Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

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.
June 25, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $48 Million in Federal Funding For San Bernardino County Preschool Services
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department will receive over $48 million from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. The award of $48,821,894 will help fund early education programs for children from disadvantaged families throughout San Bernardino County.
June 19, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Cosponsors Bill to Keep Families Together
Rep. Pete Aguilar cosponsored H.R. 6135, the Keep Families Together Act. The bill prohibits the separation of children from their parents by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel except for in extreme cases in which a child welfare agency has deemed that the child’s safety is at risk. The bill would effectively end the Trump Administration’s policy of removing children from the custody of their parents at the southern border in addition to increasing child welfare training for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and establishing a procedure for reuniting separated families.
June 19, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar’s Amendment to Connect Underserved Students with Cyber Scholarships Passes Senate
The Senate passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. Included in the bill as an amendment was the OPPORTUNITY Act, Rep. Aguilar’s legislation to 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 Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program. The amendment, which aims to ensure that the Department of Defense is selecting cyber scholarship recipients from a diverse pool of applicants, was introduced in the Senate by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) after it passed the House last month.
June 15, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Microloan Panel for Inland Empire Businesses

This week, the office of Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) hosted a panel discussion for Inland Empire small businesses to learn more about microloans available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The panel featured representatives from AmPac Tri-state CDC, Accion, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center and the U.S.