Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

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.

May 3, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Brings “Job for a Day” Tour to the Classroom
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the latest stop on his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, where he taught three periods of a 12th Grade government class. His lesson plan covered the differences between the various levels of government, as well as his role as the Inland Empire’s representative in Congress.
May 2, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Aguilar and Roybal-Allard Tour Southern Border Facilities
Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey) visited the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego to tour the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry, and were shown the prototypes for the border wall proposed by President Trump. The visit was organized by Rep. Roybal-Allard, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the House Appropriations Committee.
April 23, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Joins City to Announce Opportunity Zone Designations in San Bernardino
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that 27 census tracts in the city of San Bernardino have been designated as Opportunity Zones by the US Department of the Treasury. The designations come after Rep. Aguilar sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown asking him to nominate specific census tracts in San Bernardino to encourage new private investment to reinvigorate the City’s economy and create new job opportunities for residents.

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