February 5, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Aguilar and Hurd Praise Senate Introduction of the Bipartisan USA Act
Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) praised Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) for introducing the bipartisan Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act in the Senate. Like the House version, the Senate companion provides a permanent, legislative fix for DACA recipients and calls for smart border security measures to gain operational control of our borders by 2020. It is also a vehicle that will allow Congress to finally vote on long-term appropriations for our military and Department of Homeland Security.
January 30, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address
Rep. Aguilar issues a statement in response to President Trump's first State of the Union address.
January 24, 2018 Press Release
Aguilar and San Manuel Announce $2.9 Million Roadway Improvement Grant
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will receive an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of $2.9 million for roadway improvements in Highland. The grant, in part, provides for the extension of existing roadway as well as improvements to nearby streets as part of the Third Street and Fifth Street Corridor Improvement Project, and will increase accessibility to the San Bernardino International Airport and spur development in surrounding commercial and industrial districts. According to an estimate from the EDA, the project will create nearly 400 new jobs and generate over $20 million in private investment.
January 20, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar’s Statement on Government Shutdown
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement following failure by Congressional Republicans to pass a government funding package.
January 16, 2018 Press Release
USA Act introduced with support of 50 original co-sponsors
Today, Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, a bipartisan bill that protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new commonsense border security measures through enhanced technology, manpower and physical barriers, where necessary. The bill also addresses the immigration backlog that keeps families in limbo while advancing reforms in Central America to address the factors driving migration to the United States.
January 10, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar’s ADVANCE Act Signed into Law by President
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the ADVANCE Act, his bipartisan bill to help connect military service members with high-demand jobs in the Inland Empire, has been signed into law by President Trump. The bill was included in a larger package of legislation, known as the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, and signed into law by the president on January 8, 2018.
December 22, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Issues End of Year Report to Constituents
Today, Rep. Aguilar issued a year-end report to constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District to review his work on behalf of Inland Empire families in 2017.
Aguilar’s Bill to Help Military Service Members Transition to Civilian Workforce Heads to President’s Desk
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, a bipartisan package of legislation designed to help military service members transition to civilian life by making sure the skills they gain in military service can be converted into good jobs in the civilian workforce. Rep. Aguilar’s bill to help active duty service members, reservists and National Guardsmen obtain commercial driver’s licenses, the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, was included in the package. The legislative package was passed by the Senate in September, and will now go to the president to be signed into law.
December 19, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Reacts to Passage of GOP Tax Bill
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the passage of the Conference Report for H.R. 1, Congressional Republicans’ attempt to provide a massive tax cut for corporations at the expense of middle-class families.
December 18, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Calls for Immediate Passage of the Dream Act
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement calling on Congressional Republicans to allow for a vote on the Dream Act, bipartisan legislation that would establish a pathway to citizenship for thousands of young immigrants, known as Dreamers, who came to the United States as children.