May 21, 2015 Press Release
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 creates a temporary tax credit for employers to use to help pay for training for new hires.
May 20, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced his first piece of legislation, H.R. 2431, the On-the-Job Training Tax Credit Act of 2015. The bill creates a temporary tax credit to help small businesses pay for the cost of training new hires. This legislation addresses the “skills gap” that exists between job-seekers and open jobs that require specific or technical skills. This was a topic raised by employers during Rep. Aguilar’s Jobs Tour.
May 19, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar fought to protect California transportation and infrastructure, supporting the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, which will allow authorized federal funding for transportation and infrastructure projects in California and across the country to continue through the deadline of July 31st.
May 18, 2015 Press Release
On Friday, 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.
May 15, 2015 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives approved four amendments submitted by Rep. Pete Aguilar that were included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which outlines the country’s defense priorities. The four amendments will help put veterans back to work, create a review process to encourage more minority students to pursue STEM careers, improve accessibility of Department of Defense (DOD) contracting opportunities for small businesses, and to support the San Bernardino County International Airport.
May 14, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar took to the House floor to stand up for DREAMers – children who were brought to the United States as children. He defended DREAMers as patriotic young adults and advocated for the right for them to serve in the military. Rep. Aguilar spoke against Rep. Mo Brooks’ (R-AL) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the legislation that sets the country’s defense priorities. The amendment would repeal language in the bill that supported allowing DREAMers to enlist and serve in the United States military.
May 13, 2015 Press Release
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar took to the House floor to fight for increased quality and integrity protections for California water. He offered an amendment to H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, a bill that would rollback the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect waterways from pollution. Rep. Aguilar’s amendment requires that the new rules included in the bill protect the quality and integrity of water used for the public’s drinking supply, drought mitigation, agriculture, and coastal flooding from hurricanes or super storms.
On Sunday evening, Rep. Pete Aguilar and his wife Alisha completed a week-long SNAP challenge, where they could not spend more than $4.73 per person, per day on food – the average benefit for California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Rep. Aguilar and his wife did the challenge to raise awareness for nutrition and hunger throughout the Inland Empire and to better understand what thousands of families on SNAP throughout San Bernardino County go through every day.
May 8, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar met with students at the San Bernardino Valley College Dreamers Resource Center workshop. Rep. Aguilar joined students, immigration law experts and representatives of immigrant advocacy organizations, including Mi Familia Vota and Inland Congregations United for Change to discuss the immigration crisis and the plight of Dreamers.
May 7, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar and his wife Alisha started the challenge on Monday morning after purchasing a little over $60 worth of groceries total for the week. The Redlands Daily Facts has been documenting the experience.