Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California
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Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
“Wildfires are raging across thousands of acres in California right now, amplifying the urgent need for this legislative solution that ensures we can fight fires without stealing from prevention,” Rep. Peters said. “As we face longer, more intense wildfire seasons this fix will only become more necessary. This bill would pass today if given a vote – communities like mine in San Diego shouldn’t suffer because of continued Washington dysfunction.”
Sep 18, 2014 Op-Eds
Americans are seeing an uptick in the number of extreme weather events damaging our communities. We are also seeing an increase in their price tag. Globally, the amount of disaster-related assistance has quadrupled in the past three decades. With climate change, we know these disasters will grow in impact and in cost.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the “Disclosing Aid Spent to Ensure Relief (DISASTER) Act,” legislation to improve transparency on how much federal money is being spent on natural disaster response, and where we are spending it. The bill will make it easier for the public and policymakers to understand the real budgetary impacts of disasters and how to appropriately respond.
Sep 17, 2014 Press Release
“Despite progress in reducing the number of homeless veterans on our streets, there is still work to be done and we should not rest until every veteran is being served with the honor and respect they deserve,” Rep. Peters said. “Far too many veterans are falling through the cracks and don’t know where to turn for help, which is why programs like the recently launched Military Transition Support Project, which provides a central portal of key information to veterans, are so important.
Sep 17, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.J.Res. 124, which funds the government through December 11, 2014. Rep. Peters also voted in favor of an amendment to the bill, authored by Rep. Buck McKeon, that authorizes the training and arming of moderate rebel forces in Syria as part of the continuing fight against ISIL.

In The News

Aug 25, 2014 In The News

A new VA clinic has opened in Sorrento Valley to respond to the influx of veterans in San Diego County.

Officials opened the clinic Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.

Aug 25, 2014 In The News

Friday’s ribbon-cutting for a Department of Veterans Affairs health clinic in Sorrento Valley is expected to help shorten the appointment backlog for first-time patients, which has grown from an hi

Aug 22, 2014 In The News

David Williams and Angela Anderson - As hurricane season ramps up, it is more critical than ever that Congress start developing a national strategy to mitigate the impact of storms.

Aug 19, 2014 In The News

Scientists and politicians have wrestled with climate change and other environmental issues with mixed results, Scripps scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan told international education officials Tues

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