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July 22, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD) received $5,383,549 from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program. The funding will allow the department to establish community-based teams of officers within five districts of the city with the goal of improving relationships between community members and the department.
July 21, 2020 Press Release
Today, the House passed H.R. 6395 the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.The bill includes three amendments offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar. The first requires the Department of Defense to include information on all instances of white supremacist activity found within the military in an annual report to Congress. The second creates a permanent direct-commissioning program to allow cybersecurity professionals to be commissioned as military officers following a successful pilot program established by Rep. Aguilar in 2017. The third requires the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress on the current state of the United States’ nuclear capabilities and threats.
July 16, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino Police Department received $80,000 from the US Department of Transportation Federal Railway Administration. The funding will allow the department to increase education and enforcement efforts around railway trespassing with the goal of reducing the high death rate associated with railway trespassing in the San Bernardino area.
July 15, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2021 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The bill includes an amendment, introduced by Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Will Hurd (R-TX), that will protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and those eligible for such programs in good standing from deportation, detention, or denial of work authorization by Department of Homeland Security officials. The amendment, which had robust bipartisan support in the committee, will now be included in the final version of the bill when it is considered by the full House of Representatives.
July 10, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2021 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill out of committee. The funding bill includes several key provisions offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar. The first would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to be eligible for employment in Congressional offices. The second increases funding for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the third provides funding to pay congressional interns, ensuring internship opportunities are not only available to those who can afford to work in an unpaid position.
July 7, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (SBCFPD) has received $697,072 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant-COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) Program. The funding will allow the San Bernardino County Fire department to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), including respiratory protection, face masks, eye protection, and protective coveralls. The equipment will allow firefighters and first responders to continue their work safely during the coronavirus crisis.
July 6, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $3,802,601 in federal funding for the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department (PSD). The funding was made possible by the CARES Act, bipartisan legislation passed by Congress to provide relief and resources during the coronavirus crisis, and will allow PSD to offer summer programming to the families it serves.
July 2, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a sweeping infrastructure investment package of more than $1.5 trillion for infrastructure projects to create good-paying jobs, modernize American transportation infrastructure and address the climate crisis. Two amendments introduced by Rep. Pete Aguilar were included in the bill. The first helps make the Inland Empire more competitive in applying for federal grants to reduce emissions and fight pollution. The second establishes a Gridlock Reduction Grant Program to fund programs that would reduce traffic and congestion in regions like the Inland Empire.
June 26, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the County of San Bernardino Preschool Services Department (PSD) has received $53,109,024 in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Head Start. The funding will allow PSD to continue providing high-quality early education to children throughout the county and to continue their mission of equipping families with the skills and resources they need to succeed. PSD serves nearly 6,000 families throughout the county.
June 25, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the H.R. 7120, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, landmark legislation to reform policing practices throughout the country...

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In The News

August 21, 2018 In The News

On Monday, Aug. 13 Rep. Pete Aguilar’s bill to connect students of color with the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scholarship Program, the OPPORTUNITY Act, was signed into law by President Trump as part of H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019.

July 26, 2018 In The News

After an effort led by Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-CA), the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to protect DACA program recipients who are active-duty military or veterans from deportation.

July 17, 2018 In The News

A bill to rename the downtown San Bernardino post office after the late Jack Brown passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a voice vote Monday, July 16, clearing its path to the U.S. Senate.

May 4, 2018 In The News

A pair of Inland Empire nonprofits received a combined $635,000 in grants to help finance down-payment assistance for new homeowners and other services.

“The biggest barrier to homeownership is that down payment money,” said Dawn Lee, executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire.

April 3, 2018 In The News

He started by serving food last year at Mitla Cafe in San Bernardino.

February 17, 2018 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined his colleague Rep. Jeff Denham to author an op-ed about the importance of passing the USA Act, their bipartisan legislation to protect Dreamers and gain operational control of the southern border.
February 2, 2018 In The News
Rep. Aguilar worked as a clerk at the A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands; the latest stop on his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire.
November 9, 2017 In The News

Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for the Inland Empire Community News to highlight the need for Congress to pass the Dream Act, bipartisan legislation that establishes an earned pathway to citizenship for Dreamers who serve in the military, earn a college degree, or work for at least three years.

August 16, 2017 In The News

Rep. Aguilar visited Burrtec Waste Industries in Fontana to sort and process recyclable materials as part of his "Job for a Day" tour of the Inland Empire. He also announced his Inland Empire Jobs Fair, to be held in San Bernardino on August 25th. The Fontana Herald News has the full story. 

August 2, 2017 In The News

Rep. 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. The Highland Community News has the full story. 

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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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