Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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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.
Sep 12, 2014 Success Stories from CA52
After months of receiving the same “in process” letter from the VA, Julie and her mom Nancy came to my office for help getting VA benefits Nancy was due. Within five days we were able to get Nancy her approved for her benefits.
Sep 9, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Peters hosted several roundtable discussions today: a standing room only briefing on the Military Transition Support Project; San Diego’s innovative telehealth and wireless medicine sector; ending the ongoing problem of homelessness among the veterans’ population; discussing bipartisan problem solving with NoLabels.org; and San Diego’s sustainable water future.
Sep 3, 2014 In The News

La Jolla resident and U.S. Congressmember Scott Peters (D-52nd) stopped by the La Jolla Community Center (LJCC) Aug. 26 to update guests on his legislative activities and field questions as part of the LJCC’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Peters, who represented La Jolla on the San Diego City Council (2000-2008) and served as chair of the Port Commission before being elected to Congress in 2012, touched on the political climate in the nation’s capital and his working relationship with other Congressional leaders in the region.

Aug 25, 2014 In The News

A new VA clinic has opened in Sorrento Valley to respond to the influx of veterans in San Diego County.

Officials opened the clinic Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.

The 9,950-square-foot space will provide four primary care teams and 15 exams rooms in addition to team rooms and will be able to treat 17,000 patients a year.

The new clinic was crucial to meet the needs of the burgeoning vet population, said Dr. Robert Smith, chief of staff for the VA health care system in San Diego.

Aug 25, 2014 In The News

Friday’s ribbon-cutting for a Department of Veterans Affairs health clinic in Sorrento Valley is expected to help shorten the appointment backlog for first-time patients, which has grown from an historical average of 19 days to 30 days for primary-care visits.

Those figures are included in a new analysis of wait times at VA clinics coast to coast. The report also shows that while established mental-health patients can see a VA health provider in less than four days, people seeking such services for the first time currently wait an average of almost 40 days.

Aug 22, 2014 In The News

David Williams and Angela Anderson - As hurricane season ramps up, it is more critical than ever that Congress start developing a national strategy to mitigate the impact of storms.

Today, we consistently respond to the last disaster, rather than planning for the next one. As storms, floods and other disasters grow more potent with the onset of climate change, reactive policy is simply not sustainable.

Jul 30, 2014 In The News

UC San Diego Extension’s Leslie Bruce, host of “The Pulse: Issues in Healthcare,” has scheduled an especially notable guest for her monthly podcast.

On Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 am, her guest will be Rep. Scott Peters, (D-Calif.).

“Congressman Peters has been in the forefront of the national healthcare debate, both regionally and in Washington,” said Bruce, co-director of Extension’s Healthcare Delivery and Behavioral Sciences. “At a time when so much about Obamacare is changing so quickly, he’s certain to provide keen insight and perspective on the future of healthcare.”