Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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December 19, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar reflected on his first term in the United States House of Representatives, where he served the people of California’s 31st Congressional District in the 114th Congress, and looked forward to the 115th Congress, which begins in January 2017.
December 14, 2016 Press Release
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a for-profit college student loan relief and transfer workshop for students affected by for-profit college closures. The workshop, which assisted over forty students, included presentations and assistance from Rep. Aguilar’s staff and officials from the U.S. Department of Education.
December 8, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar reaffirmed his support for Dreamers on the sixth anniversary of the Dream Act passing the House of Representatives. The Dream Act would have established a path to legal status for Dreamers, or undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. In 2010, The Dream Act passed the House of Representatives but failed to pass the Senate. Under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, hundreds of thousands of Dreamers were granted work permits and temporary status. The future of Dreamers has become uncertain since President-elect Trump promised to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
December 7, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar questioned top military and defense leaders on the California National Guard reimbursement issue during a House Armed Services Committee hearing. In October, reports surfaced of California National Guardsmen and women being forced to repay excess bonuses.
December 6, 2016 Press Release
On Sunday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the San Bernardino Sun, reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center that killed 14 and seriously wounded 22.
December 5, 2016 Press Release
On Friday, the United States House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the annual defense policy bill that directs the United States’ defense programs for the fiscal year. This year’s bill includes a pay raise for service members, provides the Department of Defense (DOD) with the necessary tools to resolve the California National Guard bonus reimbursement issue, and authorizes funds for the US military to combat and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The NDAA also includes two critical measures authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar: the establishment of a pilot program to expedite the process for individuals in the cybersecurity field to become officers in the United States Armed Forces; and a change to make it easier for the DOD to compete for and hire experts in the fields of science and engineering.
December 2, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released a statement in reflection of the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino that killed 14 and seriously injured 22.
December 1, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar was elected to serve as Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) for the 115th Congress. Rep. Aguilar joins the CHC leadership team beside Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (Chair), and Congressmen Joaquin Castro (First Vice Chair) and Ruben Gallego (Second Vice Chair). Rep. Aguilar is the only California member on the CHC leadership team.
December 1, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the City of Rialto $291,000 to improve and upgrade its drinking water system.
November 29, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold a workshop on for-profit college student loan relief and transfer options to help students who have been affected by for-profit college closures, including ITT Tech, Everest College, Corinthian Colleges, Trump University and more. Staff members from Rep. Aguilar’s office and officials from the U.S. Department of Education will present and be on site to assist students.

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In The News

April 16, 2015 In The News
On Tax Day, Rep. Pete Aguilar, along with Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36), introduced the Ending Taxpayer Subsidies for Yachts Act to end a special tax break for yacht owners. The bill ends a special tax provision that allows luxury yacht owners to deduct their interest payments on their yachts by calling them second homes. It closes a tax loophole so middle-class families no longer subsidize yachts for the ultra-wealthy.
April 8, 2015 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar met with local manufacturers in Rancho Cucamonga to talk about job creation in the Inland Empire. The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin has the story here.
February 27, 2015 In The News
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) traveled throughout San Bernardino County, holding Jobs Roundtable discussions with small business owners, veterans, and community leaders to talk about job creation and economic growth in the Inland Empire. The meetings were held in San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, and Redlands.
February 26, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar led his colleagues on the House Floor by making a Unanimous Consent request in an attempt to force Speaker Boehner to immediately take up funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which is scheduled to run out of funding on February 27th if a bill is not passed and signed into law.
February 20, 2015 In The News
"As San Bernardino County’s new representative in Congress, there are a number of issues I look forward to addressing on behalf of Inland Empire families. From fighting for good-paying jobs to improving the quality of education, I am committed to doing right by my constituents." Read Representative Pete Aguilar's editorial here.
February 19, 2015 In The News
U.S. Representative Aguilar met with employers, business, labor, and community leaders throughout San Bernardino County to discuss job creation and opportunities for economic growth in the Inland Empire.
January 26, 2015 In The News

U.S. Representative Pete Aguilar co-sponsored The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act, also known as the Small BREW Act. The bill would reduce the federal excise tax for beer on small brewers, leveling the playing field and increasing competition with large beer producers. The Inland Empire is home to a number of small brewers.

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January 23, 2015 In The News

U.S. Representative Pete Aguilar announced his co-sponsorship of five bills being considered by Congress. 

January 7, 2015 In The News

U.S. Representative Pete Aguilar moves into his new district office in Rancho Cucamonga. 

January 6, 2015 In The News

U.S. Representatives Pete Aguilar and Norma Torres took the oath of office as the 114th Congress began. 

 

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