Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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April 18, 2018 Press Release

Today, Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX) and Lujan Grisham (D-NM) announced that their bipartisan “queen-of-the-hill” rule to allow a floor debate on four DACA solution measures now has the support of 50 Republicans and 190 Democrats for a total of 240 cosponsors, easily surpassing the 218 votes needed to pass the measure through the House.

April 11, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) received a Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) award of $504,641. The HUD-VASH program allows HACSB to distribute vouchers that will allow homeless veterans throughout the region to pay for adequate housing.
April 3, 2018 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the latest stop on his “Job for a Day” Tour of the Inland Empire at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in San Bernardino, where he worked alongside Amazon employees to help pack and sort customer orders and prepare them for distribution. Amazon is one of the region’s largest employers and has over 10,000 employees in the Inland Empire across ten different sites, including roughly 3,500 full-time employees at the facility Rep. Aguilar visited yesterday.
March 22, 2018 Press Release
Representatives Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) and Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) issued the following joint statement after voting against the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018
March 13, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar convened his small business advisory board for a roundtable discussion about some of the challenges facing local businesses in San Bernardino County and ways small businesses can benefit from federal programs. The meeting also afforded the Inland Empire’s small business community an opportunity to provide feedback on Rep. Aguilar’s legislative efforts to help grow small businesses and create jobs in the region. The advisory board was established after Rep. Aguilar released his Inland Empire Jobs Plan in the 114th Congress, and met for the first time in April of 2016.
February 26, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will once again participate in the Congressional Art Competition, an annual showcase of art from high school students from across the country. The competition allows high school students in every congressional district to submit works of art to their local Congressional offices. The chosen winner in each district is then displayed in the US Capitol for a year.
February 9, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement after voting against the budget agreement.
February 5, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) praised Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Christopher Coons (D-DE) for introducing the bipartisan Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act in the Senate. Like the House version, the Senate companion provides a permanent, legislative fix for DACA recipients and calls for smart border security measures to gain operational control of our borders by 2020. It is also a vehicle that will allow Congress to finally vote on long-term appropriations for our military and Department of Homeland Security.
January 30, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar issues a statement in response to President Trump's first State of the Union address.
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.

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In The News

May 9, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the San Bernardino Sun, reflecting on his town hall last month and stressing the importance of constituent events that give him the opportunity to speak personally with San Bernardino County residents about issues affecting them and their families.
April 28, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar has made investing in cybersecurity a top priority, to both enhance the United States’ defense programs and to develop jobs in the Inland Empire for the 21st century economy. Earlier this year, Rep. Aguilar announced that his cyberwarriors pilot program, which was included in legislation signed into law last year, has begun implementation by the United States Army. Additionally, Rep. Aguilar secured $5 million in a bill that passed the House of Representatives to restart a cybersecurity scholarship program affecting California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) students. Beau Yarbrough with the San Bernardino Sun has the story on Rep. Aguilar’s efforts to help CSUSB’s cybersecurity program and to invest in Inland Empire talent.
April 18, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar held a town hall for constituents of California’s 31st Congressional district in San Bernardino. The event was moderated by former Press-Enterprise columnist Cassie MacDuff and hosted over 500 Inland Empire residents. Rep. Aguilar answered questions from constituents for two hours, covering a range of topics including President Trump’s ties to Russia, college affordability, investments in public education, gun violence, health care and more. Rep. Aguilar regularly holds community events to assist and hear from residents, such as telephone town halls, workshops, trainings and more. Beau Yarbrough with the San Bernardino Sun has the story.
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.

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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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