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Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was recognized for his leadership on veterans issues in Washington and selected to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in the 115th Congress. The committee has jurisdiction over the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA hospitals, veterans cemeteries, and legislation in Congress that effects veterans and their families.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) is leading 70 Democratic members of Congress to get answers on how President Trump’s White House drafted and evaluated the Executive Order that suspended refugee admissions and restricted the flow of immigrants from Muslim nations. The chaotic implementation of the order over the weekend led to the detention of hundreds of travelers at U.S. airports and five federal courts issuing stays on portions of the order. Rep.
I am hardly alone in my apprehension about what a Donald Trump presidency means for the State of our Union. As we enter this new era, San Diegans should know that despite my grave concerns, I remain committed to solving problems and fixing a broken Washington, D.C.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) condemned a series of refugee and travel restrictions enacted by President Trump.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed Jerry Sanders, President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, to Washington, D.C. to testify at a hearing on border economics and the role of global engagement in driving our economy and creating high-quality jobs. The bipartisan hearing was held by the Border Caucus to bring local perspectives like Sanders’ to D.C. and counter the rhetoric and proposals of the Trump administration that threaten border commerce.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass the bipartisan HALOS Act to increase access to capital for startups and help entrepreneurs succeed. The bipartisan bill makes a commonsense change to a rule issued by the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) to ensure that entrepreneurs can continue to raise capital through demo days. Demo days are events sponsored by universities, incubators, angel investors, venture capital groups, local governments, or other entities to showcase the work of startup companies.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement reflecting on the fourth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and his advocacy for commonsense gun safety laws:
San Diego – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) held a toy safety demonstration to share information and resources with parents and families during the holiday season, when toy purchases increase. Rep. Peters was joined by consumer and parent advocates, medical professionals and a city firefighter, who all presented ways to reduce risk of injury.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a bipartisan bill that will bring millions of dollars to the San Diego region to improve water security and drought mitigation. The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, a comprehensive water bill that decides water infrastructure projects and policy for the next two years, authorizes projects in the San Diego region and allocates federal funds for water desalination, recycling, and storage projects to support drought-ridden southern California.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass three bills that will increase accountability at the VA, improve the quality of care veterans receive at VA hospitals, and expand and update certain benefits to better serve veterans and their families.