Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

November 6, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Jobs Fair Draws Hundreds of Inland Empire Job Seekers
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a Holiday Jobs Fair to connect job seekers with local businesses and organizations for employment opportunities. Rep. Aguilar, staff members and representatives from Inland Empire companies were on hand to meet with hundreds of San Bernardino County residents looking for work.
November 5, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Supports Long-Term Transportation Bill
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar voted in favor of H.R. 22, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015. For months, Rep. Aguilar has continuously called on Congress to forgo short-term solutions to the transportation bill and focus on a long-term plan that allows cities and towns in San Bernardino County—and across the country— to plan and execute crucial infrastructure projects. The bipartisan bill reauthorizes funding for roads, rails and bridge projects for the next six years.
November 4, 2015 Press Release
Congress Passes Aguilar Amendment to Put Veterans Back to Work
Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Pete Aguilar’s amendment to the transportation bill to put veterans back to work. The amendment assists veterans by making it easier for those who drove specialized vehicles in the military to transition these skills to civilian jobs driving commercial vehicles. Rep. Aguilar’s legislation will help veterans obtain commercial driver’s licenses, as recommended in a report commissioned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration two years ago. The report was completed at the direction of the last surface transportation bill. Rep. Aguilar’s legislation directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department Of Defense (DOD) to work together to implement the report’s recommendations to help veterans more easily translate their military skills into commercial driver’s licenses.
October 28, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Votes in Favor of Bipartisan Budget Deal
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement after voting in favor of the two-year, bipartisan budget deal.
October 27, 2015 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: “Two Inland Congressmen Target Economic Hardships”
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar joined members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Joint Economic Committee to introduce a new report that examined access to economic opportunity for Latinos in America.
October 26, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Greets Inland Empire World War II Veterans In Nation’s Capital
On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar met with World War II veterans hailing from San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Honor Flight Southland, a chapter of the Honor Flight Network, facilitated the trip that included the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. as well as other historical landmarks. Rep. Aguilar stayed in Washington, D.C. to join veterans, their family members, and volunteers for dinner and to thank them for their service.
October 23, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Holding Jobs Fair to Connect Job Seekers with Local Employers
On Friday, November 6th Rep. Aguilar will host a Holiday Jobs Fair to connect job seekers with local employers for work opportunities. Rep. Aguilar, staff members and representatives from Inland Empire businesses will be available to meet with residents looking for employment.
October 22, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Calls Attention to Economic Opportunities for Latinos in Light of New Report
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar spoke at a press conference with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), the ranking Democratic Member of the Joint Economic Committee. The press conference focused on a new report conducted by the committee, entitled “The Economic State of the Latino Community in America,” which highlights the obstacles that Latinos and Latinas face for accessing education and economic opportunity.
October 21, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over One Million Dollars for San Bernardino County Public Safety
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice awarded over one million dollars to the County of San Bernardino to invest in public safety initiatives. The funds were dispersed in two different allotments—the first is for $478,327 and will go to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Crime Laboratory to help increase efficiency in the unit and reduce the backlog of DNA cases. The second grant is for $582,145 and will assist the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), which will allow the county to invest in a wide array of necessary resources including equipment, police vehicles and to hire additional officers.
October 19, 2015 Press Release
Aguilar Kicks Off Reading Tour at Rancho Cucamonga Elementary School
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar stopped by Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga to visit and read with second and third grade students. Aguilar, a steadfast supporter of increased investments in k-12 schools, read House Mouse, Senate Mouse with the students, a well-known children’s book that explains the legislative process to kids.