January 20, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement following failure by Congressional Republicans to pass a government funding package.
January 16, 2018 Press Release
Today, Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23), Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) introduced the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, a bipartisan bill that protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new commonsense border security measures through enhanced technology, manpower and physical barriers, where necessary. The bill also addresses the immigration backlog that keeps families in limbo while advancing reforms in Central America to address the factors driving migration to the United States.
January 10, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the ADVANCE Act, his bipartisan bill to help connect military service members with high-demand jobs in the Inland Empire, has been signed into law by President Trump. The bill was included in a larger package of legislation, known as the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, and signed into law by the president on January 8, 2018.
December 22, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Aguilar issued a year-end report to constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District to review his work on behalf of Inland Empire families in 2017.
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, a bipartisan package of legislation designed to help military service members transition to civilian life by making sure the skills they gain in military service can be converted into good jobs in the civilian workforce. Rep. Aguilar’s bill to help active duty service members, reservists and National Guardsmen obtain commercial driver’s licenses, the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, was included in the package. The legislative package was passed by the Senate in September, and will now go to the president to be signed into law.
December 19, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the passage of the Conference Report for H.R. 1, Congressional Republicans’ attempt to provide a massive tax cut for corporations at the expense of middle-class families.
December 18, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement calling on Congressional Republicans to allow for a vote on the Dream Act, bipartisan legislation that would establish a pathway to citizenship for thousands of young immigrants, known as Dreamers, who came to the United States as children.
December 14, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the Providing Rational Options Toward the Elimination of Catastrophic Terrorism (PROTECT) Act, legislation that would increase coordination between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and local law enforcement by creating prevention and response plans at the local level for active shooting and mass casualty incidents. The bill would require the Secretary of DHS to provide guidance to state and local agencies on how to create emergency action plans to prepare for mass shooting events and expand the availability of federal grants to prepare for and prevent active shooter events.
November 20, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that General Micro Systems (GMS), a Rancho Cucamonga-based technology company, was awarded a contract worth $88.6 million with the US Army. As a result of the contract, GMS will provide the Army with critical technology such as the new S402-LC/SW server and rugged display system. This technology, used to assist soldiers as they attempt to detect landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), is designed to withstand extreme conditions and will help keep our troops safe while deployed in hostile areas.
November 15, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) launched the Congressional E-Commerce Caucus. This bipartisan caucus aims to explore federal policy related to the E-Commerce industry and its impacts on the American economy. The caucus will focus on four policy areas: expanding internet access, investing in infrastructure, promoting job growth and connecting buyers to sellers.
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.
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.
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).