Press Releases

July 17, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: House Democrats are focused on lowering costs and fulfilling the promise of the American Dream

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference with DPCC Chair Debbie Dingell and DPCC Co-Chair Lori Trahan on the failure of House Republicans to prioritize the most pressing needs of the American people. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning. Good morning. So pleased to be joined by Vice Chair Ted Lieu and DPCC Chair Debbie Dingell and DPCC Co-Chair Lori Trahan.  Congress has been in session, as you know, for the last four weeks … Continue Reading


July 09, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: Donald Trump cannot be allowed near the Oval Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference highlighting the danger of the former president’s Project 2025 and the failure of House Republicans to deliver for the American people. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us.  Earlier this morning Leader Jeffries, Whip Clark, Vice Chair Lieu and I heard from our Caucus as we discussed how we can come together to solve problems on behalf of the American … Continue Reading


June 26, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: The fight for voting rights is as urgent as ever

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar joined Rep. Terri Sewell, House Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, House Assistant Democratic Leader Joe Neguse, Rep. James E. Clyburn and Rep. Adriano Espaillat in a press conference to mark the 11th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holderdecision, which gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and to reaffirm House Democrats’ commitment to passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. CHAIRMAN … Continue Reading


June 26, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: House Democrats are fighting to restore Reproductive Freedom for every American

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference with DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene and Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D. highlighting the commitment of House Democrats to restore Reproductive Freedom two years after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning, good morning. Before I begin, I wanted to wish the Women's Softball team good luck as they take on the Capitol press team. Could be a source of … Continue Reading


June 18, 2024

Statement from Chairman Pete Aguilar on President Biden’s Executive Orders

SAN BERNARDINO, CA -  Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar released the following statement on President Biden’s executive orders to expand parole in place for undocumented spouses and children of U.S. citizens and ease the work visa process for U.S. college-educated immigrants, including DACA recipients: “Today’s executive orders are a significant step forward in a balanced approach to reform our broken immigration system and secure our border. After taking decisive action to … Continue Reading


June 12, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: House Democrats want a bipartisan defense bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar held a press conference with House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith and DPCC Co-Chair Veronica Escobar to urge Republicans to pass a bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act, which passed committee on an overwhelming 57-1 vote, and reject the partisan policy riders being offered by Extreme MAGA Republicans. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning, good morning. I'm so pleased to be joined by Ranking Member Adam … Continue Reading


June 04, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: Access to contraception is on the line in November

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar joined Democratic Whip Katherine Clark and Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-06) announcing a procedural move to force a vote on the Right to Contraception Act, a bill that would protect access to all forms of FDA-approved birth control. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Thank you so much to Whip Clark for your unwavering support for reproductive care, and to Representative Manning for your leadership on this issue.  Today is yet another opportunity … Continue Reading


June 04, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: Republicans continue to put Guns Over Kids

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar joined Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chair Mike Thompson, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, House Assistant Minority Leader Joe Neguse and others to mark the two-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and reaffirm House Democrats’ commitment to ending the gun violence epidemic. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Thank you, Whip Clark, and thank you Representative Thompson on the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force for … Continue Reading


June 04, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: The American economic recovery is among the greatest comeback stories in our time

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference on President Biden and House Democrats delivering the strongest economic recovery in modern history while Extreme MAGA Republicans continue to push for cuts that would hurt working families. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning. Please to be joined with Vice Chair Ted Lieu this week, as always, our amazing Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus. Last week, we saw Core Inflation dropped … Continue Reading


May 15, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: House Democrats are focused on the most pressing challenges that working families face

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu were joined by Representatives Andrea Salinas (OR-06) and Emilia Sykes (OH-13) at a press conference highlighting the need to turn the page from the chaos of Extreme MAGA Republicans and focus on the needs of everyday Americans.  CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning. I'm so pleased to be joined by the Vice Chair and some of our colleagues in the Democratic Caucus this morning.  This morning, House Democrats … Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: We have strengthened the economy in the face of constant Republican attacks and obstruction

