January 24, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will receive an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant of $2.9 million for roadway improvements in Highland. The grant, in part, provides for the extension of existing roadway as well as improvements to nearby streets as part of the Third Street and Fifth Street Corridor Improvement Project, and will increase accessibility to the San Bernardino International Airport and spur development in surrounding commercial and industrial districts. According to an estimate from the EDA, the project will create nearly 400 new jobs and generate over $20 million in private investment.
January 20, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement following failure by Congressional Republicans to pass a government funding package.
January 16, 2018 Press Release
Today, Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, a bipartisan bill that protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new commonsense border security measures through enhanced technology, manpower and physical barriers, where necessary. The bill also addresses the immigration backlog that keeps families in limbo while advancing reforms in Central America to address the factors driving migration to the United States.
January 10, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the ADVANCE Act, his bipartisan bill to help connect military service members with high-demand jobs in the Inland Empire, has been signed into law by President Trump. The bill was included in a larger package of legislation, known as the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, and signed into law by the president on January 8, 2018.
December 22, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Aguilar issued a year-end report to constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District to review his work on behalf of Inland Empire families in 2017.
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, a bipartisan package of legislation designed to help military service members transition to civilian life by making sure the skills they gain in military service can be converted into good jobs in the civilian workforce. Rep. Aguilar’s bill to help active duty service members, reservists and National Guardsmen obtain commercial driver’s licenses, the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, was included in the package. The legislative package was passed by the Senate in September, and will now go to the president to be signed into law.
December 19, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the passage of the Conference Report for H.R. 1, Congressional Republicans’ attempt to provide a massive tax cut for corporations at the expense of middle-class families.
December 18, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement calling on Congressional Republicans to allow for a vote on the Dream Act, bipartisan legislation that would establish a pathway to citizenship for thousands of young immigrants, known as Dreamers, who came to the United States as children.
December 14, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Providing Rational Options Toward the Elimination of Catastrophic Terrorism (PROTECT) Act, legislation that would increase coordination between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and local law enforcement by creating prevention and response plans at the local level for active shooting and mass casualty incidents. The bill would require the Secretary of DHS to provide guidance to state and local agencies on how to create emergency action plans to prepare for mass shooting events and expand the availability of federal grants to prepare for and prevent active shooter events.
November 20, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that General Micro Systems (GMS), a Rancho Cucamonga-based technology company, was awarded a contract worth $88.6 million with the US Army. As a result of the contract, GMS will provide the Army with critical technology such as the new S402-LC/SW server and rugged display system. This technology, used to assist soldiers as they attempt to detect landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), is designed to withstand extreme conditions and will help keep our troops safe while deployed in hostile areas.
In The News
July 17, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Homeland Security awarded San Bernardino County $1.3 million in federal funds to be used to improve the region’s ability to prepare for, prevent and respond to potential terrorist attacks. The funding comes after more than 18 months of Rep. Aguilar advocating for the region to receive the funds and calling on the federal government to allocate additional federal dollars to the Inland Empire community, which is still recovering from the horrific terror attack at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2015 that killed 14 and seriously injured 22. The funding will be dispersed through the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA). Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the full story.
July 14, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar passed a critical amendment that was added to the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee appropriations bill, which would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also called Dreamers, to be eligible for federal employment. Highland Community News has the story.
July 7, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his “Job For a Day” tour at Gerrards Market in Redlands where he bagged groceries for customers. This was Rep. Aguilar’s third stop on his tour, which he kicked off in April at Mitla Café in San Bernardino. Alejandra Molina with the Redlands Daily Facts has the full story.
June 30, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the introduction of H.R. 2979, a bill to name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino after Jack H. Brown. The post office would be designated the “Jack H. Brown Post Office Building” in honor of Jack H. Brown, the late Executive Chairman of the regional grocery chain Stater Bros. Markets and an impassioned Inland Empire philanthropist. Ryan Hagen with the San Bernardino Sun has the story.
June 27, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar passed his second bill through the House of Representatives in six days. The Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act passed by a vote of 409 to 0. The bipartisan bill provides active-duty service members, reservists and National Guardsmen access to the same unique testing standards for commercial driver’s licenses granted to veterans by the latest surface transportation bill, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
June 26, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the Inland Empire Community News, reflecting on Immigrant Heritage Month and the contributions that generations of immigrants have made to the United States.
June 21, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar’s bill, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, passed the House of Representatives unanimously by a voice vote. The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Attorney General and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the U.S. The goal is to generate a report with detailed analysis about how the attack occurred and how to prevent future assaults. There is currently no legal requirement to produce this type of report. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
Rep. Pete Aguilar’s bill, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, passed the House of Representatives unanimously by a voice vote. The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Attorney General and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the U.S. The goal is to generate a report with detailed analysis about how the attack occurred and how to prevent future assaults. There is currently no legal requirement to produce this type of report. Sarah Wire with the LA Times has the story.
June 14, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for CNN and the San Bernardino Sun to discuss the important bipartisan nature of the annual Congressional Baseball Game and to underscore that the horrific act of violence targeting the Congressional Republican baseball team was a failed assault on our nation’s democracy.
June 2, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his ‘Job For A Day’ Tour of the Inland Empire at the Goodwill Southern California in Rancho Cucamonga, where he worked sorting donations. Rep. Aguilar kicked off his tour in San Bernardino last month at Mitla Café. The tour will take Rep. Aguilar 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. The San Bernardino Sun has the story.
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.