Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California

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May 16, 2017 Press Release
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an awards ceremony and reception to announce the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, a national contest in which high school artists from each congressional district in the country compete to have their work hung in the United States Capitol building for one year. Rep. Aguilar, along with a panel of judges, selected Rialto High School student Gemma Delgado’s submission, “The Start of Something Great” as this year’s winning piece out of nearly forty entries. The theme of this year’s contest was “My Wish” and focused on students’ wishes, which could include their personal aspirations or that for their home or family.
May 11, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) will receive over three million dollars in federal funding for the university’s prestigious cybersecurity program through three different grant allocations. The first grant is from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is run through the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NIST grant is for $281,444 and is the first installment of a three-year grant totaling $878,432. The second and third grants will be facilitated by the National Security Agency (NSA) for National Centers of Academic Excellence in cyberdefense, and will distribute over $2 million to CSUSB.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
On Sunday, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the San Bernardino Sun, reflecting on his town hall last month and stressing the importance of constituent events that give him the opportunity to speak personally with San Bernardino County residents about issues affecting them and their families.
May 8, 2017 Press Release
On Saturday, Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted Spring Academy Day for Inland Empire students interested in attending U.S. Service Academies. The workshop and information session for students in California’s 31st Congressional district included presentations from Rep. Aguilar’s office and representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Air Force Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to Donald Trump’s “health care” bill, which will strip millions of Americans of their health care coverage.
May 3, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that H.R. 625, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, was voted out of the Homeland Security Committee. The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the U.S. The report must make recommendations for how to prevent a similar attack in the future and must include input from the United States Attorney General, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center. Current law does not require any report to be produced after an act of domestic terrorism.
May 1, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will host Spring Academy Day, which is a workshop and information session for students in California’s 31st Congressional district who are interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy. Representatives from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Air Force Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy will be in attendance.
April 28, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar has made investing in cybersecurity a top priority, to both enhance the United States’ defense programs and to develop jobs in the Inland Empire for the 21st century economy. Earlier this year, Rep. Aguilar announced that his cyberwarriors pilot program, which was included in legislation signed into law last year, has begun implementation by the United States Army. Additionally, Rep. Aguilar secured $5 million in a bill that passed the House of Representatives to restart a cybersecurity scholarship program affecting California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) students. Beau Yarbrough with the San Bernardino Sun has the story.
April 27, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced a new social media campaign, #DearPete, to highlight his focus on accessibility and responsiveness to constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District. Each week, Rep. Aguilar will share a letter he receives from a constituent, as well as his handwritten response. The posts will appear regularly on his social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
April 19, 2017 Press Release
Last night, Rep. Pete Aguilar held a town hall for constituents of California’s 31st Congressional district in San Bernardino. The event was moderated by former Press-Enterprise columnist Cassie MacDuff and hosted over 500 Inland Empire residents.

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In The News

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.
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.

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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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