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.
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.
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.
June 16, 2017 Press Release
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an op-ed for CNN and the San Bernardino Sun to discuss the important bipartisan nature of the annual Congressional Baseball Game and to underscore that the horrific act of violence targeting the Congressional Republican baseball team was a failed assault on our nation’s democracy.
In The News
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.
April 27, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar hosted an awards ceremony and reception to announce the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, also known as the Artistic Discovery Contest, a national art challenge that is sponsored in congressional districts across the country. All high school students living in California’s 31st Congressional District were encouraged to participate in the art competition, which saw over sixty submissions. The Inland Empire Community News has the story.
April 14, 2016 In The News
One year after releasing his Jobs Plan, Rep. Aguilar highlighted his job-creating initiatives and next steps to help put San Bernardino County residents back to work. Highland Community News has the story.
April 12, 2016 In The News
Rep. Aguilar hosted the inaugural meeting of his Small Business Advisory Board in San Bernardino. Local business owners and community members from across the Inland Empire joined Rep. Aguilar to discuss everyday obstacles that small business owners in San Bernardino County encounter, and what can be done at the federal level to alleviate those concerns. Highland Community News has the story.
April 7, 2016 In The News
Rep. Pete Aguilar participated in a conference call sponsored by Americans for Responsible Solutions, focusing on the need for commonsense measures to curb gun violence, specifically highlighting the need to close the “terror gap.” Rep. Aguilar argued that ending gun violence is a bipartisan issue, rooted in commonsense reforms that include preventing suspected terrorists from acquiring firearms. Jeff Horseman with the Press-Enterprise has the story.