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Aug 20, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters was at Naval Base Coronado for the signing of the largest renewable energy purchase in history by an American federal entity. The deal between the U.S. Navy and Sempra Energy will bring solar energy from the new Mesquite 3 facility in Arizona to power portions of 14 Navy and Marine Corps installations across California, including every installation in San Diego County. There are seven military bases in the 52nd Congressional District.
Aug 11, 2015 Press Release
Jul 17, 2015 Press Release
"While there is work to be done, particularly around expanding non-discrimination protections that we enjoy in California to the rest of the country and in supporting the transgender community, we should take time to reflect on the hard-fought victories of recent months and years."
Jul 16, 2015 Press Release
“Two of the deadliest wildfires in California history, the Witch and Cedar fires, occurred in San Diego and killed 17 people; this is also a matter of life and death,” Congressman Peters continued. “The images of depleted reservoirs, lakes, and streams drying up abound, and millions of dead trees litter our forests. As the New York Times reported just yesterday, ‘For those who know fire, fuel is all they see.’”
Jul 14, 2015 Press Release
Today, H.R. 1047, the “Housing Assistance Efficiency Act,” introduced by Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) passed the United States House of Representatives.
Jun 30, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) joined forces to introduce H.R. 2909, the “Protecting Firefighters and Promoting Innovation Act.” This bipartisan legislation will leverage innovative technologies for California firefighters, reducing risks for first responders and improving the effectiveness of wildfire fighting strategies.
Jun 5, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters was recognized as ‘Legislator of the Year’ by the San Diego County Art Education Association (SDCAEA). This is the second year the SDCAEA, a volunteer association of Visual Arts Educators in San Diego County with the singular objective of enhancing quality Visual Arts Education throughout the county, has honored an elected official in the region for their work to support arts education.
Jun 1, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke on the House floor supporting his amendment to H.R. 1335 to give communities input and increase the ability of local agencies to hold polluters more accountable after an oil or hazardous materials spill.
May 12, 2015 In The News
Recently, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) reintroduced legislation to help communities better prepare for disasters. H.R. 2227, the bipartisan “Strengthening the Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act” gives state and local entities access to information needed to prepare, plan for, and recover from extreme weather events such as catastrophic wildfires that have devastated San Diego communities in the past.
May 4, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and representatives from Zero8Hundred met with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Robert McDonald, to discuss the innovative approach San Diego is taking in providing assistance to service members as they transition into civilian life and employment.