May 16, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an awards ceremony and reception to announce the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, a national contest in which high school artists from each congressional district in the country compete to have their work hung in the United States Capitol building for one year. Rep. Aguilar, along with a panel of judges, selected Rialto High School student Gemma Delgado’s submission, “The Start of Something Great” as this year’s winning piece out of nearly forty entries. The theme of this year’s contest was “My Wish” and focused on students’ wishes, which could include their personal aspirations or that for their home or family.
May 11, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Over $3 Million in Cybersecurity Funding for CSUSB
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will receive over three million dollars in federal funding for the university’s prestigious cybersecurity program through three different grant allocations. The first grant is from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is run through the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NIST grant is for $281,444 and is the first installment of a three-year grant totaling $878,432. The second and third grants will be facilitated by the National Security Agency (NSA) for National Centers of Academic Excellence in cyberdefense, and will distribute over $2 million to CSUSB.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: It’s Important to Continue Dialogue with Constituents
On Sunday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the San Bernardino Sun, reflecting on his town hall last month and stressing the importance of constituent events that give him the opportunity to speak personally with San Bernardino County residents about issues affecting them and their families.
May 8, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Hosts Spring Academy Day
On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted Spring Academy Day for Inland Empire students interested in attending U.S. Service Academies. The workshop and information session for students in California’s 31st Congressional district included presentations from Rep. Aguilar’s office and representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Air Force Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Statement on Trumpcare
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to Donald Trump’s “health care” bill, which will strip millions of Americans of their health care coverage.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar’s Bipartisan Bill to Combat Domestic Terror Moves Forward
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that H.R. 625, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, was voted out of the Homeland Security Committee. The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the U.S. The report must make recommendations for how to prevent a similar attack in the future and must include input from the United States Attorney General, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center. Current law does not require any report to be produced after an act of domestic terrorism.
May 1, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Spring Academy Day
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will host Spring Academy Day, which is a workshop and information session for students in California’s 31st Congressional district who are interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy. Representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Air Force Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy will be in attendance.
April 28, 2017 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: ROTC-for-Cybersecurity Scholarship Returns to CSUSB with Aguilar’s Help
Rep. Pete Aguilar has made investing in cybersecurity a top priority, to both enhance the United States’ defense programs and to develop jobs in the Inland Empire for the 21st century economy. Earlier this year, Rep. Aguilar announced that his cyberwarriors pilot program, which was included in legislation signed into law last year, has begun implementation by the United States Army. Additionally, Rep. Aguilar secured $5 million in a bill that passed the House of Representatives to restart a cybersecurity scholarship program affecting California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) students. Beau Yarbrough with the San Bernardino Sun has the story.
April 27, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces #DearPete Social Media Campaign
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a new social media campaign, #DearPete, to highlight his focus on accessibility and responsiveness to constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District. Each week, Rep. Aguilar will share a letter he receives from a constituent, as well as his handwritten response. The posts will appear regularly on his social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
April 19, 2017 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Rep. Pete Aguilar Addresses Constituents at San Bernardino Town Hall
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar held a town hall for constituents of California’s 31st Congressional district in San Bernardino. The event was moderated by former Press-Enterprise columnist Cassie MacDuff and hosted over 500 Inland Empire residents.