Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California
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Jobs and the Economy

Read Scott's jobs plan: 'Growing the Innovation Economy and Creating Jobs for San Diego'

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More on Jobs and the Economy

Jul 29, 2014 Op-Eds
Our region has three main economic drivers: innovation and scientific research; the military, defense, and our veterans; and our world-renowned tourism industry. As we find ways to expand economic opportunities for the middle class and plan for a prosperous future, we must focus in on areas where San Diego is already leading the way and can set an example for the rest of the country.
Jul 21, 2014 Event

Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) will host a telephone town hall Monday (7/21/14) evening with constituents across his district to hear what they think about his approach to growing San Diego’s economy.


To ensure they are contacted for Monday evening’s telephone town hall, which will start at 7:00pm, constituents should contact Congressman Peters’ office either at 858-455-5550 or 202-225-0508 by Friday (7/18/14).

Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the “Open Government Technology Work to More Businesses Act,” legislation to simplify, streamline, and digitize the registration process for small businesses to be eligible to contract with the federal government.
Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
On Tuesday, Rep. Peters brought a representative from Solar Turbines to the White House for a meeting about growing exports and creating jobs with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and US Trade Representative Michael Froman. Yesterday, Rep. Peters hosted a bipartisan briefing featuring Dr. Howard and Jean Somers, who have developed a detailed report on how to improve care in the healthcare system at the Department of Veterans Affairs. And today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing about how to spur innovative medical breakthroughs that featured Dr. Craig Venter. Rep. Peters also met today with the new CEO of CONNECT San Diego, Greg McKee, whom he is nominating for the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Jul 16, 2014 Press Release
“Congress needs to end the partisanship, and work together to find solutions that help our local and national economy thrive,” Rep. Peters said. “San Diego is a hub for innovation, scientific research, our military, and tourism, which will continue to drive our local economy and job growth. Given our leadership in these industries, our region is primed for success. I’m looking forward to hearing from my constituents about how we can support these economic engines.”
Jul 16, 2014 In The News

Rep. Peters met with the president to discuss job creation, how San Diego businesses are increasing exports and the need to secure trade agreements.

Jul 15, 2014 Op-Eds
When each state is a laboratory, we are most likely to find the best practices.
Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
“Expanding access to the internet for every American must be a priority for Congress. Keeping government out of the way by permanently prohibiting taxation of internet access protects this vital tool for people across the country. The internet is the portal to learning, business, and information in both urban and rural communities, and it must be kept open for all.”
Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
"This bill contains many provisions that are good for San Diego and our innovation economy, including $30 million in algae research, the first time that has been included in the House. A recent SANDAG study found that algae biotechnology research and manufacturing generates approximately 1,020 jobs and $175 million in economic impact for the San Diego region."
Jul 8, 2014 Press Release
This evening, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s emergency appropriations request