Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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August 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he is hosting an Inland Empire Jobs Fair on Friday, August 25th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the San Bernardino Boys & Girls Club. The jobs fair will connect job seekers with Inland Empire employers looking to hire. This is Rep. Aguilar’s third jobs fair. His two previous jobs fairs have helped over one hundred San Bernardino County residents find full-time work.
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).

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In The News

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.
December 23, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $4 million to support short-and long-term needs of Inland Regional Center terror attack survivors and families of victims as they continue to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of the tragedy that killed 14 and seriously injured 22 on December 2, 2015. Doug Saunders with the San Bernardino Sun has the story.
December 16, 2016 In The News
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for Inland Empire Community News, where he urged constituents to keep advocating for issues they believed in and hoped to push forward with the incoming Trump Administration. The editorial can be read in full at the Inland Empire Community News.
December 9, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar questioned top military and defense leaders on the California National Guard reimbursement issue during a House Armed Services Committee hearing. In October, reports surfaced of California National Guardsmen and women being forced to repay excess bonuses. Highland Community News has the story.
December 7, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the City of Rialto $291,000 to improve and upgrade its drinking water system. Inland Empire Community News has the story.
December 5, 2016 In The News
Two critical measures authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar were included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the annual defense policy bill that directs the United States' defense programs for the fiscal year. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
December 2, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the San Bernardino Sun, reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center that killed 14 and seriously wounded 22.
December 1, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar was elected to serve as Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) for the 115th Congress. Rep. Aguilar joins the CHC leadership team beside Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (Chair), and Congressmen Joaquin Castro (First Vice Chair) and Ruben Gallego (Second Vice Chair). Rep. Aguilar is the only California member on the CHC leadership team. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.

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Videos

June 19, 2015 Video
Rep. Pete Aguilar took to the House floor to stand up for Inland Empire business owners. With only four legislative days left until the Export-Import Bank expires, Rep. Aguilar urged House leadership to take action to reauthorize the charter for the bank which is set to end on June 30th. The Export-Import Bank levels the playing field for American businesses of all sizes that sell their products overseas and participate in the global economy.
May 21, 2015 Video
This afternoon, Rep. Pete Aguilar took to the House floor to discuss his plans to support Inland Empire small businesses and increase hiring throughout San Bernardino County. Rep. Aguilar introduced his first piece of legislation yesterday, the On-the-Job Training Tax Credit of 2015, which will create a temporary tax credit for employers to use to finance training for new hires.
May 18, 2015 Video
Rep. Pete Aguilar took to the House floor to fight for funding to improve California transportation and infrastructure. With only four legislative days left until the Highway and Transit Trust Fund expires, Rep. Aguilar urged House leadership to take action to address funding for transportation projects and crumbling infrastructure throughout California and the nation.

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