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Late yesterday evening, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro about progress on updating the Continuum of Care formula that determines how federal homelessness funding is allocated. Secretary Castro indicated that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will put forward a proposal in mid-July that goes beyond Rep. Peters’ initial request of reopening the public comment period on the existing formula.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which allocates all defense spending for the 2017 fiscal year including funding for military personnel, operations and maintenance, procurement, and research and development. The bill included a $6.4 billion boost to address military readiness shortfalls as well as $880 million to train and equip local forces to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
SAN DIEGO – Yesterday, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) was informed by Julián Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that HUD is reopening the public comment period on the formula that determines federal homelessness funding no later than June 21st.
Throughout yesterday and into the night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) championed forward thinking military energy security policies, smart and tough strategies to fight terrorism, and San Diego’s defense priorities during the House Armed Services Committee markup of the ‘National Defense Authorization Act,’ (NDAA), which serves as a roadmap for national defense spending for the 2017 Fiscal Year.
Today, on the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) read the names of all thirteen Columbine victims in front of the House of Representatives. The reading was a deviation from Rep. Peters weekly reading of the names of mass shooting victims since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which he has been doing since December.
Last night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the bipartisan Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act, which establishes fines or prison sentences of up to five years for people who engage in schemes to defraud veterans who are seeking to recover veterans benefits. Currently, there is no penalty for individuals who are not properly trained or certified to be paid for helping veterans pursue their claims.
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement to mark ‘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 79 cents to each dollar earned by their male counterparts, and in the 52nd District women earn just 82 cents for every dollar earned by men.
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after findings of an investigation into the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) were released today:
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in celebration of César Chávez Day:
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in the wake of the Brussels attacks and after voting last night to pass the Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act:
“I am so sad for Brussels today, and am thinking about the victims of these shocking and brutal attacks, as well as their families, first responders and law enforcement officers who are still responding.