Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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August 2, 2017 Press Release

 Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar re-introduced his bill, the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act, which helps recent graduates reduce and manage their federal student loan debt. Rep. Aguilar previously introduced the bill in the 114th Congress.

July 31, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar reflected on the first quarter of the 115th Congress, where he has served the people of California’s 31st Congressional District in the House of Representatives.
July 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the City of Colton Fire Department $276,515 in the form of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The AFG Program helps first responder agencies across the nation access the necessary training and equipment to prepare for and respond to fires and extraordinary emergencies.
July 25, 2017 Press Release

In a press conference this morning and on the House floor this afternoon, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) stood up to House Republican efforts to include $1.6 billion to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall between the United States and Mexico in a spending bill that is intended to support veterans, American troops and defense priorities for the fiscal year.

July 24, 2017 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for the San Bernardino Sun, discussing the critical need to improve health care services for veterans, and the common goal of both Democrats and Republicans to help veterans get the assistance they deserve and need to live healthy lives.
July 20, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold a Veterans Resource Fair on Friday, August 18th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the Frank A. Gonzales Community Center in Colton. The event will provide veterans in California’s 31st Congressional District with information and resources on health care, housing, employment and assistance with VA claims.
July 19, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will receive $1.7 million in federal funding from the National Security Agency (NSA) for CSUSB’s NICE Challenge Project, which helps teach students cybersecurity skills while assessing their workforce readiness through virtualized real-world scenarios.
July 18, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) has been awarded $69,651 from the Department of Education through the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) Grant Program. Rep. Aguilar authored a letter of support for the federal grant on behalf of the school district in June to help North Park Elementary recover from the horrific shooting that claimed the lives of Karen Smith and Jonathan Martinez, a teacher and eight-year-old student at the San Bernardino school.
July 17, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Homeland Security awarded San Bernardino County $1.3 million in federal funds to be used to improve the region’s ability to prepare for, prevent and respond to potential terrorist attacks. The funding comes after more than 18 months of Rep. Aguilar advocating for the region to receive the funds and calling on the federal government to allocate additional federal dollars to the Inland Empire community, which is still recovering from the horrific terror attack at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2015 that killed 14 and seriously injured 22. The funding will be dispersed through the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA).
July 14, 2017 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018, which includes two significant cybersecurity amendments offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar. The first amendment authorizes the creation of a talent management pilot program to recruit, train and retain personnel in the cyber workforce, and the other amendment authorizes $10 million for a cyber scholarship program. The NDAA is the annual defense policy bill and outlines defense programs for the upcoming fiscal year.

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In The News

February 7, 2017 In The News
Listen to Rep. Pete Aguilar speak with "All Things Considered" host Kelly McEvers about President Trump's consistent and inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack to justify his Muslim ban, as well as the president's outlandish claims that the press intentionally under-reported the terror attack.
January 30, 2017 In The News
Rep. Aguilar has been a vocal critic of President Trump’s anti-immigrant priorities and the president’s consistent and inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack to defend his radical policies. Sarah Wire with the LA Times has the story.
January 24, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced H.R. 625, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, which creates a legal requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the United States Attorney General, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, submit a report to Congress when an incident of terrorism occurs in the United States. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is not required by law to complete a coordinated report after an act of domestic terrorism. Joe Nelson with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin has the full story.
January 23, 2017 In The News
One day after the 44th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision, Rep. Pete Aguilar reaffirmed his commitment to being a fierce advocate for women’s reproductive rights. Highland Community News has the story.
January 23, 2017 In The News
Rep. Aguilar hosted a meeting with survivors and families of victims of the December 2nd Inland Regional Center terror attack to hear directly about the challenges they continue to face getting access to the care they need to recover. Suzanne Hurt with The Press-Enterprise has the full story.
January 11, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to warn House Republicans of the ramifications of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Highland Community News has the story.
January 6, 2017 In The News
In the 115th Congress, Rep. Pete Aguilar will take on new leadership roles and will serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise highlights Rep. Aguilar's new positions and how they will help him be a louder voice for Inland Empire families.
January 4, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he’s been appointed by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer to serve as an Assistant Whip as part of the House Democratic Caucus leadership team for the 115th Congress. Ken Vincent with KVCR has the story.
January 4, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he’s been appointed by Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer to serve as an Assistant Whip as part of the House Democratic Caucus leadership team for the 115th Congress. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
December 29, 2016 In The News
The Editorial Board of the Southern California News Group authored an editorial on the need for additional assistance for survivors and victims' families of the Inland Regional Center terror attack. The editorial highlights the importance of obtaining federal funds and notes Rep. Aguilar's efforts that helped secure $4 million from the Department of Justice.

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Videos

November 4, 2015 Video
Today, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Pete Aguilar’s amendment to the transportation bill to put veterans back to work.
September 15, 2015 Video
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released a video message in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated from September 15th – October 15th.
June 25, 2015 Video
Rep. Aguilar sent a video message to congratulate the Girl Scouts partaking in the Cyber Security Camp entitled, “GenCyber.” The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, and supported by camp administrators from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) Cyber Security Center and the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council. The camp is hosting 250 middle school Girl Scouts from San Bernardino and Riverside counties to explore the world of Cyber Security. Rep. Aguilar congratulated the students on their hard work and encouraged them to push forward in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

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