Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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September 15, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar made the following statement to commemorate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated each year from the 15th of September until the 15th of October.
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.

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In The News

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.
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.

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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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