Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

June 29, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Joins San Bernardino Community Members to Call for Commonsense Gun Safety Reform
Today, Representative Pete Aguilar joined members of the community for a press conference to call for commonsense gun safety reform following last week’s sit-in on the House floor.
June 28, 2016 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Department of Justice Repays First Responders $500K for San Bernardino Terror Attack Response
Yesterday, Representative Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will allocate $500,000 to the State of California for San Bernardino County to help offset the cost of the response to the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2015.
June 24, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Honors Fontana Student and Congressional Art Competition Winner in Washington, D.C.
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar honored Fontana High School student Faith Antillon in Washington, D.C. in recognition of her achievements in the arts. Faith won first place in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for California’s 31st Congressional District. The art competition, also known as the Artistic Discovery Contest, is a national art challenge hosted by congressional districts across the country. Faith represents California’s 31st Congressional District with her submission entitled “Undivided.” Faith participated in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that honored all art competition winners from across country. Her artwork is currently on display in the U.S. Capitol, where it will remain for one year.
June 23, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Statement on United States v. Texas Supreme Court Ruling
On Thursday, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on United States v. Texas, which addressed President Obama’s constitutional authority to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and create the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. The Supreme Court issued a 4-4 ruling, leaving in place the lower court decision that blocked the executive action.
June 21, 2016 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Zika, West Nile Virus Preventative Measures Taken In San Bernardino County
On Friday, Rep. Pete Aguilar participated in a Mosquito Vector Control Ride Along with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, where he visited the San Bernardino County Vector Control Facility. The facility monitors mosquitoes in the area that can be carriers of the Zika virus and West Nile virus.
June 20, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Honors Inland Empire Class of 2020 U.S. Service Academy Appointees
On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar honored Inland Empire students who will be attending U.S. Service Academies this fall.
June 17, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Calls Out House Republicans for Failure to Act on Gun Violence
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar called on House Republicans to take action on commonsense reforms to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists and expand background checks to cover all gun purchases, reprimanding his Republican colleagues for their continued inaction in the aftermath of the attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando.
June 16, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Introduces Latest Jobs Bill To Increase Inland Empire Employment Opportunities
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced his latest jobs bill, the Job Opportunity and Business Services Act (JOBS) Act. This is Rep. Aguilar’s latest bill to help put Inland Empire residents back to work and will open communication channels for Workforce Development Boards (WDB) to use federal resources to advertise their services, such as résumé building, job training and employment opportunities. Since WDBs are currently restricted from utilizing federal resources to communicate their services, this legislation will drastically help expand communication between those seeking employment and employers looking for workers.
June 15, 2016 Press Release
Aguilar Announces Inland Empire Jobs Fair for San Bernardino County Residents
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will host an Inland Empire Jobs Fair on Friday, July 22nd from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at the Frank Gonzales Community Center in Colton. The jobs fair will connect job seekers with Inland Empire employers looking to hire. This is Rep. Aguilar’s second jobs fair. Last year he hosted a similar event that helped over forty residents find work in the community.
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.