Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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July 31, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar reflected on the first quarter of the 115th Congress, where he has served the people of California’s 31st Congressional District in the House of Representatives.
July 28, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the City of Colton Fire Department $276,515 in the form of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The AFG Program helps first responder agencies across the nation access the necessary training and equipment to prepare for and respond to fires and extraordinary emergencies.
July 25, 2017 Press Release

In a press conference this morning and on the House floor this afternoon, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) stood up to House Republican efforts to include $1.6 billion to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall between the United States and Mexico in a spending bill that is intended to support veterans, American troops and defense priorities for the fiscal year.

July 24, 2017 Press Release
Yesterday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for the San Bernardino Sun, discussing the critical need to improve health care services for veterans, and the common goal of both Democrats and Republicans to help veterans get the assistance they deserve and need to live healthy lives.
July 20, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold a Veterans Resource Fair on Friday, August 18th from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the Frank A. Gonzales Community Center in Colton. The event will provide veterans in California’s 31st Congressional District with information and resources on health care, housing, employment and assistance with VA claims.
July 19, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will receive $1.7 million in federal funding from the National Security Agency (NSA) for CSUSB’s NICE Challenge Project, which helps teach students cybersecurity skills while assessing their workforce readiness through virtualized real-world scenarios.
July 18, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) has been awarded $69,651 from the Department of Education through the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) Grant Program. Rep. Aguilar authored a letter of support for the federal grant on behalf of the school district in June to help North Park Elementary recover from the horrific shooting that claimed the lives of Karen Smith and Jonathan Martinez, a teacher and eight-year-old student at the San Bernardino school.
July 17, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Homeland Security awarded San Bernardino County $1.3 million in federal funds to be used to improve the region’s ability to prepare for, prevent and respond to potential terrorist attacks. The funding comes after more than 18 months of Rep. Aguilar advocating for the region to receive the funds and calling on the federal government to allocate additional federal dollars to the Inland Empire community, which is still recovering from the horrific terror attack at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2015 that killed 14 and seriously injured 22. The funding will be dispersed through the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA).
July 14, 2017 Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018, which includes two significant cybersecurity amendments offered by Rep. Pete Aguilar. The first amendment authorizes the creation of a talent management pilot program to recruit, train and retain personnel in the cyber workforce, and the other amendment authorizes $10 million for a cyber scholarship program. The NDAA is the annual defense policy bill and outlines defense programs for the upcoming fiscal year.
July 14, 2017 Press Release
Last night in the Appropriations Committee, Rep. Pete Aguilar passed a critical amendment that was added to the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee appropriations bill, which would allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, also called Dreamers, to be eligible for federal employment.

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In The News

July 15, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar testified before the United States International Trade Commission in support of Searing Industries, a Rancho Cucamonga steel manufacturer that has been adversely impacted by unfair trade practices. Highland Community News has the story.
July 14, 2016 In The News
In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Rep. Pete Aguilar urged the Speaker to withhold adjournment of the House of Representatives for the August recess until votes are allowed on two bipartisan bills that address the gun violence epidemic. Highland Community News has the story.
July 13, 2016 In The News
The Los Angeles News Group Editorial Board authored an opinion article in support of Rep. Pete Aguilar’s latest bill, the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act. The editorial praised Rep. Aguilar’s college affordability bill, calling it, “…a sensible approach to easing the debt burden on recent college graduates.” The full editorial can be read in any of the nine publications supervised by the Editorial Board.
July 7, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced his latest bill, H.R. 5622, the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act. The bill would help ease the financial burden on students by extending their loan repayment grace period, eliminating interest payments during the grace period for students with subsidized loans, and allowing students to refinance their loans under certain circumstances. Beau Yarbrough with the San Bernardino Sun has the story.
June 28, 2016 In The News
Just days after participating in a sit-in on the House floor, Rep. Pete Aguilar called on House Republicans to allow votes on commonsense gun reform, including expanded background checks and closing the terror gap. Anthony Victoria with the Inland Empire Community News has the story.
June 27, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will allocate $500,000 to the State of California for San Bernardino County to help offset the cost of the response to the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2015. Beau Yarbrough with the San Bernardino Sun has the story.
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.

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Videos

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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