May 6, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced his co-sponsorship of a bill to raise the federal minimum wage. The Raise the Wage Act would incrementally raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $12.00 by 2020.
April 30, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, California Representatives Pete Aguilar (D, CA-31) and Colonel Paul Cook (R, CA-08) introduced legislation to help states create pilot programs to put veterans back to work. Their amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which outlines the nation’s defense priorities, enables the Department of Defense to fund job placement programs for members of the National Guard and Reserve, similar to the ‘Work for Warriors’ program in California. Expansion of the Work for Warriors program was included in Rep. Aguilar’s Jobs Plan released earlier this month.
April 27, 2015 Press Release
This weekend, Rep. Pete Aguilar met with constituents at Johnny Carino’s in Rancho Cucamonga for his latest ‘Coffee with your Congressman’ event. Saturday’s meeting was the most recent event in an ongoing series of intimate and informal sessions with constituents. Rep. Aguilar originally started the program when he served on the Redlands City Council and has continued it since taking office earlier this year.
April 23, 2015 Press Release
Last week, Rep. Pete Aguilar marked his first 100 days in office by releasing a Jobs Plan – his strategy to create jobs throughout the Inland Empire and get the local economy back on track. The Jobs Plan release follows his Jobs Tour, where Rep. Aguilar met with local businesses, employees, elected officials, labor stakeholders and others about the best ways to create jobs in the Inland Empire. Following his announcement, Rep. Aguilar spoke on the House floor to share his proposal, and this week he authored an editorial where he detailed his plan to get the Inland Empire economy back on the road to recovery. “Changes Needed for Middle Class to Thrive” is Rep. Aguilar’s most recent editorial since he took office on January 6th.
April 16, 2015 Press Release
After marking one hundred days in office yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar unveiled his Jobs Plan this morning; his strategy for kick-starting the Inland Empire economy and putting residents back to work. The release of his Jobs Plan follows his Jobs Tour, which he started in January and continued through last week.
April 15, 2015 Press Release
On Tax Day, Rep. Pete Aguilar, along with Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05) and Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA-36), introduced the Ending Taxpayer Subsidies for Yachts Act to end a special tax break for yacht owners. The bill ends a special tax provision that allows luxury yacht owners to deduct their interest payments on their yachts by calling them second homes. The change is estimated to save more than $150 million over the next ten years.
April 13, 2015 Press Release
On Friday, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his jobs tour at the America’s Job Center of California in San Bernardino. He joined members of the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board to take a tour of the training facility and discuss job creation in the Inland Empire.
April 10, 2015 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a roundtable discussion with veterans to discuss critical issues facing our veterans today, including health care, the VA backlog, housing, and unemployment. Local veterans, representatives from veterans’ organizations, and health care professionals participated in the roundtable held at the San Bernardino Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8737.
April 8, 2015 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar met with Ernesto and Dina Gudiño of Redlands and their family to discuss immigration reform. Both Ernesto and Dina, parents to three American-born children, are eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) under President Obama’s executive orders issued last year. They have lived in the United States for eighteen years, raising their family in Redlands, however due to their undocumented status, they are at risk of being deported and torn away from their children who are citizens.
March 31, 2015 Press Release
Rep. Aguilar released a statement honoring the life and work of labor and civil rights leader César Chávez.