Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

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.

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

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.

Nov 13, 2015 Press Release

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.

Nov 11, 2015 Press Release

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.

Nov 10, 2015 Press Release

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.

Nov 9, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter continuing to advocate against the potential moving of prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS) Brig.
Nov 5, 2015 Press Release
Scott Peters helped pass the first comprehensive federal transportation planning bill since 2009. The bill makes investments in infrastructure including highways, transit programs, and roadway safety and makes significant streamlining reforms to the current environmental review system that is often duplicative and overly burdensome.
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Nov 3, 2015 In The News

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.

Nov 2, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters continued his advocacy on behalf of concerned residents in Point Loma and Ocean Beach by sending another letter to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Michael Huerta. The letter restated Peters’ opposition to the proposed removal of the LOWMA waypoint for eastbound departures from San Diego International Airport and called on the FAA to do a much better and faster job of responding to the very real concerns of residents within and around the flight path.