Congressman Pete Aguilar

Representing the 31st District of California


Latest News

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.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar introduced the On-the-Job Training Tax Credit of 2017, which creates a temporary tax credit for employers to help pay for training new hires. The bill will help close the “skills gap” that exists between the labor force and the skills employers require.
July 11, 2017 Press Release
On Friday, Rep. Pete Aguilar held his third annual Senior Fair at Colton High School, hosting over three hundred Inland Empire residents seeking help with Medicare, Social Security or veterans benefits, as well as information on food programs and free health screenings.
July 10, 2017 Press Release
On Friday, Rep. Pete Aguilar continued his “Job For a Day” tour at Gerrards Market in Redlands where he bagged groceries for customers. This was Rep. Aguilar’s third stop on his tour, which he kicked off in April at Mitla Café in San Bernardino.
July 6, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following response to reports that California, along with 17 other states and the District of Columbia, filed a lawsuit against United States Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her delay of Obama-era regulations to provide financial relief for students affected by the closures of for-profit colleges like ITT Tech and Everest. The regulations were set to go into effect on July 1, 2017.
June 29, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced the introduction of H.R. 2979, a bill to name the United States Post Office located at 390 West 5th Street in San Bernardino after Jack H. Brown. The post office would be designated the “Jack H. Brown Post Office Building” in honor of Jack H. Brown, the late Executive Chairman of the regional grocery chain Stater Bros. Markets and an impassioned Inland Empire philanthropist.
June 28, 2017 Press Release
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the Inland Empire Community News, reflecting on Immigrant Heritage Month and the contributions that generations of immigrants have made to the United States.
June 27, 2017 Press Release
H.R. 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act, passed the House of Representatives unanimously by a vote of 424 to 0. Rep. Pete Aguilar joined Rep. Paul Cook to reintroduce the land-use plan earlier this year, after originally introducing the bill together in the 114th Congress. H.R. 497 allows the transfer of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 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 in an area bordering the cities of Highland and Redlands.
June 26, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar passed his second bill through the House of Representatives in six days. The Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act passed by a vote of 409 to 0. The bipartisan bill provides active-duty service members, reservists and National Guardsmen access to the same unique testing standards for commercial driver’s licenses granted to veterans by the latest surface transportation bill, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
June 20, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar’s bill, the Reporting Efficiently to Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism (REPORT) Act, passed the House of Representatives unanimously by a voice vote. The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Attorney General and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center, to submit a report to Congress after an act of terrorism occurs in the U.S. The goal is to generate a report with detailed analysis about how the attack occurred and how to prevent future assaults. There is currently no legal requirement to produce this type of report.


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.



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.