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Chris Jennewein - As the 114th Congress convened on Tuesday, Rep. Scott Peters issued a list of 10 New Year’s resolutions ranging from creating jobs and supporting the military to comprehensive action on immigration.
The Democrat from La Jolla, who narrowly won a second term by beating challenger Carl DeMaio in November, was sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that Navy and Marine Corps housing units in the San Diego area will receive rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a purchase power agreement between Lincoln Military Housing and SolarCity. The deal, one of SolarCity's largest residential undertakings under its SolarStrong Initiative, will provide solar power to nearly 6,000 homes across 27 privatized neighborhoods, with pending design and interconnection approvals could generate 20 megawatts (MW) or more of solar energy.
Celebrating innovation: Last fall, Rep. Scott Peters, D-S.D., introduced a resolution designating the third Tuesday of November as “National Entrepreneurs Day.” He singled out Duane Roth, the CEO of Connect, a business pioneer who had died tragically that August in a cycling mishap.
This Tuesday marked the second anniversary of the special day lauding innovators. Peters and fellow members of the House New Democratic Coalition joined in a “tweet” storm touting National Entrepreneurs Day.