Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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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.
December 21, 2017 Press Release
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.
November 13, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that 60 Inland Empire residents were able to find employment as a result of his San Bernardino Jobs Fair, which was held in August. The event featured employers from throughout San Bernardino County, and was attended by over 300 local job seekers.

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In The News

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.
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.

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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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