Aguilar Calls on House Republicans to Prioritize Legislation to Address Gun Violence and Zika Funding after 7 Week Recess
Today, Representative Pete Aguilar called on House Republicans to prioritize legislation that would reduce gun violence and allocate necessary funds to combat the threat of Zika as legislators return from a seven-week break. House Republicans adjourned for the summer recess at the end of July without addressing either of the critical issues affecting San Bernardino families and Americans across the nation.
In Case You Missed It: Inland Empire Seniors Invited to Rep. Pete Aguilar’s Aug. 5 Senior Fair in Fontana
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will host his 2016 Senior Fair at the Jessie Turner Community Center in Fontana this Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.
July 28, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $8 Million in Federal Funds for Redlands Passenger Rail Project
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) $8,678,312 in funding through a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to help construct the Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP). Rep. Aguilar has continually supported construction of the RPRP, beginning with his time leading the countywide ballot measure (Measure 'I') as campaign manager, to his service as Councilmember and Mayor of Redlands serving on the SANBAG Board of Directors, and now in his role as the region’s congressman.
July 27, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Announces 2016 Senior Fair for Inland Empire Residents
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold his 2016 Senior Fair on Friday, August 5th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at the Jessie Turner Community Center in Fontana. This is the second senior fair Rep. Aguilar has held since taking office, following an event last year that hosted dozens of vendors and drew over three hundred Inland Empire seniors.
July 26, 2016 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Aguilar Jobs Fair Draws Hundreds of Inland Empire Job Seekers
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted his Inland Empire Jobs Fair, the second jobs fair he’s held since taking office last year. Rep. Aguilar hosted over sixty different employers and employment service providers, which connected with more than four hundred Inland Empire job seekers.
July 22, 2016 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: “Aguilar: Top Priority is Growing the Middle Class”
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for El Chicano, highlighting his job-creating initiatives and his commitment to supporting Inland Empire middle-class families. The op-ed also discusses the importance of constituent services events, including Rep. Aguilar’s upcoming Inland Empire Jobs Fair, which will be held this Friday, July 22nd at the Frank Gonzales Community Center in Colton.
In Case You Missed It: Editorial Board Lauds Aguilar Bill ‘Sensible Easing of College Debt Load’
Last week, the Los Angeles News Group Editorial Board authored an opinion article in support of Representative Pete Aguilar’s latest bill, the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act. The editorial praised Rep. Aguilar’s college affordability bill, calling it, “…a sensible approach to easing the debt burden on recent college graduates.”
Aguilar Testifies Before U.S. Trade Commission In Support of Rancho Cucamonga Manufacturer Impacted By Unfair Trade Practices
Yesterday, Representative Pete Aguilar testified before the United States International Trade Commission in support of Searing Industries, a Rancho Cucamonga steel manufacturer that has been adversely impacted by unfair trade practices.
July 14, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Says No Vacation for Congress Until House Votes on Gun Bills
Today, in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Representative Pete Aguilar urged the Speaker to withhold adjournment of the House of Representatives for the August recess until votes are allowed on two bipartisan bills that address the gun violence epidemic. The bills in question – Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act and the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act – are bipartisan measures that would prevent suspected terrorists from accessing guns or explosives and would expand background checks to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, criminals and the dangerously mentally ill.
July 12, 2016 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Rep. Pete Aguilar Introduces Bill to Make Student Loans Easier to Repay
Last week, Representative Pete Aguilar introduced his latest bill, H.R. 5622, the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act. The bill would help ease the financial burden on students by extending their loan repayment grace period, eliminating interest payments during the grace period for students with subsidized loans, and allowing students to refinance their loans under certain circumstances.