June 25, 2015 Press Release
Today, 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).
June 24, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a federal grant awarded to the San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department. The United States Department of Health and Human Services awarded the county department over $42 million for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs over the course of five years, spanning from 2015 through 2020.
On Thursday, 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.
June 18, 2015 Press Release
Today, the Rep. Aguilar co-sponsored bill to repeal the medical device tax passed in the House of Representatives. The bill repeals the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax, and was among the first bills co-sponsored by Rep. Aguilar.
June 17, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a federal grant awarded to Upland Library. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded Upland Library with a $3,000 federal grant as a part of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History program.
June 16, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar stood with Mayor Carey Davis to raise awareness for men's health and highlight Men's Health Week, which is recognized from June 15th - June 21st.
June 11, 2015 Press Release
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar’s amendment requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to address the rising rate of suicide in female veterans passed the House unanimously. The amendment was added to H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which funds the DOD. The amendment funds a study of the causes and ways to address the higher rate of suicide in female veterans, which was reported earlier this month in a new study in the journal Psychiatric Services in Advance.
June 9, 2015 Press Release
On Saturday morning, Rep. Pete Aguilar delivered the keynote address at Cal State San Bernardino’s Latino graduate recognition ceremony, held by the Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students. Rep. Aguilar joined over 200 graduates, their families, and CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales for the event. In his address entitled “Strength and Significance in Community,” Rep. Aguilar advised graduates to dispel naysayers who only see how people are divided today, and to instead focus on the importance of finding an essential role in the community that allows them to work with their peers on critical issues facing our world.
June 8, 2015 Press Release
Last month, Rep. Pete Aguilar and his wife Alisha completed a week-long SNAP challenge, where they lived on no more than $4.73 per person, per day on food – the average benefit for California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. The Redlands Daily Facts covered the challenge, and this weekend followed up with Rep. Aguilar as he confronted the myths and challenges associated with SNAP and what he learned from the experience.
June 4, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released the following statement in recognition of LGBT Pride Month, which is celebrated during the month of June.