Representative Pete Aguilar has been chosen for a leadership role on the House Appropriations Committee. KVCR’s Benjamin Purper has more.
Aguilar, whose district includes San Bernardino and parts of Rancho Cucamonga, was chosen as Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
The representative also announced he will serve on the Appropriations Subcommittes on Defense; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; and Homeland Security.
Now in his third term, Aguilar also holds the leadership position of Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus.
This will be his second term serving on the House Appropriations Committee.
Aguilar is a moderate Democrat and aligns himself with the New Democrat Coalition in Congress.