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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was recognized by the House Small Business Committee for promoting entrepreneurship during a hearing on National Entrepreneurs’ Day. While not a member of the Committee, Congressman Peters is the top Democratic supporter of Committee Chairman Steve Chabot’s bipartisan resolution to permanently recognize the importance of entrepreneurs to fostering innovation, growing the economy, and creating jobs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) testified in front of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health in support of his bipartisan bill, the “Marriage and Family Therapists for Veterans Act.” The bill would help San Diego veterans and their families struggling with mental health issues by making it easier for California-licensed marriage and family therapists to work in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
San Diego – Last evening, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was honored by Biocom as the “Elected Official of the Year.” The award recognizes Congressman Peters’ advocacy for federal scientific research and commitment in Congress to promoting San Diego’s world-renowned biotechnology industry. Peters, who shares the award with Speaker Toni Atkins, is the first legislator to receive the award for two consecutive years.
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day. Rep. Peters is participating in the Mt. Soledad Veterans Day ceremony later this afternoon.
“Veterans Day is a time to thank our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice to our country. San Diego is a proud military town that embraces its role in our nation’s security.
SAN DIEGO – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) announced two pieces of legislation designed to spur student incubators and entrepreneurship. The announcement was made after the Congressmen toured UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute where they saw demonstrations from student companies who had used the incubator to start and grow their companies.
Representative Scott Peters has formally submitted a letter to the Federal Aviation Association asking them to listen to San Diego residents concerns about the possible new flight path over Point Loma. Peters emphasized the "Red Dot" agreement which the FAA and San Diego residents agreed upon almost twenty years ago. This agreement had traffic controllers guide planes through two red dots on their coordinates in order to land. In doing so, this helped reduced noise pollution because there was only one route in which to land. The proposed new FAA policy would change this and Rep.