January 6, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $5 Million for San Bernardino County Head Start Programs
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Education awarded San Bernardino County Head Start Programs $5 million to assist with measures to increase the duration of time students spend in the classroom and to also fund the expansions of facilities, classrooms and education personnel.
January 5, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Nominated to Serve on House Appropriations Committee
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he’s been nominated to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. The House Appropriations Committee has the immense responsibility of appropriating funds and spending for the federal government, along with the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The Appropriations Committee’s twelve subcommittees allocate funding for all federal government programs and operations.
January 4, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Named Assistant Whip of House Democratic Caucus
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he’s been appointed by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer to serve as an Assistant Whip as part of the House Democratic Caucus leadership team for the 115th Congress.
Aguilar Announces $4 Million in Federal Funds for Inland Regional Center Terror Attack Victims’ Families and Survivors
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $4 million to support short-and long-term needs of Inland Regional Center terror attack survivors and families of victims as they continue to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of the tragedy that killed 14 and seriously injured 22 on December 2, 2015.
December 19, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Issues End of 114th Congress Report to Constituents
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar reflected on his first term in the United States House of Representatives, where he served the people of California’s 31st Congressional District in the 114th Congress, and looked forward to the 115th Congress, which begins in January 2017.
Aguilar Hosts For-Profit College Student Loan Relief and Transfer Workshop for Inland Empire Students
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a for-profit college student loan relief and transfer workshop for students affected by for-profit college closures. The workshop, which assisted over forty students, included presentations and assistance from Rep. Aguilar’s staff and officials from the U.S. Department of Education.
December 8, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Reaffirms Support for Dreamers on Sixth Anniversary of Dream Act
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar reaffirmed his support for Dreamers on the sixth anniversary of the Dream Act passing the House of Representatives. The Dream Act would have established a path to legal status for Dreamers, or undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. In 2010, The Dream Act passed the House of Representatives but failed to pass the Senate. Under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, hundreds of thousands of Dreamers were granted work permits and temporary status. The future of Dreamers has become uncertain since President-elect Trump promised to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
December 7, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Questions Military and Defense Leaders on California National Guard Reimbursement Issue
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar questioned top military and defense leaders on the California National Guard reimbursement issue during a House Armed Services Committee hearing. In October, reports surfaced of California National Guardsmen and women being forced to repay excess bonuses.
December 6, 2016 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: We Did Not Let Tragedy Define Us or Divide Us
On Sunday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the San Bernardino Sun, reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center that killed 14 and seriously wounded 22.
December 5, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Provisions in National Defense Bill Pass House of Representatives
On Friday, the United States House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the annual defense policy bill that directs the United States’ defense programs for the fiscal year. This year’s bill includes a pay raise for service members, provides the Department of Defense (DOD) with the necessary tools to resolve the California National Guard bonus reimbursement issue, and authorizes funds for the US military to combat and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The NDAA also includes two critical measures authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar: the establishment of a pilot program to expedite the process for individuals in the cybersecurity field to become officers in the United States Armed Forces; and a change to make it easier for the DOD to compete for and hire experts in the fields of science and engineering.