Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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April 12, 2017 Press Release
On Sunday, Rep. Pete Aguilar kicked off his ‘Job For A Day’ Tour of the Inland Empire at Mitla Café in San Bernardino, where he worked as a server. Rep. Aguilar’s tour will take him across California’s 31st Congressional District, where he will work different jobs at businesses throughout the community to connect with residents and learn more about local businesses and the communities they serve.
April 10, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino.
April 5, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar testified before the Natural Resources Committee in support of H.R. 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act, which is a land-use plan that allows the transfer of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and the Bureau of Land Management. The land exchange takes place in a designated region within the Santa Ana Wash, at the junction of the Santa Ana River and Mill Creek. Rep. Aguilar originally introduced the bipartisan bill in 2015 with fellow San Bernardino County Representative Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley). Rep. Aguilar joined Rep. Cook to reintroduce the legislation in the 115th Congress earlier this year.
April 5, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will host a town hall on Tuesday, April 18th in San Bernardino for constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District. The event will be moderated by former Press-Enterprise columnist, Cassie MacDuff.
March 30, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, an annual program that allows high school students from congressional districts throughout the country to share their works of art. The theme of this year’s contest is “My Wish” and is open to all high school students living in California’s 31st Congressional District.
March 22, 2017 Press Release
A critical cyberwarriors pilot program created by Rep. Aguilar is being implemented, the United States Army announced last month. Rep. Aguilar’s program was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which passed the House of Representatives in May 2016 and was later signed into law. The pilot program expedites the process for individuals in the cybersecurity field to become officers in the United States Army and the United States Air Force. This program incentivizes students at institutions that specialize in cybersecurity training, like California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), to enter the armed forces and become cyberwarriors quickly and efficiently.
March 17, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar spoke on the House floor in opposition to House Republicans’ health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has helped over 20 million Americans access health care coverage, while the Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the ACA would strip 24 million Americans of coverage.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” which outlines the priorities of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The president’s proposal would gut funding for critical federal programs affecting San Bernardino County residents, such as affordable housing, after school and summer programs, work-study aid, and transportation and infrastructure projects including the Redlands Passenger Rail, which is funded through the TIGER grant program.
March 13, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of House Republicans’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plan. This afternoon, the CBO projected that 24 million Americans will lose health care coverage under House Republicans’ new bill. The legislation would also dramatically increase premiums by allowing insurance companies to charge older adults up to five times more for coverage, driving up premiums for older adults by as much as 25 percent.
March 13, 2017 Press Release
On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted a health care roundtable with Inland Empire providers and patient advocacy organizations to discuss House Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the impact this will have on the community.

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In The News

June 22, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined House Democrats and participated in a sit-in on the House floor to force Republicans to allow votes on commonsense bills that will help keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists and criminals. The San Bernardino Sun has the story.
June 20, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar participated in a Mosquito Vector Control Ride Along with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, where he visited the San Bernardino County Vector Control Facility. The facility monitors mosquitoes in the area that can be carriers of the Zika virus and West Nile virus. Leticia Juarez with ABC 7 has the full story.
June 17, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced his latest bill, the Job and Opportunity and Business Services (JOBS) Act, which will help put Inland Empire residents back to work and will open communication channels for Workforce Development Boards (WDB) to use federal resources to advertise their services, such as résumé building, job training and employment opportunities. Highland Community News has the story.
June 10, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed in the San Bernardino Sun, where he highlighted the need to reform our nation’s broken immigration system. He called for an end to hateful rhetoric and a return to bipartisan action to solve our nation’s immigration crisis by enacting comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.
June 3, 2016 In The News
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an Immigration Story Share at California State University, San Bernardino’s DREAMers Resource and Success Center. Rep. Aguilar held the forum to hear from students about their personal stories of immigration and their experiences navigating the immigration system. Highland Community News has the story.
June 1, 2016 In The News
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar convened another meeting of his Veterans Advisory Board. The committee of veteran health care providers, local veterans and representatives from veteran assistance organizations met with Rep. Aguilar to discuss improving health care services for Inland Empire veterans. Highland Community News has the story.
May 26, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted Pastor Joshua Beckley of the Ecclesia Christian Fellowship in San Bernardino at the United States Capitol. Pastor Beckley offered the opening prayer before the House of Representatives. Richard De Atley with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
May 19, 2016 In The News
Last night, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which included four national security amendments submitted by Rep. Pete Aguilar. Highland Community News has the story.
May 13, 2016 In The News
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar joined with Democrat and Republican members of the House of Representatives to pass over a dozen bills to help combat the opioid epidemic that has affected communities across California and the nation. Highland Community News has the story.
May 9, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted Spring Academy Day for Inland Empire students interested in attending U.S. Service Academies. Representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy spoke at the information session where they addressed a number of topics, including admission timelines, admission requirements and preparation, the application process, course loads, available degrees and expectations. Highland Community News has the story.

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February 12, 2015 Video
Representative Pete Aguilar delivered remarks on the House floor, calling on Speaker Boehner to bring a clean, no-strings attached Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill up for a vote immediately.

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