the region, as well as working capital and start-up capital for growing small businesses.
September 25, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $750,000 to Grow Cyber Pilot Program at CSUSB
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $749,869 for the Community College Cyber Pilot Program (C3P) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). The funding will allow CSUSB to develop a pilot program in which faculty will mentor thirty students from five community colleges to help them find federal jobs in cyber security. The purpose of the program is to increase the level of diversity among students enrolled in cyber security programs and allow members of underrepresented communities to engage in the field.
September 13, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $470,000 for San Manuel Fire Department
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a federal grant of $474,422 for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Fire Department. The grant will allow San Manuel to hire three new firefighters over a three-year period and was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program. The grant award will partially fund these positions over a three year period, with the Tribe covering the remainder with matching funds. In addition to providing emergency services to protect tribal citizens and property, the San Manuel Fire Department plays a critical role in firefighting in the region. The Department has deployed to assist with six California wildfires, including the Mendocino-Complex Fire, during the 2018 fire season.