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Inland Empire Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands) visited three immigration detention facilities in El Paso, Texas Monday, and spoke to KVCR about what he saw.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

Congressman Pete Aguilar was part of a congressional delegation that visited three facilities: an Office of Refugee and Resettlement Facility, an El Paso border station, and a facility which handles unaccompanied children.

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Inland Empire Member of Congress Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands) is one of 17 lawmakers from both parties on the congressional committee negotiating with the Trump Administration on border security, including Trump's demand for money to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border.  In this interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep on "Morning Edition" this morning (Thursday), Aguilar held firm against wall funding, and instead suggests investments in more manpower or broader use of technology to curb illegal immigration.  The Aguilar interview is followed by analysis from NPR Political Editor Domenico Mo

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.

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Two-term Inland Empire incumbent Congressman Pete Aguilar is in a close race with challenger Sean Flynn, who boasts he is a moderate Republican and says he would vote to impeach President Trump.  But is Aguilar's 31st Congressional District seat really in trouble?  KVCR's Benjamin Purper spoke to both candidates, and has this report.

In the June primary, Republican Sean Flynn came within a thousand votes of incumbent Democrat Pete Aguilar. Aguilar is a well-liked, two-term incumbent – so why was it so close?


An Inland Empire Republican assemblywoman is calling out an IE Democratic congressman for a photo of him wearing a t-shirt that uses an obscenity to criticize the GOP health care bill.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Cal State San Bernardino officials will join Inland Empire Congressman Pete Aguilar at a news conference this afternoon to announce increased federal funding for Pell Grants, and to announce federal grants to CSUSB's Cybersecurity Studies program.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Democratic leaders in the U.S. House have chosen an Inland Empire congressman to join the House Democratic Leadership team.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.