Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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May 24, 2018 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill, which authorizes all discretionary defense spending for the upcoming fiscal year, included Rep. Pete Aguilar’s OPPORTUNITY Act of 2018, legislation to connect students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) with the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.
May 21, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Job Opportunity and Business Services (JOBS) Act, his bill to empower local Workforce Develop Boards (WDBs) to advertise their services to businesses in their areas. Restructured by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, WDBs connect job seekers with potential employers and provide them with services such as interview training, career counseling, and mentoring. The JOBS Act would amend the WIOA to allow WDBs to use their federal funding to advertise these valuable services in their communities.
May 17, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar signed a discharge petition to force a vote on Rep. Jeff Denham’s bipartisan “Queen of the Hill” rule to allow Members of the House to debate and vote on four competing legislative solutions for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Included in the package of four bills is the USA Act, the bill Rep. Aguilar introduced with Republican Rep. Will Hurd to provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, as well as make commonsense improvements to border security.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Offering Promising Persons Occupations Relevant To Upholding National Interests For Years (OPPORTUNITY) Act of 2018, a bill to help students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) access the Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program.
May 4, 2018 Press Release

 Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar held an awards ceremony at the San Bernardino County Museum to announce the 31st Congressional District’s winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide competition that allows high school students to compete for a chance to have their original artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year. Rep.

May 4, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that two nonprofit housing assistance programs in San Bernardino County have received a total of $635,000 in grant funding from Neighborworks America, a congressionally-chartered nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable housing options for families throughout the country.

May 3, 2018 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar made the latest stop on his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, where he taught three periods of a 12th Grade government class. His lesson plan covered the differences between the various levels of government, as well as his role as the Inland Empire’s representative in Congress.
May 2, 2018 Press Release
Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey) visited the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego to tour the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry, and were shown the prototypes for the border wall proposed by President Trump. The visit was organized by Rep. Roybal-Allard, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the House Appropriations Committee.
April 23, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that 27 census tracts in the city of San Bernardino have been designated as Opportunity Zones by the US Department of the Treasury. The designations come after Rep. Aguilar sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown asking him to nominate specific census tracts in San Bernardino to encourage new private investment to reinvigorate the City’s economy and create new job opportunities for residents.
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.

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In The News

June 20, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar’s bill, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, passed the House of Representatives unanimously by a voice vote. The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Attorney General and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the U.S. The goal is to generate a report with detailed analysis about how the attack occurred and how to prevent future assaults. There is currently no legal requirement to produce this type of report. Sarah Wire with the LA Times has the story.
June 14, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for CNN and the San Bernardino Sun to discuss the important bipartisan nature of the annual Congressional Baseball Game and to underscore that the horrific act of violence targeting the Congressional Republican baseball team was a failed assault on our nation’s democracy.
June 2, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his ‘Job For A Day’ Tour of the Inland Empire at the Goodwill Southern California in Rancho Cucamonga, where he worked sorting donations. Rep. Aguilar kicked off his tour in San Bernardino last month at Mitla Café. The tour will take Rep. Aguilar across California’s 31st Congressional District, where he will work different jobs at businesses throughout the community to connect with residents and learn more about local businesses and the communities they serve. The San Bernardino Sun has the story.
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.

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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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