Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

June 19, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Stands Up For Inland Empire Business Owners and Calls for Export-Import Bank Reauthorization
On Thursday, Rep. Pete Aguilar took to the House floor to stand up for Inland Empire business owners. With only four legislative days left until the Export-Import Bank expires, Rep. Aguilar urged House leadership to take action to reauthorize the charter for the bank, which is set to end on June 30th. The Export-Import Bank levels the playing field for American businesses of all sizes that sell their products overseas and participate in the global economy.
June 18, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar Fights For Inland Empire Medical Device Manufacturers
Today, the Rep. Aguilar co-sponsored bill to repeal the medical device tax passed in the House of Representatives. The bill repeals the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax, and was among the first bills co-sponsored by Rep. Aguilar.
June 17, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar Announces Federal Grant Awarded to Upland Library
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a federal grant awarded to Upland Library. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded Upland Library with a $3,000 federal grant as a part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History program.
June 16, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar Stands with Mayor Carey Davis to Raise Awareness for Men’s Health
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar stood with Mayor Carey Davis to raise awareness for men's health and highlight Men's Health Week, which is recognized from June 15th - June 21st.
June 11, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Amendment to Curb “Staggering” Suicide Rate Among Women Veterans Passes House
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar’s amendment requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to address the rising rate of suicide in female veterans passed the House unanimously. The amendment was added to H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which funds the DOD. The amendment funds a study of the causes and ways to address the higher rate of suicide in female veterans, which was reported earlier this month in a new study in the journal Psychiatric Services in Advance.
June 9, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar Delivers Keynote Address at CSUSB Latino Graduate Recognition Ceremony
On Saturday morning, Rep. Pete Aguilar delivered the keynote address at Cal State San Bernardino’s Latino graduate recognition ceremony, held by the Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students. Rep. Aguilar joined over 200 graduates, their families, and CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales for the event. In his address entitled “Strength and Significance in Community,” Rep. Aguilar advised graduates to dispel naysayers who only see how people are divided today, and to instead focus on the importance of finding an essential role in the community that allows them to work with their peers on critical issues facing our world.
June 8, 2015 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Pete Aguilar reflects on SNAP challenge, lists facts and myths
Last month, Rep. Pete Aguilar and his wife Alisha completed a week-long SNAP challenge, where they lived on no more than $4.73 per person, per day on food – the average benefit for California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The Redlands Daily Facts covered the challenge, and this weekend followed up with Rep. Aguilar as he confronted the myths and challenges associated with SNAP and what he learned from the experience.
June 4, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar Reaffirms Commitment to Support California LGBT Community
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released the following statement in recognition of LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated during the month of June.
May 29, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar Honors Veterans and Small Businesses Hiring Hometown Heroes
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar honored veterans and local business owners who are making strides to employ veterans throughout San Bernardino County. Rep. Aguilar recognized business owners from Lowes (Redlands), Home Depot Distribution Centers and Retail Stores (Redlands), BNSF Railway, and Securitas. Last month, Rep. Aguilar worked with fellow Inland Empire Representative Colonel Paul Cook (R, CA-08) on legislation that will expand California’s “Work for Warriors” program and help put veterans back to work across the country.
May 28, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Visits San Bernardino Head Start Classroom
Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Pete Aguilar visited a Head Start program at the Baker Family Learning Center in San Bernardino, where he met with teachers and students to discuss improving access to early childhood education and the importance of investing in education from pre-kindergarten through college.