November 14, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar took his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire to the Inland Empire Job Corps Center, where he spent the day learning trades with students participating in work-based learning programs. Aguilar began the day by working with students enrolled in the tile setting program, installing tile at one of the campus facilities before joining a group of culinary arts students in preparing food and ingredients at the campus kitchen.
November 5, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. (RSBCIHI) to announce $720,000 in federal funding to establish a services program for victims of crime. The funding will allow RSBCIHI to hire a Victim Services Project Director, a Victim Services Support Specialist and a full-time Mental Health Clinician to establish a victims’ services program within the organization. The program will help members of tribal communities within the Inland Empire area connect with necessary mental and physical health services. RSBCIHI provides high-quality health services to tribal communities throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, including the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
October 23, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar reintroduced the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, a bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the United States. The report would also require input from the US Attorney General, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and National Counterterrorism Center, and must include recommendations for policymakers on how to prevent similar acts of terrorism from happening in the future. Aguilar proposed the bill after his hometown of San Bernardino suffered a domestic terror attack on December 2, 2015 that killed 14 and left 22 wounded. Under current law, reports to Congress on this type of attack are not required.
October 15, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar and SAC Health System (SACHS) announced a federal grant of $300,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant funding will allow SACHS to implement an electronic dental health record program in order to allow primary care providers to access patients’ oral health histories and needs, improving coverage for patients throughout San Bernardino County.
October 8, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Family Assistance Program, a non-profit based in San Bernardino County, has been awarded a grant of $500,000 from the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. The grant funding will allow the Family Assistance Program to hire two case managers for Open Door, their program to identify and assist victims of human trafficking in the city of San Bernardino. The program serves 200 victims each year, with nearly half being under the age of 18.
October 2, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Pete Aguilar announced a federal grant of $3 million has been awarded to the San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD). The funding comes from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be matched by SBCCD, bringing the total investment to $6 million.
Reps. Pete Aguilar and Norma Torres announced $1,590,996 in federal grant funding for the City of Rialto and $301,363.63 in federal funding for the Fontana Fire Protection District. The funding was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) through the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) programs. The SAFER grant, awarded to the City of Rialto, will fund the hires of up to seven new firefighters and enable the Rialto Fire Department to expand their ability to provide life-saving assistance throughout the city. The AFG award will allow the Fontana Fire Protection District to replace and upgrade outdated radio equipment with Bluetooth-enabled breathing apparatuses in order to improve firefighter communication and safety. Both Aguilar and Torres serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which determines funding levels for federal agencies and programs, and have successfully fought for funding increases to programs such as SAFER and AFG that provide resources to first responders.
September 20, 2019 Press Release
Today, Representative Pete Aguilar announced that Citadel Community Development Corporation, a San Bernardino-based nonprofit, received a grant of $1,500,000 from the United States Department of Labor. The grant funding will allow Citadel to carry out its mission of helping formerly-incarcerated Inland Empire residents re-enter the workforce by funding on-the-job training and support for new hires.
September 16, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that SAC Health Care System (SACHS) has received $2,142,792 through the Affordable Care Act Teaching Health Center (THC) grant program. In partnership with Loma Linda University Health (LLUH), this grant funding allows physicians to complete their residencies with SACHS and provide affordable medical services to families throughout the Inland Empire.
August 20, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar took his Job for a Day tour of the Inland Empire to Anita’s Snack Foods in San Bernardino. Aguilar spent the day packing and preparing Anita’s products for shipments, providing him an opportunity to learn more about the business and hear from Inland Empire residents who work there.
In The News
February 28, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an Immigration and Dreamers Town Hall at San Bernardino Valley College. Rep. Aguilar provided a federal update on immigration and answered questions from students, many of whom are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Anthony Victoria with Inland Empire Community News covered the event.
February 22, 2017 In The News
Watch Rep. Pete Aguilar talk with Fox News Correspondent Will Carr about the ongoing needs to help December 2nd victims get the care that they deserve, and his efforts to help secure a $4 million federal grant to help with survivors' recovery.
February 17, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined his colleagues on a letter to the House Oversight Committee calling on it to investigate the president's relaxed cybersecurity practices. Joe Uchill with The Hill has the full story.
February 15, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar called for a bipartisan investigation into reports that the president's campaign staff had contact with Russian intelligence while then-candidate Donald Trump was running for office. Jeff Horseman with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin has the story.
February 14, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined his Inland Empire colleagues in the House of Representatives on a letter to immigration officials about the raids in their communities. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
February 10, 2017 In The News
Read Rep. Aguilar's editorial for the San Bernardino Sun about the dangers in the president's inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack as justification for his Muslim ban. The editorial can be read at sbsun.com.
February 10, 2017 In The News
Watch Rep. Aguilar talk with CNN's Chris Cuomo about President Trump's continued inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack to justify his Muslim ban.
February 7, 2017 In The News
Listen to Rep. Pete Aguilar speak with "All Things Considered" host Kelly McEvers about President Trump's consistent and inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack to justify his Muslim ban, as well as the president's outlandish claims that the press intentionally under-reported the terror attack.
January 30, 2017 In The News
Rep. Aguilar has been a vocal critic of President Trump’s anti-immigrant priorities and the president’s consistent and inaccurate use of the San Bernardino terror attack to defend his radical policies. Sarah Wire with the LA Times has the story.
January 24, 2017 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced H.R. 625, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, which creates a legal requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the United States Attorney General, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, submit a report to Congress when an incident of terrorism occurs in the United States. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is not required by law to complete a coordinated report after an act of domestic terrorism. Joe Nelson with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin has the full story.
March 17, 2015 Video
Representative Aguilar took to the House floor to stand up for seniors, students, and middle-class families in response to the Republican Budget which was revealed earlier today.
March 4, 2015 Video
Representative Pete Aguilar delivered remarks on the House floor, urging the House majority to govern more responsibly, and focus their attention on middle-class families rather than engage in party politics. This comes on the heels of the House Republicans’ recent threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security in an attempt to side-step President Obama’s executive action orders on immigration.
February 26, 2015 Video
On Thursday, February 26th, Rep. Pete Aguilar led his colleagues on the House Floor by making a Unanimous Consent request in an attempt to force Speaker Boehner to immediately take up funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which is scheduled to run out of funding on February 27th if a bill is not passed and signed into law.