Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California


Latest News

July 22, 2016 Press Release
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for El Chicano, highlighting his job-creating initiatives and his commitment to supporting Inland Empire middle-class families. The op-ed also discusses the importance of constituent services events, including Rep. Aguilar’s upcoming Inland Empire Jobs Fair, which will be held this Friday, July 22nd at the Frank Gonzales Community Center in Colton.
July 18, 2016 Press Release
Last week, the Los Angeles News Group Editorial Board authored an opinion article in support of Representative Pete Aguilar’s latest bill, the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act. The editorial praised Rep. Aguilar’s college affordability bill, calling it, “…a sensible approach to easing the debt burden on recent college graduates.”
July 15, 2016 Press Release
Yesterday, Representative Pete Aguilar testified before the United States International Trade Commission in support of Searing Industries, a Rancho Cucamonga steel manufacturer that has been adversely impacted by unfair trade practices.
July 14, 2016 Press Release
Today, in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Representative Pete Aguilar urged the Speaker to withhold adjournment of the House of Representatives for the August recess until votes are allowed on two bipartisan bills that address the gun violence epidemic. The bills in question – Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act and the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act – are bipartisan measures that would prevent suspected terrorists from accessing guns or explosives and would expand background checks to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, criminals and the dangerously mentally ill.
July 12, 2016 Press Release
Last week, Representative Pete Aguilar introduced his latest bill, H.R. 5622, the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act. The bill would help ease the financial burden on students by extending their loan repayment grace period, eliminating interest payments during the grace period for students with subsidized loans, and allowing students to refinance their loans under certain circumstances.
July 5, 2016 Press Release
Today, Representative Pete Aguilar announced that two of his bills were included in House Democrats’ updated Make It In America plan, which is their economic prosperity plan and focuses on supporting American entrepreneurs and increasing technological innovation. Rep. Aguilar’s On-the-Job Training Tax Credit Act and the Displaced Jobs Relief Act were included in the economic agenda, which was released last week.
June 29, 2016 Press Release
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
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
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
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.


In The News

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.


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.