Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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September 28, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has allocated an additional $500,000 to the State of California for San Bernardino County to defray costs incurred by state and local agencies from law enforcement’s response to the Inland Regional Center terror attack on December 2, 2015. This is the second installment of federal funds to recover costs incurred from the response to the attack, which totals $1,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2016.
September 27, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has granted Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) to workers who were laid off as a result of the Colton Ashley Furniture facility closure. Trade Adjustment Assistance is a federal program that offers employment services through training, counseling, income support and more for American workers who have been adversely affected by foreign competition. Rep. Pete Aguilar advocated for support for these workers, and earlier this month sent a letter of support to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez for a TAA petition filed by the State of California Economic Development Department (EDD) on behalf of the displaced workers.
September 26, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Army awarded an $82,490,177 contract to Gentex Corporation, with work to be performed at its Rancho Cucamonga facility. The contract is for the Joint Service Aircrew Mask for Joint Strike Fighter (JSAM-JSF), which provides respiratory protection to U.S. and allied pilots while flying JSF F-35 aircraft.
September 23, 2016 Press Release
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez advocating for federal assistance for the 840 employees laid off as a result of the Colton Ashley Furniture facility closure. In an official letter to Secretary Perez, Rep. Aguilar offered his full-fledged support for the petition filed by the State of California Economic Development Department (EDD) on behalf of the displaced workers with the U.S. Department of Labor, which requests federal employment assistance through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.
September 21, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced H.R. 6078, the VA Accountability for Location of Records (VALOR) Act, which requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to complete record requests for veterans within 14 days, or explain the reason why the records will be delayed. Rep. Aguilar was inspired to write the bill following conversations with members of his Veterans Advisory Board and with Inland Empire veterans who have reached out to his office after struggling to access these documents from the VA.
September 13, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a panel at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual conference, entitled Homeland Security: Community Readiness Strategies for the Latino Community. The discussion, which coincided with National Preparedness Month and Hispanic Heritage Month, focused on strengthening communication between law enforcement, schools and hospitals in Latino communities so municipalities are prepared for extraordinary emergency situations, including natural disasters like earthquakes and wildfires, or man-made situations like the attack at the Inland Regional Center.
September 6, 2016 Press Release
Today, Representative Pete Aguilar called on House Republicans to prioritize legislation that would reduce gun violence and allocate necessary funds to combat the threat of Zika as legislators return from a seven-week break. House Republicans adjourned for the summer recess at the end of July without addressing either of the critical issues affecting San Bernardino families and Americans across the nation.
August 2, 2016 Press Release
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will host his 2016 Senior Fair at the Jessie Turner Community Center in Fontana this Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.
July 28, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) $8,678,312 in funding through a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to help construct the Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP). Rep. Aguilar has continually supported construction of the RPRP, beginning with his time leading the countywide ballot measure (Measure 'I') as campaign manager, to his service as Councilmember and Mayor of Redlands serving on the SANBAG Board of Directors, and now in his role as the region’s congressman.
July 27, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold his 2016 Senior Fair on Friday, August 5th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at the Jessie Turner Community Center in Fontana. This is the second senior fair Rep. Aguilar has held since taking office, following an event last year that hosted dozens of vendors and drew over three hundred Inland Empire seniors.

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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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