Press Releases

March 27, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Votes to Approve New Coronavirus Relief Bill, Direct Payments to Americans
Rep. Aguilar returned to Washington to support the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill to provide immediate relief to working Americans, small businesses and families affected by the coronavirus crisis. The bill establishes direct payments of up to $1,200 for most Americans, provides $350 billion in relief to small business owners, expands unemployment insurance benefits for affected workers, supplies approximately $200 billion to hospitals and health care providers, and grants $150 billion to state and local governments for emergency response.
March 20, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar To Hold Telephone Town Hall on Coronavirus Crisis

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Rep. Pete Aguilar will hold a telephone town hall to provide an update on the federal response to the spread of coronavirus, and to share information about resources available to San Bernardino County residents affected by the virus. Rep.

March 14, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Votes to Provide Free Coronavirus Testing, Paid Sick Leave for US Workers
The House passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, legislation designed to help the American people combat the spread of COVID-19, the disease associated with coronavirus. The bill guarantees two weeks of paid sick leave for those affected by the virus; allows up to three months of paid family and sick leave; strengthens unemployment programs for those who lose work; and makes testing free for everyone, including those without health insurance. To provide state and local governments with the resources they need to provide adequate care, the bill increases funds for Medicaid. It also strengthens food security initiatives such as SNAP, and food programs for seniors and food banks to help address food insecurities created by closures.
March 4, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Votes to Approve $8.3 Billion in Emergency Funds to Combat Coronavirus
In a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6074, an emergency funding bill to provide $8.3 billion in new funding to help contain and prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The bill provides funding for vaccine research, support for state and local health agencies, and low-interest loans for small businesses affected by the crisis.
February 28, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $900,000 for Inland Empire Housing and Jobs Programs
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced three key grants to help Inland Empire families move closer to homeownership.
February 26, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Presses DHS Secretary on Dangers of “Remain in Mexico” Policy
During a House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing, Rep. Pete Aguilar questioned Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chad Wolf about the Trump Administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy, otherwise known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Recent reports from organizations like Human Rights First and Doctors Without Borders show that MPP subjects refugees and asylum seekers to dangerous conditions as they wait in Mexico to have their asylum cases processed. As a result, these migrants face violent crimes such as rape, murder and kidnapping at alarming rates.
February 11, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces $10 Million for San Bernardino County Homeless Programs
Rep. Aguilar announced that San Bernardino County will receive $9,991,391 in federal funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program. The CoC Program is a federal initiative to end homelessness by empowering communities to provide housing resources and address root causes of homelessness. The latest round of CoC grants provided funding for 19 programs within San Bernardino County, including programs to help provide housing for homeless veterans, homeless families with children, and county residents living with HIV/AIDS.
February 4, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Issues Statement in Response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address
Rep. Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address.
January 31, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey as 2020 State of the Union Guest
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey will be his guest at President Trump’s State of the Union address on February 4, 2020. After a year of devastating wildfires throughout California, Chief Munsey’s attendance at the State of the Union address will serve as a reminder of the continued need for federal resources in the state.
January 29, 2020 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Congressional App Challenge Winner
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Redlands High School student Varun Srivastava is the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for California’s 31st Congressional District. Varun’s app, We Will, educates users about the connection between human activity and climate change and helps users monitor and reduce their own carbon footprint.