Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Jan 28, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize Brian Fennessy, Assistant Fire Chief for Emergency Operations at the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Chief Fennessy testified at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s “Rebuilding After the Storm: Lessening Impacts and Speeding Recovery” hearing to provide expertise on preparedness and community resiliency efforts.
Jan 21, 2015 In The News

Chris Jennewein - As the 114th Congress convened on Tuesday, Rep. Scott Peters issued a list of 10 New Year’s resolutions ranging from creating jobs and supporting the military to comprehensive action on immigration.

The Democrat from La Jolla, who narrowly won a second term by beating challenger Carl DeMaio in November, was sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner.

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to call for repeal of the Medical Device Tax, an excise tax included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which unfairly penalizes innovative job-creators. The San Diego region’s medical device industry comprises 240 companies and employs more than 11,000 workers.
Dec 18, 2014 Press Release
President Obama signed Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) legislation to rename the Federal Courthouse and Judicial Center in Downtown San Diego into law. H.R. 1378 designates the Courthouse at 333 W. Broadway as the “James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse” and the surrounding center as the “John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center.”
Dec 11, 2014 Press Release
This evening, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in favor of bipartisan legislation that prevents a federal government shutdown and funds San Diego’s border infrastructure, gives our troops a pay raise, brings in personnel to cut down on the backlog of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides money to fight wildfires, and supports NIH and algae research being done in our region.
Dec 9, 2014 Press Release
“This bill does not make it rain, and it does not help our state develop a long-term strategy for dealing with drought. This drought will only be mitigated by conservation efforts and a plan to diversify our state’s water supply by recycling wastewater, building up our storage capacity, and investing in desalination facilities."
Dec 9, 2014 Press Release
Today, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) unanimously passed the House of Representatives. H.R. 1378 would designate the Federal Courthouse at 333 West Broadway in Downtown San Diego as the “James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse.” The bill would also designate the complex of 221 West Broadway, 333 West Broadway, 880 Front Street, 325 West F Street, 808 Union Street, and the adjoining plaza as the “John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center.”
Dec 2, 2014 Press Release
Today, the Housing Assistance Efficiency Act, introduced last summer by U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), passed the House of Representatives unopposed. It comes as the City of San Diego seeks to find a permanent home for its temporary homeless shelter, and as the colder winter season places homeless populations across the country in an increasingly vulnerable position.
Nov 23, 2014 In The News

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that Navy and Marine Corps housing units in the San Diego area will receive rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a purchase power agreement between Lincoln Military Housing and SolarCity. The deal, one of SolarCity's largest residential undertakings under its SolarStrong Initiative, will provide solar power to nearly 6,000 homes across 27 privatized neighborhoods, with pending design and interconnection approvals could generate 20 megawatts (MW) or more of solar energy.

Nov 21, 2014 In The News

Celebrating innovation: Last fall, Rep. Scott Peters, D-S.D., introduced a resolution designating the third Tuesday of November as “National Entrepreneurs Day.” He singled out Duane Roth, the CEO of Connect, a business pioneer who had died tragically that August in a cycling mishap.

This Tuesday marked the second anniversary of the special day lauding innovators. Peters and fellow members of the House New Democratic Coalition joined in a “tweet” storm touting National Entrepreneurs Day.