Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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September 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar and California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) announced that two students attending CSUSB have been selected to receive scholarships as part of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP). The scholarships were made possible by Rep. Aguilar’s amendment to H.R. 1301, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which was signed into law earlier this year and appropriated $5 million for the program, after years of DoD underfunding and attempts to phase out the program.
September 7, 2017 Press Release

 

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar delivered a speech on the floor of the US House of Representatives in which he called on Congressional leadership to allow for a vote on H.R. 3440, the Dream Act of 2017, a bipartisan measure that would establish a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.  

September 5, 2017 Press Release

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

September 5, 2017 Press Release
On Thursday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the fifth stop of his ‘Job for a Day’ tour with the Inland Empire 66ers, where he took to the stands of their San Bernardino stadium to sell snacks to fans. Rep. Aguilar kicked off his tour in April and will continue visiting and working at businesses across California’s 31st district to learn more about the challenges facing working families in the community.
August 28, 2017 Press Release

On Friday, Rep. Pete Aguilar held an Inland Empire Jobs Fair at the San Bernardino Boys & Girls Club, hosting over 300 hundred San Bernardino County residents looking for work and connecting them with 58 local employers and job training opportunities. This is the third jobs fair Rep. Aguilar has hosted since taking office in 2015.

August 18, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a Veterans Resource Fair at the Frank A. Gonzales Community Center in Colton. The event provided Inland Empire veterans with resources on health care, housing, employment and assistance with VA claims.
August 17, 2017 Press Release
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his “Job For a Day” tour at Burrtec Waste Industries in Fontana, where he sorted and processed recyclable materials at Burrtec’s West Valley Material Recovery Facility. This was Rep. Aguilar’s fourth stop on his tour, which he kicked off in April at Mitla Café in San Bernardino. Russell Ingold with the Fontana Herald News has the story.
August 15, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement, reaffirming his commitment to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on the 5th anniversary of its implementation. DACA has shielded over 700,000 young people, commonly referred to as Dreamers, from deportation.
August 9, 2017 Press Release
On Tuesday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the fourth stop of his Inland Empire ‘Job for a Day’ tour at Burrtec Waste Industries in Fontana. Rep. Aguilar helped sort and process recyclable materials at Burrtec’s West Valley Material Recovery Facility. Rep. Aguilar kicked off his tour in April and will continue visiting and working at businesses across the Inland Empire to learn more about the challenges facing working families in the community.
August 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he is hosting an Inland Empire Jobs Fair on Friday, August 25th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the San Bernardino Boys & Girls Club. The jobs fair will connect job seekers with Inland Empire employers looking to hire. This is Rep. Aguilar’s third jobs fair. His two previous jobs fairs have helped over one hundred San Bernardino County residents find full-time work.

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In The News

March 22, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar wrote an op-ed for the San Bernardino Sun arguing for the need to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act, and opposing Republican efforts to repeal and replace the health care bill.
March 3, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar brought Maria Barragan-Arreguin, Coordinator at the California State University, San Bernardino DREAMers Resource and Success Center, as his guest to President Donald Trump’s address before a joint session of Congress. Maria is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, and is one of many who has been targeted by President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Sarah Wire with the LA Times has the story.
March 2, 2017 In The News
Following news that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about meeting with the Russian ambassador, Rep. Aguilar called on the Attorney General to resign. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
February 28, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an Immigration and Dreamers Town Hall at San Bernardino Valley College. Rep. Aguilar provided a federal update on immigration and answered questions from students, many of whom are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Anthony Victoria with Inland Empire Community News covered the event.
February 22, 2017 In The News
Watch Rep. Pete Aguilar talk with Fox News Correspondent Will Carr about the ongoing needs to help December 2nd victims get the care that they deserve, and his efforts to help secure a $4 million federal grant to help with survivors' recovery.
February 17, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined his colleagues on a letter to the House Oversight Committee calling on it to investigate the president's relaxed cybersecurity practices. Joe Uchill with The Hill has the full story.
February 15, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar called for a bipartisan investigation into reports that the president's campaign staff had contact with Russian intelligence while then-candidate Donald Trump was running for office. Jeff Horseman with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin has the story.
February 14, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined his Inland Empire colleagues in the House of Representatives on a letter to immigration officials about the raids in their communities. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
February 10, 2017 In The News
Read Rep. Aguilar's editorial for the San Bernardino Sun about the dangers in the president's inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack as justification for his Muslim ban. The editorial can be read at sbsun.com.
February 10, 2017 In The News
Watch Rep. Aguilar talk with CNN's Chris Cuomo about President Trump's continued inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack to justify his Muslim ban.

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Videos

March 2, 2016 Video
As Women’s History Month kicks off, Rep. Aguilar draws attention to the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health care.
February 2, 2016 Video
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released a video message in honor of Black History Month, which is celebrated throughout the month of February.
December 16, 2015 Video
Rep. Pete Aguilar led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence in honor of those lost and affected by the terrorist attack in San Bernardino on December 2, 2015.

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