Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Local Issues

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Mar 19, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) launched the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the 52nd District. The competition, which began in 1982 and has seen more than 650,000 participants, is held annually across the country. Over the last two years participation in our district’s annual competition has more than doubled, growing from 13 submissions in 2013 to 37 submissions in 2014.
Mar 10, 2015 In The News

What place do unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or commonly — if imprecisely — drones) have in our American skies? If you own or operate a small UAS, do you know where you can legally fly it and how you can use it? If you are sipping iced tea in your backyard when a small drone with a video camera flies over your property at eye level, what would be the legal repercussions if you, say, whacked it to the ground with a tennis racket?

Mar 10, 2015 In The News

President Barack Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act during a White House ceremony Thursday, celebrating a "bipartisan action." 

The Clay Hunt SAV Act strives to end the high and increasing number of veteran suicides. 

According to the bill, it will provide a program to help veterans access mental health services in the Department of Veterans Affairs, require the VA to create a website with resources for mental health services and authorize the VA to increase retention of mental health staff. 

Mar 10, 2015 In The News

For the first time since becoming the District 2 Councilmember in 2014, Lorie Zapf made an appearance before the Pacific Beach Town Council.

At the PBTC’s monthly general meeting - held at the Crown Point Jr. Music Academy auditorium on Feb. 18 - Zapf addressed a crowd of about 100, the largest assembly to date, according to past president Ed Reay.

Mar 10, 2015 In The News

San Diego’s homeless population was fifth largest among major American cities last year, but its federal funding from a key source was dramatically less than cities with a fraction of the homeless population.

Mar 10, 2015 In The News

San Diego supporters of President Barack Obama’s plans to protect millions of unauthorized immigrants nationwide from deportation said Tuesday they would not be deterred by a Texas federal judge’s order putting the plans on hold.

“Sí se puede,” Yes we can, chanted a crowd of about 50 demonstrators at Christ the King Community Catholic Church in San Diego. Participants included U.S. Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, immigration activists and representatives of labor groups.

Feb 17, 2015 Event

Feb 3, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) called attention to twelve locations in the 52nd Congressional District where residents who qualify can receive free tax filing assistance. The resources offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are available to all Americans with less than $52,000 in annual income.

Feb 2, 2015 Page

Free Tax Help for Families & Seniors

With tax season just around the corner I am here to let San Diegans know about a number of free tax resources available to them to ensure they aren’t leaving any money on the table when filing their tax return

The three most common programs available to people are Free File, the IRS e-filing program where if you make less than $60,000 you can access the IRS’ free tax prep software on the IRS website.

Jan 28, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize Brian Fennessy, Assistant Fire Chief for Emergency Operations at the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Chief Fennessy testified at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s “Rebuilding After the Storm: Lessening Impacts and Speeding Recovery” hearing to provide expertise on preparedness and community resiliency efforts.