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference on the work of House Democrats to grow the economy and put People Over Politics while Extreme MAGA Republicans propose budget cuts that will harm American families. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning, good morning.  Earlier this morning in Caucus, the Democratic Caucus welcomed Tim Kennedy to our group. His swearing-in was last night, and it was an honor and a joy to hear … Continue Reading


April 30, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: We cannot go back to partisan gridlock

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference to highlight the national security funding that Democrats delivered as well as the need to continue working in a bipartisan way to solve the most pressing needs of the American people. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning. In today's Caucus meeting, we honored the life of our friend and colleague Donald Payne Jr. He was a warm and passionate person, deeply missed by all of us, and … Continue Reading


April 16, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: It's time for Speaker Johnson to do the right thing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference alongside newly-elected DPCC Chair Debbie Dingell to urge Extreme MAGA Republicans to advance national security funding for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, and humanitarian assistance for the innocent civilians in Gaza. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning. Pleased to be joined by our friend and colleague and newly-elected DPCC Chair, Debbie Dingell. Our classmate — Ted Lieu and Debbie … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: House Democrats will never stop fighting to restore Reproductive Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference alongside DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene and Rep. Greg Stanton on the extreme budget released by the House Republican Study Committee and GOP efforts to ban abortion nationwide.  CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning. I want to thank Vice Chair Lieu and Chair DelBene and Representative Stanton for joining us today — Representative Stanton specifically to talk about the local impact and the … Continue Reading


March 21, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: More Latinos have health insurance than ever before because of the ACA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar joined Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, Assistant Democratic Leader Joe Neguse, Senate Appropriations Chair Patty Murray and Senate DPCC Chair Debbie Stabenow in commemorating the 14th anniversary of the House passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Thank you so much, Senator, for your leadership. We're … Continue Reading


March 20, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: MAGA Extremism continues to permeate under this dome as a shutdown looms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference on the Extreme MAGA Republican chaos and dysfunction in the People’s House and House Democrats once again providing the votes to prevent a government shutdown.  CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning, good morning. Special congratulations to Joe Neguse, who was elected by acclamation the Assistant Democratic Leader of our caucus this morning. We also sent our heartfelt condolences to … Continue Reading


March 12, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: Stand with us to ensure America remains a leader of the free world or stand with Vladimir Putin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference alongside Congressman Jason Crow and Congresswoman Madeleine Dean on how House Republicans are siding with Vladimir Putin and blocking urgent national security funding to Ukraine. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning. Vice Chair Lieu and I are pleased to be joined by House Foreign Affairs Committee leaders, Madeleine Dean and Jason Crow.  While Donald Trump dines with dictators like … Continue Reading


March 07, 2024

Chairman Aguilar Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar issued the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Biden once again demonstrated why he is the leader our country needs by highlighting our nation’s historic progress over the last four years. Wages are up, inflation is down and with each passing day more and more families are reaping the benefits of our legislative accomplishments. Our economic recovery is strong because President … Continue Reading


March 06, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: House Democrats will deliver the votes to prevent a government shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference alongside House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro on how House Democrats are once again preventing a government shutdown by advancing funding bills to help everyday Americans. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning. Pleased to be joined with Vice Chair Ted Lieu and our Chairwoman of Appropriations - always my Chairwoman of Appropriations - Rosa DeLauro.  This week, … Continue Reading


February 29, 2024

Chairman Aguilar: Extreme MAGA Republicans are preparing for a nationwide abortion ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar and Vice Chair Ted Lieu held a press conference alongside Congresswoman Terri Sewell on House Republicans doubling down on their attacks on reproductive freedom after partisan justices on the Alabama Supreme Court jeopardized access to fertility treatments like IVF. CHAIRMAN AGUILAR: Good morning, good morning. So pleased to be joined by my colleagues today, and the Democratic Caucus was very excited to welcome back our … Continue Reading

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