Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

October 16, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Continues ‘Coffee with your Congressman’ at Chaffey College
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his “Coffee with your Congressman” series by meeting with students at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga. Since taking office earlier this year, Rep. Aguilar has held personal gatherings with constituents in communities across the Inland Empire. The program was inspired by “Coffee with the Council,” which Rep. Aguilar started when he served on the Redlands City Council.
October 15, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Highlights Local Immigration Stories During Hispanic Heritage Month
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his conversations with Inland Empire families caught in the immigration crisis. Throughout the month, Rep. Aguilar spoke with a number of families throughout San Bernardino County that have been personally involved with the immigration process. This week he spoke with Francisco Sandoval of Highland. Francisco and his wife Bertha became United States citizens when President Ronald Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 into law.
October 8, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Reaffirms Support for Families Affected by Immigration Crisis
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued to observe Hispanic Heritage Month through conversations with Inland Empire families affected by the immigration crisis. His latest discussion was with Ernesto Cristotomo of San Bernardino, who would be eligible for Deferred Action for Parent of Americans (DAPA) under President Obama’s executive orders. Mr. Cristotomo has three children, one of whom is eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and two who are United States citizens.
October 7, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Leads Education Panel at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Conference
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar led the K-12 education panel on the academic success of Latino students at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual national conference. The panel, moderated by Rep. Aguilar, also featured U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre, Vice President to College Board’s Access to Opportunity program Steve Colon, Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies Maria Echaveste, Board Member of the California Teachers Association Marty G. Meeden, and Joaquin Nuño-Whelan, who serves as a Chief Engineer at General Motors Global Product Development.
October 5, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Holds First Annual Fall Academy Day for Inland Empire Students
On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar held his first annual Fall Academy Day for Inland Empire students interested in attending U.S. Service Academies. Representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Air Force Academy were on site for information sessions and to answer questions from students.
October 2, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Continues Conversations with Inland Empire Families Caught in Immigration Crisis
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Rep. Pete Aguilar is speaking with Inland Empire families to hear their personal stories of coming to the United States and their journey toward citizenship. Last week he spoke with Josefina Laguna of Redlands who would be eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) under the President’s executive orders, which were issued last year. This week, Rep. Aguilar spoke with Blanca Becerril. Blanca and her husband Alberto are undocumented and would also be eligible for DAPA. They are San Bernardino residents and have three children who are United States citizens.
October 1, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Holds Fall Academy Day for Inland Empire Students
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that on Saturday, October 3rd, his office will hold a Fall Academy Day for Inland Empire students interested in attending U.S. Service Academies. Representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Air Force Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy will be on hand to answer questions.
September 30, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $1.4 Million in Funding to Create Jobs for Loma Linda University Health
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded Loma Linda University Health more than $1.4 million in grant funding for construction and infrastructure investments for the Loma Linda University Health—San Bernardino Campus. The grant will be facilitated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
September 28, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Federal Funds to Upgrade Redlands Municipal Airport
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Redlands Municipal Airport over one hundred thousand dollars to install a runway lighting system to improve safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. The grant for Redlands Municipal Airport comes on the heels of similar investments in San Bernardino International Airport (SBD), which was awarded funds last week to renovate its taxiway.
September 24, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $1.3 Million Grant to Renovate San Bernardino International Airport
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to the San Bernardino International Airport (SBD). The funds will go toward repairing and updating 22,300 feet of taxiway to ensure safe conditions for departing and arriving aircraft, and for airport personnel. Located on the former site of the Norton Air Force Base, SBD today primarily serves cargo and private aircraft.

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