Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

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.
December 2, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Reflects on Inland Regional Center Attack on One-Year Anniversary
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released a statement in reflection of the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino that killed 14 and seriously injured 22.
December 1, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Elected to Leadership Team of Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar was elected to serve as Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) for the 115th Congress. Rep. Aguilar joins the CHC leadership team beside Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (Chair), and Congressmen Joaquin Castro (First Vice Chair) and Ruben Gallego (Second Vice Chair). Rep. Aguilar is the only California member on the CHC leadership team.
December 1, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Federal Funds For Rialto Water Project
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the City of Rialto $291,000 to improve and upgrade its drinking water system.
November 29, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Announces For-Profit College Student Loan Relief and Transfer Workshop
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold a workshop on for-profit college student loan relief and transfer options to help students who have been affected by for-profit college closures, including ITT Tech, Everest College, Corinthian Colleges, Trump University and more. Staff members from Rep. Aguilar’s office and officials from the U.S. Department of Education will present and be on site to assist students.
November 21, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Convenes Veterans Advisory Board To Address Local and Federal Communication Network
On Friday, Rep. Pete Aguilar convened his Veterans Advisory Board to address health care concerns, and specifically, the relationship and responsiveness of federal agencies to Inland Empire veterans.
November 17, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Calls on President-elect Trump to Rescind Steve Bannon White House Appointment
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar joined 168 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives to call on President-elect Donald Trump to rescind his White House appointment of Steve Bannon. Bannon, who as the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, managed content that included racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic narratives. Bannon also has ties to the White Nationalist movement.
November 17, 2016 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Rep. Aguilar Authors Message to Inland Empire Community In 909 Magazine
In the November/December issue of 909 Magazine, Rep. Pete Aguilar authors a personal message to the Inland Empire community about his road to a life in public service and his priorities in Congress to help San Bernardino County’s middle-class families.
November 2, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Joins Community to Celebrate Ontario Airport Transfer
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar joined Inland Empire community members for a signing ceremony commemorating the transfer of the Ontario International Airport from the Los Angeles World Airports. The event hosted community members and public officials, including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and fellow Inland Empire Representatives Ken Calvert and Norma Torres, among others.
October 27, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Convenes Immigration Advisory Board to Discuss Critical Issues Facing San Bernardino County Immigrant Community
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar convened his latest meeting with his Immigration Advisory Board. The panel consists of local stakeholders, immigration advocacy organization representatives, higher education officials and staff members from foreign consulates in Southern California. The discussion focused on Rep. Aguilar’s immigration bill, the Academic Success Centers and Education Networks for Dreamers (ASCEND) Act, and other efforts to assist the San Bernardino County immigrant community.