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San Diego - Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the ongoing crisis regarding the recoupment of unauthorized bonus payments made to National Guard members:
“I applaud yesterday’s decision from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to cease the collection of unauthorized bonus payments. While a congressional fix may be needed, I urge Secretary Carter to use his existing authorities and resources to repay veterans and their families who have been wronged.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Special Operations Forces Caucus, released the following statement on the death of Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan, a Coronado-based Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician who was killed outside Mosul, Iraq yesterday:
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the Better On-Line Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act, which would ban the use of ticket bot software that allows individuals to circumvent purchase limits in online ticket systems, purchase tickets in bulk, and then resell them on third-party sites like Stubhub at extreme markups. The bill would also make it illegal to resell tickets acquired with this type of software.
Today U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
“Like so many others, I remember exactly where I was the morning of September 11th. I remember being with my family, and watching as first responders ran towards the danger, entered the towers before they crumbled, and dug through rubble for days afterwards to save lives.
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the Gold Star Families Voices Act to allow immediate family members of fallen servicemembers to contribute to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, a digital archive of personal accounts from American war veterans. Previously, only living veterans were able to tell their stories for the archive.
On July 21st, the Department of Housing and Urban Development reopened a public comment period on four possible replacements for the Continuum of Care funding formula that is used to distribute federal homelessness resources and has disadvantaged San Diego.
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) gathered local leaders to announce how San Diego’s homeless service providers and elected leaders are working together to make the best case for San Diego to get more of its fair share of federal homelessness resources.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the shooting of two San Diego Police Department officers in Southcrest late last night that resulted in the death of an officer: