September 28, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Redlands Municipal Airport over one hundred thousand dollars to install a runway lighting system to improve safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. The grant for Redlands Municipal Airport comes on the heels of similar investments in San Bernardino International Airport (SBD), which was awarded funds last week to renovate its taxiway.
September 24, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a $1.3 million federal grant to the San Bernardino International Airport (SBD). The funds will go toward repairing and updating 22,300 feet of taxiway to ensure safe conditions for departing and arriving aircraft, and for airport personnel. Located on the former site of the Norton Air Force Base, SBD today primarily serves cargo and private aircraft.
September 24, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released a statement in response to Pope Francis’ historic speech before a joint meeting of Congress.
September 23, 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. Aguilar—an ardent supporter of comprehensive immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship—spoke earlier this week with Josefina Laguna, a Redlands resident. Ms. Laguna would be eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) under President Obama’s executive orders.
September 22, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar honored local heroes, Detective Justin Musella and Deputy Arturo Ramirez for courageous acts in the line of duty. Aguilar joined the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for the ceremony, accompanied by Rep. Paul Cook (CA-08) and Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42) who honored Detective Larry Lopez and Deputy Daniel Rosa from their home districts.
September 21, 2015 Press Release
In its latest issue out last week, El Chicano highlights Representative Pete Aguilar’s (CA-31) journey to Congress. Focusing on his path to a life in public service, the profile outlines the Congressman’s humble beginnings in San Bernardino as well as his thoughts on being a role model for the rising Latino generation in the Inland Empire.
September 17, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar led the discussion on the importance of investing in education for Latino students during a Hispanic Heritage Month press conference held by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
September 16, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino), Ken Calvert (R-Corona), and Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) will award the Congressional Badge of Bravery to four San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies during a ceremony on Tuesday, September 22. Three of the deputies will be recognized for their actions during the Christopher Dorner manhunt in 2013. A fourth deputy will be honored for rescuing occupants of a Victorville apartment who were trapped during a fire.
Yesterday, Reps. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) and Jeff Denham (CA-10) sat down with local leaders of the Rail to Redlands Working Group and the County of San Bernardino to discuss the status of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. Prior to serving in Congress, Rep. Aguilar was the Mayor of Redlands and a San Bernardino Associated Government (SANBAG) member, and had a part in the inception of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.