More on Local Issues
Dec 6, 2013
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for H.R. 3518, the ‘Restarting Local Economies Act,’ which would expand opportunities for localities to compete more easily for federal redevelopment grant awards. This would be of particular benefit for cities in California, including San Diego, which were hit especially hard by the closure of redevelopment agency offices across the state.
Dec 5, 2013
While I support patent reform that provides more transparency in patent ownership, I want to ensure that the right piece of legislation is put forward – one that deters bad actors but does not unfairly burden universities, start-up companies, and small and large businesses alike. It is my hope that we can bring all interested parties to the table for future reforms to ensure that we maintain our nation’s competitive advantage in innovation and entrepreneurism.
Dec 4, 2013
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced there would be a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase for veterans, families, and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits through the VA. Peters is also a cosponsor of two pieces of legislation that support the same action taken by the VA today.
Dec 3, 2013
Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would tap wireless technology to prevent complications and deaths due to chronic diseases. According to Peters, the Health Savings Through Technology Act, H.R. 3577, advocates “a smarter way to deliver health care in the United States.”
Nov 26, 2013
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) honored his commitment to donating to charity the pay he earned during the government shutdown. Prior to a tour of the Turk Family Center, he presented a check to the Jewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego for their University City Older Adult Center, helping to pay for the meals it serves to area seniors.
Nov 21, 2013
“The vast majority of Americans now use some sort of mobile device today; people can now monitor glucose levels, track calories, or be alerted to harmful drug interactions over their phone or tablet,” Congressman Peters said. “San Diego is ahead of the curve in wireless health care discovery so providing incentives for it supports economic growth in my district, and helps bend the cost curve across the country.”
Nov 19, 2013
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) led the effort to highlight his resolution, H.Res. 401, designating the third Tuesday in November as "National Entrepreneurs' Day." The resolution highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners and those starting new ventures across the country. The inspiration for the resolution came in response to the passing of San Diego innovator Duane Roth earlier this year. Recently, the City and County of San Diego both passed resolutions honoring Duane and establishing days to honor local entrepreneurs.
Nov 19, 2013
Over the past century, the United States has maintained its position as the global leader in innovation. This is due, mostly, to the optimistic and adventurous spirit of American entrepreneurs. But it also due in part to the investments in science and technology our nation has historically made, which support the research and creativity needed to pursue new ventures.
Nov 18, 2013
In an in-studio interview at KUSI 11.18.13 Scott talks about the poor rollout of the ACA and the resolution he introduced for a National Entrepreneurs' Day.