Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

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.
April 18, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Aguilar, Denham, Hurd and Lujan Grisham Announce Broad Bipartisan Support for “Queen-of-the-Hill” Rule

Today, Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX) and Lujan Grisham (D-NM) announced that their bipartisan “queen-of-the-hill” rule to allow a floor debate on four DACA solution measures now has the support of 50 Republicans and 190 Democrats for a total of 240 cosponsors, easily surpassing the 218 votes needed to pass the measure through the House.

April 11, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $500,000 to Assist Homeless Veterans in San Bernardino County
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) received a Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) award of $504,641. The HUD-VASH program allows HACSB to distribute vouchers that will allow homeless veterans throughout the region to pay for adequate housing.
April 3, 2018 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: “San Bernardino Congressman spends day working at local Amazon Distribution Center”
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the latest stop on his “Job for a Day” Tour of the Inland Empire at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Bernardino, where he worked alongside Amazon employees to help pack and sort customer orders and prepare them for distribution. Amazon is one of the region’s largest employers and has over 10,000 employees in the Inland Empire across ten different sites, including roughly 3,500 full-time employees at the facility Rep. Aguilar visited yesterday.
March 22, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Denham and Aguilar Statement on Omnibus Appropriations Bill Vote
Representatives Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) and Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) issued the following joint statement after voting against the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018
March 13, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Holds Roundtable for Inland Empire Small Businesses
Rep. Pete Aguilar convened his small business advisory board for a roundtable discussion about some of the challenges facing local businesses in San Bernardino County and ways small businesses can benefit from federal programs. The meeting also afforded the Inland Empire’s small business community an opportunity to provide feedback on Rep. Aguilar’s legislative efforts to help grow small businesses and create jobs in the region. The advisory board was established after Rep. Aguilar released his Inland Empire Jobs Plan in the 114th Congress, and met for the first time in April of 2016.
February 26, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Inland Empire High School Students
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will once again participate in the Congressional Art Competition, an annual showcase of art from high school students from across the country. The competition allows high school students in every congressional district to submit works of art to their local Congressional offices. The chosen winner in each district is then displayed in the US Capitol for a year.
February 9, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement after voting against the budget agreement.