Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

Press Releases

April 14, 2017 Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Join Me For A Town Hall
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the Inland Empire Community News, reflecting on the importance of constituent service events to help Inland Empire residents, such as workshops for students to assist with college affordability, trainings for small businesses looking to grow and expand, and fairs to provide resources for seniors and help job seekers in San Bernardino County.
April 12, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Kicks Off ‘Job For A Day’ Tour of the Inland Empire
On Sunday, Rep. Pete Aguilar kicked off his ‘Job For A Day’ Tour of the Inland Empire at Mitla Café in San Bernardino, where he worked as a server. Rep. Aguilar’s tour will take him across California’s 31st Congressional District, where he will work different jobs at businesses throughout the community to connect with residents and learn more about local businesses and the communities they serve.
April 10, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Responds to North Park Elementary School Shooting
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino.
April 5, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Testifies in Support of Bipartisan Bill to Protect San Bernardino County Environment and Support Economic Development
Rep. Pete Aguilar testified before the Natural Resources Committee in support of H.R. 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act, which is a land-use plan that allows the transfer of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and the Bureau of Land Management. The land exchange takes place in a designated region within the Santa Ana Wash, at the junction of the Santa Ana River and Mill Creek. Rep. Aguilar originally introduced the bipartisan bill in 2015 with fellow San Bernardino County Representative Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley). Rep. Aguilar joined Rep. Cook to reintroduce the legislation in the 115th Congress earlier this year.
April 5, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces April Town Hall
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will host a town hall on Tuesday, April 18th in San Bernardino for constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District. The event will be moderated by former Press-Enterprise columnist, Cassie MacDuff.
March 30, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Inland Empire High School Students
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, an annual program that allows high school students from congressional districts throughout the country to share their works of art. The theme of this year’s contest is “My Wish” and is open to all high school students living in California’s 31st Congressional District.
March 22, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Cyberwarriors Pilot Program Takes Off
A critical cyberwarriors pilot program created by Rep. Aguilar is being implemented, the United States Army announced last month. Rep. Aguilar’s program was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which passed the House of Representatives in May 2016 and was later signed into law. The pilot program expedites the process for individuals in the cybersecurity field to become officers in the United States Army and the United States Air Force. This program incentivizes students at institutions that specialize in cybersecurity training, like California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), to enter the armed forces and become cyberwarriors quickly and efficiently.
March 17, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Takes to House Floor On Behalf of Inland Empire Families Threatened by GOP Health Care Bill
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar spoke on the House floor in opposition to House Republicans’ health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has helped over 20 million Americans access health care coverage, while the Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the ACA would strip 24 million Americans of coverage.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Responds to Trump’s Plan to Slash Funds Supporting San Bernardino County Residents
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” which outlines the priorities of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The president’s proposal would gut funding for critical federal programs affecting San Bernardino County residents, such as affordable housing, after school and summer programs, work-study aid, and transportation and infrastructure projects including the Redlands Passenger Rail, which is funded through the TIGER grant program.
March 13, 2017 Press Release
Aguilar Responds to Report Projecting 24 Million People Losing Health Coverage Under GOP Plan
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of House Republicans’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plan. This afternoon, the CBO projected that 24 million Americans will lose health care coverage under House Republicans’ new bill. The legislation would also dramatically increase premiums by allowing insurance companies to charge older adults up to five times more for coverage, driving up premiums for older adults by as much as 25 percent.