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November 24, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the City of San Bernardino received $3,422,960 and the City of Fontana received $1,723,436 in Emergency Services Grant (ESG) funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help provide emergency housing services during the coronavirus crisis. These funds were made available by the CARES Act, which Congressman Aguilar helped pass on March 27, 2020.
November 19, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement after being elected to serve as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus: “I’m grateful for the trust my colleagues have put in me to lead during such a critical time for our Caucus and our country. I’m also grateful for the friendship of my colleague Rep. Robin Kelly, who will continue to be a trailblazer and respected leader in our Caucus. My top priority as a member of this leadership team will be to help unite our Caucus to meet the most pressing needs of the communities we represent, including providing much-needed resources to help the American people navigate the coronavirus crisis. Under the leadership of Speaker Pelosi and the Biden-Harris Administration, House Democrats will work together to overcome the challenges facing our nation. I am honored to serve alongside Chairman Jeffries to help deliver results for the American people and I look forward to getting to work.”
October 30, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $762,657 for Inland Empire law enforcement agencies. The funding comes from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) and is a combination of new funding for 2020 and funding from 2017-2019 that the Trump Administration had previously withheld from the region. The grants will be received by cities throughout the 31st District in the following amounts:
October 29, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the County of San Bernardino has received $8.5 million in Emergency Service Grant (ESG) funding to help provide homeless residents of the county with housing during the COVID-19 crisis. The funding comes from the CARES Act, and was disbursed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help fund Project Room Key, a county-wide initiative to help the homeless find temporary transitional housing.
October 27, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) received $737,520 for school violence-prevention and mental-health support programs and $87,350 for body-worn cameras to help keep SBCUSD police officers and students safe. The grants were administered by the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The funding will be used to help implement Project STAT, an initiative by the SBCUSD Police to help prevent violence within San Bernardino schools.
October 9, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) has been designated as the Community National Center for Cybersecurity Education by the National Security Agency (NSA). This designation includes a $10.5 million federal grant and will allow CSUSB to act as the leading institution to develop and train the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
October 2, 2020 Press Release
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 925, the updated Heroes Act. The bill provides $2.2 trillion in coronavirus relief for the American people, including a second round of direct payments to most Americans, modifications to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to support small businesses, rent assistance funding, funding for schools to safely teach students, and an extension of federal supplemental unemployment benefits through January 31, 2021. The bill also includes additional funding for COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination efforts.
September 30, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, Inc. (NPHS) has been awarded $520,000 by the United States Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. The grant will help fund NPHS’ Community Investment Trust, which provides down payment assistance, home repair and solar financing to low-to-moderate income residents of Riverside and San Bernardino County.
September 25, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that AmPac Business Capital of Grand Terrace has received $375,000 from the US Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund for the AmPac Business Loan program. The program provides loans of up to $100,000 for Inland Empire small businesses to be used for hiring employees, growing inventory and other business-growth needs.
September 18, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB), the largest provider of affordable housing in the County, received $2,403,166 in additional CARES Act funding for Housing Assistance Payments. These payments allow HACSB to subsidize rent payments for low-income families, helping to reduce homelessness and keep more families safe in their homes during the coronavirus crisis.

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In The News

December 6, 2019 In The News

Days after the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, has reintroduced legislation meant to help local agencies deal with domestic terrorism and violent extremism.

September 27, 2019 In The News
Inland Reps. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, and Norma Torres, D-Ontario, have championed funding increases for federal programs
September 25, 2019 In The News

Representative Pete Aguilar announced Friday that Citadel Community Development Corporation, a San Bernardino-based nonprofit, received a grant of $1,500,000 from the United States Department of Labor.

September 19, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar has announced that SAC Health Care System (SACHS) has received more than $2.1 million through the Affordable Care Act Teaching Health Center grant program.

September 18, 2019 In The News

Southern California leaders are slamming President Donald Trump’s decision to block California from setting its own auto emissions standards. And many Democrats are pledging to fight back.

April 4, 2019 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced on Monday, April 1, that Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (NPHS) has been awarded $270,000 and Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc. (NHSIE) has been awarded $447,000 by NeighborWorks America, a Congressionally chartered nonprofit that provides financial support to affordable housing programs throughout the country.

March 25, 2019 In The News

The Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, a bill authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) and signed into law by the president in 2018, has taken effect.

January 30, 2019 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, does not support funding President Donald Trump’s “sea-to-shining-sea” border wall.

But the 31st District Congressman said Wednesday that he’s not against funding other forms of border protection, and wants to see where the evidence dictates the funding should go.

December 21, 2018 In The News

The 31st District Congressman ushered in new laws, held numerous resource and job fairs, helped constituents sort out issues with federal agencies and, in November, won re-election.

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Videos

September 15, 2016 Video
Rep. Aguilar released a video message in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually from September 15th - October 15th.
June 16, 2016 Video
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 9, 2016 Video
Rep. Pete Aguilar released a video message in honor of LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated during the month of June.

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