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.
May 29, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar honored veterans and local business owners who are making strides to employ veterans throughout San Bernardino County. Rep. Aguilar recognized business owners from Lowes (Redlands), Home Depot Distribution Centers and Retail Stores (Redlands), BNSF Railway, and Securitas. Last month, Rep. Aguilar worked with fellow Inland Empire Representative Colonel Paul Cook (R, CA-08) on legislation that will expand California’s “Work for Warriors” program and help put veterans back to work across the country.
May 28, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Pete Aguilar visited a Head Start program at the Baker Family Learning Center in San Bernardino, where he met with teachers and students to discuss improving access to early childhood education and the importance of investing in education from pre-kindergarten through college.
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar led the Inland Empire’s congressional delegation to support the Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s application for a $5 million grant to help fund its sustainable water initiative.
May 26, 2015 Press Release
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced his first bill, which would help small businesses and increase hiring throughout the Inland Empire. The On-the-Job Training Tax Credit of 2015 establishes a temporary tax credit for small businesses to use to help pay for training for new employees.