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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 19, 2014 Press Release
“This project has been a long time coming, and I am proud to have been involved in past years on the City Council to push it toward completion. I want to congratulate Council President Gloria and Mayor Faulconer for their work to move this toward the finish line.”
Nov 18, 2014 Press Release
“At the heart of America is the idea that you can start your own business and build it to success,” Rep. Scott Peters said. “Congress must send the message that we are focused on fostering economic growth and National Entrepreneurs’ Day should be just the beginning."
Oct 22, 2014 Press Release
“Smuggling and trading human beings is an affront to civilized society and it must be stopped,” Rep. Peters said. “It will take a highly coordinated effort between federal, state, and local actors to end this scourge, and supporting non-profit entities to help the victims recover. I’m proud to bring this panel together to discuss how we can stop human trafficking in our community.”
Oct 16, 2014 Press Release
“I am already in contact with area hospitals and health clinics about the protocols they have in place and what more they need from the federal government to detect and combat this deadly virus should it become present locally,” Peters said. He added that raising public awareness of how the virus can and cannot be spread is also important.
Sep 25, 2014 Press Release
Held at the San Diego County Office of Education, the event featured admissions counselors from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and representatives from various college ROTC programs. After Congressman Peters’ opening remarks, his staff was also on hand to answer specific questions about the Congressional nomination process.