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 The AFG award will allow the Fontana Fire Protection District to replace and upgrade outdated radio equipment with Bluetooth-enabled breathing apparatuses in order to improve firefighter communication and safety.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.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar released the following statement: “Special Counsel Mueller’s report and testimony clearly outlined unacceptable, inappropriate and potentially criminal conduct by the president, including obstruction of justice. Despite attempts in Congress to investigate the president’s actions, the administration has chosen to hinder investigations, withhold documents, and ignore congressional subpoenas. No American is above the law. After careful consideration and conversations with members of my community, I believe it is time for the House to begin proceedings to determine whether the president’s conduct meets the standards of impeachment.”
July 31, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Loma Linda University School of Nursing received a grant of $684,848 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advanced Education Nursing Grant Program. The funding will be used to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in medically-underserved communities throughout the Inland Empire by providing tuition assistance and enhancing training for School of Nursing students.
July 24, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department will receive a grant of $51,157,373 from the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. The funding will be used to continue providing early education and family support services to more than 6,000 children throughout San Bernardino County.
July 12, 2019 Press Release
The House passed H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The bill, which authorizes military spending for the upcoming fiscal year, included seven amendments authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar. The bill also included a 3.1 percent pay raise for military personnel, the largest since 2010.
July 9, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant of $600,000 to the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA). The funding comes from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, and will be used to rehabilitate and improve existing airport apron in order to maintain the integrity of the pavement. The improvements will increase public safety and longevity of the airport.
In The News
December 7, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the City of Rialto $291,000 to improve and upgrade its drinking water system. Inland Empire Community News has the story.
December 5, 2016 In The News
Two critical measures authored by Rep. Pete Aguilar were included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the annual defense policy bill that directs the United States' defense programs for the fiscal year. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
December 2, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the San Bernardino Sun, reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center that killed 14 and seriously wounded 22.
December 1, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar was elected to serve as Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) for the 115th Congress. Rafael Bernal with The Hill has the story.
December 1, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar was elected to serve as Whip of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) for the 115th Congress. Rep. Aguilar joins the CHC leadership team beside Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (Chair), and Congressmen Joaquin Castro (First Vice Chair) and Ruben Gallego (Second Vice Chair). Rep. Aguilar is the only California member on the CHC leadership team. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.
November 21, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar convened his Veterans Advisory Board to address health care concerns, and specifically, the relationship and responsiveness of federal agencies to Inland Empire veterans. Highland Community News has the story.
November 3, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar joined Inland Empire community members for a signing ceremony commemorating the transfer of the Ontario International Airport from the Los Angeles World Airports. Highland Community News has the story.
Rep. Pete Aguilar convened his latest meeting with his Immigration Advisory Board. The panel consists of local stakeholders, immigration advocacy organization representatives, higher education officials and staff members from foreign consulates in Southern California. The discussion focused on Rep. Aguilar’s immigration bill, the Academic Success Centers and Education Networks for Dreamers (ASCEND) Act, and other efforts to assist the San Bernardino County immigrant community. Highland Community News has the story.
October 25, 2016 In The News
In light of reports that California National Guardsmen and women were being forced to repay excess bonuses, Rep. Pete Aguilar called on the Department of Defense to halt the collection process, investigate the situation and waive the recoupment of bonuses. Anthony Victoria with Inland Empire Community News has the story.
October 4, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) allocated $2,850,161 to the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD) through the Office of Community Oriented Police Services (COPS). The COPS Hiring Program Award will provide funding to hire more officers to fill patrol openings in target areas, improve crime identification measures and cultivate community relations between law enforcement and San Bernardino residents. Ryan Hagen with the San Bernardino Sun has the story.