Press Releases

June 24, 2020 Press Release
CSUSB Receives Three Department of Defense Cybersecurity Scholarships
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to announce that three students in the CSUSB cybersecurity program will receive full scholarships in the fall from the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (DoD CySp), which seeks to recruit the nation’s top cyber talent to help protect the nation against threats on information systems and networks.
June 18, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $450,000 in Need-Based Scholarship Funding for Loma Linda University Health
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Loma Linda University Health has received $450,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program. The program promotes diversity among health care professionals by providing financial aid to financially-disadvantaged students.
June 18, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Issues Statement on Supreme Court DACA Ruling

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

June 12, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Winner of Congressional Art Competition
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Ashely Cabrera, a junior at Rialto High School, is the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 31st Congressional District for her submission entitled “Her Struggle.”
June 11, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $53 Million in Coronavirus Relief Funding for Omnitrans
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $53,266,820 for Omnitrans, the San Bernardino region’s primary public transit agency. The funding, made possible by the CARES Act, comes from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and is intended to offset costs incurred due to the coronavirus crisis.
June 10, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $380,000 for Inland Empire Tribal Response to Coronavirus
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc has received $383,553 in coronavirus-response funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will allow the organization to increase staff and provide protective equipment to prevent further spread of the virus within the region’s tribal communities.
June 9, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar Leads Bicameral Request for an Investigation into HUD’s Policy Changes to Deny DACA Recipients FHA-Backed Mortgage Loans with Sen. Menendez and Rep. Vargas
Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31), U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), led a bicameral group of colleagues in requesting the Inspector General for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to open an investigation into whether the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) in its decision to change the agency’s policy to deny Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured loans to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
June 2, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $600,000 for Coronavirus Prevention in San Bernardino
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the City of San Bernardino has received $632,422 from the Department of Justice Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program. The funding will be used to help the city purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for municipal employees and first responders to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
June 1, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $66 Million in CARES Act Funding Available for Inland Empire Schools
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced over $66 million for San Bernardino County schools allocated by the CARES Act. Individual schools, school districts and the San Bernardino County Office of Education are eligible to receive this funding. The CARES Act appropriated $13.2 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to help schools recover from economic hardship and implement new safety regulations for students. San Bernardino County school districts and the San Bernardino County Office of Education are eligible for a total of $56,014,676, and individual schools are eligible to receive the remaining $10 million.
May 21, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $4.8 Million for Inland Empire Health Care Provider
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that SAC Health System (SACHS) has received $4.8 million in Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to continue its work as a Teaching Health Center. The grant program, established by the Affordable Care Act, supports the expansion of community-based health care and allows regions like San Bernardino County to attract graduate medical residents to help provide primary and ambulatory care.

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