Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

June 14, 2016 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: “Immigration Policy, Rhetoric Need Improvement”
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed in the San Bernardino Sun highlighting the need to reform our nation’s broken immigration system. Rep. Aguilar called for an end to hateful rhetoric and a return to bipartisan action to solve our nation’s immigration crisis by enacting comprehensive immigration reform.
June 13, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Federal Funds to Combat Veteran Homelessness in San Bernardino County
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) was awarded a $409,800 grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. With this additional grant funding, HACSB now has the ability to subsidize housing for 457 veterans.
June 12, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Issues Statement on Orlando Mass Shooting
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida that killed at least 50 people and injured 53, making it the deadliest mass shooting in United States history.
June 9, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Highlights Commitment to Equal Rights in LGBT Pride Month Video Message
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released a video message in honor of LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated during the month of June:
June 3, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Immigration Story Share for Inland Empire Community
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an Immigration Story Share at California State University, San Bernardino’s DREAMers Resource and Success Center. Rep. Aguilar held the forum to hear from students about their personal stories of immigration and their experiences navigating the immigration system.
June 2, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Reflects on San Bernardino Community Six Months After Terrorist Attack
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement reflecting on the San Bernardino community six months after the Inland Regional Center terrorist attack on December 2, 2015.
June 1, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Convenes Veterans Advisory Board to Improve Health Care Services
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar convened another meeting of his Veterans Advisory Board. The committee of veteran health care providers, local veterans and representatives from veteran assistance organizations met with Rep. Aguilar yesterday morning to discuss improving health care services for Inland Empire veterans.
May 26, 2016 Press Release
San Bernardino Pastor Delivers Opening Prayer Before Congress
Yesterday, Pastor Joshua Beckley of the Ecclesia Christian Fellowship in San Bernardino delivered the Opening Prayer before the House of Representatives. Rep. Pete Aguilar honored Pastor Beckley afterwards with a brief address on the House floor.
May 19, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Passes National Security Amendments through House of Representatives
Last night, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which included four national security amendments submitted by Rep. Pete Aguilar. The NDAA is an annual defense policy bill that directs the United States’ defense programs for the fiscal year. While Aguilar was glad to support the bill, which supports the nation’s defense priorities and authorizes funding for troops, he was deeply disturbed by the inclusion of a hateful anti-LGBT amendment that was added in the committee markup. The amendment, now provision, offered by Rep. Steve Russell (R-Oklahoma) allows federal contractors to discriminate against the LGBT community by claiming a “religious exemption” to get around rules that bar discrimination in hiring by federal contractors. House Republicans blocked a bipartisan amendment to remove the language from getting a vote on the House floor.
May 18, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Passes Critical Cybersecurity Amendment through House of Representatives
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar passed a critical cybersecurity amendment through the House of Representatives, which was added to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The NDAA is an annual defense policy bill that directs the United States defense programs. Aguilar’s amendment establishes a pilot program to expedite the process for individuals in the cybersecurity field to become officers in the United States Army and the United States Air Force. This would incentivize students graduating from schools like California State University, San Bernardino that specialize in cybersecurity training, to enter the armed forces and become “cyberwarriors” quickly and efficiently.