Rep. Aguilar now holds the highest-level job ever held by a Latino in the House of representatives, the democratic party’s No. 3 position.
Peter Aguilar United States representative from California’s 31st congressional district, was elected to serve as House Democratic Caucus chair on November 30, 2022. Rep. Aguilar issued the following statement.
“I’m grateful to my colleagues for the faith they’ve placed in me and for the opportunity to continue our work putting people over politics. As we honor the legacies of Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, and prepare for a new generation of leadership, our Caucus is more united than ever. I look forward to bringing together all the voices in our party to safeguard the progress we’ve made.
“House Democrats are committed to a legislative agenda that lowers costs, protects abortion rights, strengthens Democracy, and tackles gun violence. While the American people want both parties in Congress to work together, we are prepared to fight back against Republican extremism and their plans to cut Social Security and Medicare, to give tax breaks to wealthy corporations that ship jobs overseas and to enact a national abortion ban.”
California’s 31st congressional district is located San Bernardino County, state of California. The district is located in the Inland Empire region, including the city of San Bernardino and portions of Rancho Cucamonga.