October 21, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice awarded over one million dollars to the County of San Bernardino to invest in public safety initiatives. The funds were dispersed in two different allotments—the first is for $478,327 and will go to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Crime Laboratory to help increase efficiency in the unit and reduce the backlog of DNA cases. The second grant is for $582,145 and will assist the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), which will allow the county to invest in a wide array of necessary resources including equipment, police vehicles and to hire additional officers.
October 19, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar stopped by Los Amigos Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga to visit and read with second and third grade students. Aguilar, a steadfast supporter of increased investments in k-12 schools, read House Mouse, Senate Mouse with the students, a well-known children’s book that explains the legislative process to kids.
October 16, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his “Coffee with your Congressman” series by meeting with students at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga. Since taking office earlier this year, Rep. Aguilar has held personal gatherings with constituents in communities across the Inland Empire. The program was inspired by “Coffee with the Council,” which Rep. Aguilar started when he served on the Redlands City Council.
October 15, 2015 Press Release
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his conversations with Inland Empire families caught in the immigration crisis. Throughout the month, Rep. Aguilar spoke with a number of families throughout San Bernardino County that have been personally involved with the immigration process. This week he spoke with Francisco Sandoval of Highland. Francisco and his wife Bertha became United States citizens when President Ronald Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 into law.
October 8, 2015 Press Release
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued to observe Hispanic Heritage Month through conversations with Inland Empire families affected by the immigration crisis. His latest discussion was with Ernesto Cristotomo of San Bernardino, who would be eligible for Deferred Action for Parent of Americans (DAPA) under President Obama’s executive orders. Mr. Cristotomo has three children, one of whom is eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and two who are United States citizens.
October 7, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar led the K-12 education panel on the academic success of Latino students at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual national conference. The panel, moderated by Rep. Aguilar, also featured U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre, Vice President to College Board’s Access to Opportunity program Steve Colon, Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies Maria Echaveste, Board Member of the California Teachers Association Marty G. Meeden, and Joaquin Nuño-Whelan, who serves as a Chief Engineer at General Motors Global Product Development.
October 5, 2015 Press Release
On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar held his first annual Fall Academy Day for Inland Empire students interested in attending U.S. Service Academies. Representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Air Force Academy were on site for information sessions and to answer questions from students.
October 2, 2015 Press Release
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, Rep. Pete Aguilar is speaking with Inland Empire families to hear their personal stories of coming to the United States and their journey toward citizenship. Last week he spoke with Josefina Laguna of Redlands who would be eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) under the President’s executive orders, which were issued last year. This week, Rep. Aguilar spoke with Blanca Becerril. Blanca and her husband Alberto are undocumented and would also be eligible for DAPA. They are San Bernardino residents and have three children who are United States citizens.
October 1, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that on Saturday, October 3rd, his office will hold a Fall Academy Day for Inland Empire students interested in attending U.S. Service Academies. Representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Air Force Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy will be on hand to answer questions.
September 30, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded Loma Linda University Health more than $1.4 million in grant funding for construction and infrastructure investments for the Loma Linda University Health—San Bernardino Campus. The grant will be facilitated by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).