Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

August 28, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $5.8 Million in Federal Funding for Inland Empire Medical Residents in Primary Care
Rep. Aguilar announced over $5.8 million in federal funding for SAC Health System (SACHS) as part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program. The funding will help SACHS continue its medical residency program, allowing residents to train in a community-based health care setting in the Inland Empire. There are currently 37 medical residents completing their residencies through SACHS, including 17 in family medicine, 12 in pediatrics, and 8 in psychiatrics.
August 15, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar’s Bill to Expand Access to DoD Cyber Scholarship Program Signed into Law
On Monday, Rep. Pete Aguilar’s bill to connect students of color with the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program, the OPPORTUNITY Act, was signed into law by President Trump as part of H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The new law will help students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) access the Cyber Scholarship Program.
August 1, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Bill to Encourage Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in the Inland Empire
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced H.R. 6579, the Recent Graduates in Start-Ups and Innovation Act. The bill would create a program to allow a no-interest deferment of federal student loans for recent college graduates who open a small business or innovative start-up in a designated Opportunity Zone. Designed to spur economic growth in areas where businesses have traditionally struggled, the Opportunity Zone program attracts investors by allowing them to delay paying taxes on profits made from investments in businesses within Opportunity Zones.
July 25, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Amendments to Protect DACA Recipients from Deportation Pass Appropriations Committee
The House Appropriations Committee passed two amendments offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar to the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The amendments prohibit the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from deporting, detaining or initiating removal proceedings for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The first amendment prohibits DHS from deporting DACA recipients who have served or are currently serving in the US Military, the second prohibits the deportation of DACA recipients more broadly, so long as they are in good standing and still meet all the requirements of eligibility for the DACA program.
July 16, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Bill to Honor Jack H. Brown Passes House of Representatives
Today, the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 2979, a bill authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar to name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino after Jack H. Brown, the former Executive Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets and Inland Empire philanthropist. Jack Brown passed away in late 2016, and Rep. Aguilar introduced the bill last year to honor his memory.
July 12, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar To Host 2018 Inland Empire Senior Fair
On Friday, July 20, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) will hold his 2018 Senior Fair to connect Inland Empire seniors with resources available to them in the region. The fair will take place at Alta Loma Junior High School in Rancho Cucamonga and will offer seniors the chance to hear from local organizations about food assistance and health care programs. Rep. Aguilar’s office will offer assistance with Veterans Benefits, Social Security, Medicare and the IRS. Free health screenings will be offered and lunch will be provided.
July 11, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Nearly $300,000 for Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $298,848 in federal funding for the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD). The funding, made available through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Community Based Dental Partnership Program, will allow LLUSD to continue providing HIV/AIDS training in the curriculums of the dentistry, international dentistry, and hygiene programs.
July 3, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Congressional Art Competition Winner in Washington
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted Leonardo Bueno, a student at Rialto’s Wilmer Amina Carter High School and the winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 31st District, at the US Capitol. The Congressional Art Competition is an annual contest in which one high school student from each Congressional District is selected to have their work displayed in the Capitol for a year. The competition is sponsored by Southwest Airlines, who covers airfare for the winning students from each district to attend a reception in Washington, DC.
June 28, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Secures $7 Million for Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019. Included in the bill was language to add an additional $2 million in funding for the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program. The increase in funding, which was a direct result of Rep. Aguilar’s advocacy as a Member of the Appropriations Committee, will allow more students to participate in the cyber scholarship program. As a result of Rep. Aguilar’s efforts to fund the program last year, 40 students received cyber scholarships with offers of civilian employment within the Department of Defense upon completion of their degrees in the cyber field, including two students from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).
June 27, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Bill to Prevent Domestic Terror Attacks
Rep. Pete Aguilar recently introduced H.R. 6126, the Preventing Radical Extremists’ Violent Endeavors Now and Tomorrow (PREVENT) Act of 2018, a bill to help local law enforcement agencies identify, prevent and respond to potential domestic terror incidents. The bill would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide experts in law enforcement, psychology and social work to state and local governments for the purpose of mitigating the threats of domestic terror and homegrown violent extremism.