Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California
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Jobs and the Economy

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Apr 10, 2014
In The News
“I have women on my staff, I’m a husband, and the father to a young woman. Women should earn equal pay for equal work,” Rep. Peters said. “This is an issue that is important for families across San Diego given how many households rely on women’s wages to pay bills, educate their children, and save for retirement.”
Apr 10, 2014
Press Release
“As I said last Spring when Congress considered proposals for last year’s budget, we owe it to our constituents to sit down together, as a bipartisan group, to craft a budget that cuts wasteful spending, tackles our long-term debt, preserves a safety net for the most vulnerable, reforms the tax code to enhance our global competitiveness abroad and job creation at home, supports a strong military, and makes the necessary investments in infrastructure, education, and basic scientific research that will support our country and our children into the future.
Apr 10, 2014
Op-Eds
It isn’t hard to remember the days when solar was relegated to school science fairs — a source of energy that sounded nice but would only be practical in the far-out, distant future. But today, solar companies are providing consumers with cheap, clean and renewable energy while creating new middle-class jobs. In fact, America added 20,000 solar jobs last year alone.
Apr 8, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding ‘Equal Pay Day,’ the date when women’s wages catch up to what men were paid in the previous year. Nationwide, according to the American Association of University Women, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, and in the 52nd District women earn just 75 cents for every dollar earned by men.

Apr 3, 2014
Press Release
Today, the Office of Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), CONNECT, and Business Forward welcomed Andrew Byrnes, Chief of Staff at the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO), to San Diego. Mr. Byrnes attended a roundtable event with local industry leaders to hear about the unique innovation economy growing in the San Diego region.
Apr 3, 2014
Press Release
The Affordable Care Act, passed before I entered Congress, is a massively ambitious effort to remake healthcare in America. Its implementation will take good-faith cooperation from Republicans and Democrats, and will need to consider more than just politics. For over a year, I’ve heard from businesses across San Diego that the 30-hour week requirement is confusing and creates disincentives to hiring new workers. I share that concern, and supported today’s proposed change. Nearly 80 percent of businesses in San Diego are small businesses. While there is absolutely no chance that today’s bill will become law and provide the relief it promises, it was important for me to stand up for these entrepreneurs who’ve sacrificed in order to invest in their businesses and who together account for 99% of California’s employers and employ 52% of our workers.
Mar 26, 2014
Press Release
“If our country is going to remain the go-to place for entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world, we’ve got to make these reforms,” Rep. Peters said. “This is a rare instance where the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, labor groups, faith leaders, farmers, and farm workers all agree on the right way forward. This is also a top priority of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce now that we’re moving forward on the next phase of construction at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Mar 26, 2014
Op-Eds
Much of this damage could be prevented with better planning and infrastructure to make our communities, businesses and institutions more resilient. For this reason, and on behalf of small-business owners and members of the American Sustainable Business Council, we support the bipartisan Strengthening the Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act to develop and improve local extreme weather resiliency.
Mar 19, 2014
Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) toured Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego in Clairemont and met with volunteers working in their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service center. VITA programs offer a free tax-filing resource to Americans with less than $52,000 in annual income.
Mar 19, 2014
In The News
Reps. Susan Davis and Scott Peters of San Diego met with major players in the city’s medical and scientific research community Monday to discuss a push to increase federal funding in the president’s budget.