April 14, 2017 Press Release
This week, Rep. Pete Aguilar authored an editorial for the Inland Empire Community News, reflecting on the importance of constituent service events to help Inland Empire residents, such as workshops for students to assist with college affordability, trainings for small businesses looking to grow and expand, and fairs to provide resources for seniors and help job seekers in San Bernardino County.
April 12, 2017 Press Release
On Sunday, Rep. Pete Aguilar kicked off his ‘Job For A Day’ Tour of the Inland Empire at Mitla Café in San Bernardino, where he worked as a server. Rep. Aguilar’s tour will take him across California’s 31st Congressional District, where he will work different jobs at businesses throughout the community to connect with residents and learn more about local businesses and the communities they serve.
April 10, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino.
Rep. Pete Aguilar testified before the Natural Resources Committee in support of H.R. 497, the Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange Act, which is a land-use plan that allows the transfer of land between the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and the Bureau of Land Management. 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. Rep. Aguilar originally introduced the bipartisan bill in 2015 with fellow San Bernardino County Representative Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley). Rep. Aguilar joined Rep. Cook to reintroduce the legislation in the 115th Congress earlier this year.
April 5, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will host a town hall on Tuesday, April 18th in San Bernardino for constituents of California’s 31st Congressional District. The event will be moderated by former Press-Enterprise columnist, Cassie MacDuff.
March 30, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, an annual program that allows high school students from congressional districts throughout the country to share their works of art. The theme of this year’s contest is “My Wish” and is open to all high school students living in California’s 31st Congressional District.
March 22, 2017 Press Release
A critical cyberwarriors pilot program created by Rep. Aguilar is being implemented, the United States Army announced last month. Rep. Aguilar’s program was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, which passed the House of Representatives in May 2016 and was later signed into law. The pilot program expedites the process for individuals in the cybersecurity field to become officers in the United States Army and the United States Air Force. This program incentivizes students at institutions that specialize in cybersecurity training, like California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), to enter the armed forces and become cyberwarriors quickly and efficiently.
March 17, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar spoke on the House floor in opposition to House Republicans’ health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has helped over 20 million Americans access health care coverage, while the Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace the ACA would strip 24 million Americans of coverage.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget,” which outlines the priorities of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The president’s proposal would gut funding for critical federal programs affecting San Bernardino County residents, such as affordable housing, after school and summer programs, work-study aid, and transportation and infrastructure projects including the Redlands Passenger Rail, which is funded through the TIGER grant program.
March 13, 2017 Press Release
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued a statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of House Republicans’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plan. This afternoon, the CBO projected that 24 million Americans will lose health care coverage under House Republicans’ new bill. The legislation would also dramatically increase premiums by allowing insurance companies to charge older adults up to five times more for coverage, driving up premiums for older adults by as much as 25 percent.
In The News
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.
April 7, 2016 In The News
Rep. Aguilar hosted an Immigration Roundtable Discussion with local stakeholders to highlight prevalent issues that families and institutions face when dealing with the United States’ immigration system, as well as problems faced by the immigrant community in the Inland Empire. Highland Community News has the story.
March 18, 2016 In The News
Rep. Aguilar joined local leaders for the groundbreaking of the Interstate 10/Pepper Avenue interchange in Colton. Anthony Victoria with the Inland Empire Community News has the story.
March 11, 2016 In The News
Rep. Aguilar visited Fontana High School to see firsthand the efforts of local officials and staff to provide nutritious food options to students within the Fontana Unified School District. Alejandro Cano from the Fontana Herald News has the story.