Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

In The News

Sep 17, 2015 In The News

A San Diego representative said he hopes the next leader of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives will do a better job of uniting both parties in Congress. 

Sep 3, 2015 In The News

As a member of HRC’s San Diego Steering Committee, I have had the opportunity to meet many leaders in the fight for LGBT equality, including my own congressman, Scott Peters.

Sep 2, 2015 In The News

Seeking to improve understanding of life science among students and the general public in the biotech hotbed of San Diego, the La Jolla-Riford Branch Library has opened a groundbreaking public biotech laboratory.

Jul 10, 2015 In The News

Rep. Scott Peters and the California biotech industry cheered the passage of a bill in Congress that increases funding for the National Institutes of Health by nearly $9 billion over five years.

The 21st Century Cures Act passed on a bipartisan 344-77 vote and now goes to the Senate, where a vote is expected in the fall.

Jun 30, 2015 In The News
Now, Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) have matching bills to recognize June as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month” and June 27, 2015, as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day.” Again, no “disorder.” “When we’re losing on average more than 20 veterans a day to suicide, combating the stigma around mental health-care issues could save lives. Hopefully using the term Post-Traumatic Stress without adding the negative connotation that ‘disorder’ brings will lead to a greater utilization of the mental health-care services available,” Peters told us.
Jun 18, 2015 In The News
Rep. Scott Peters hailed a House vote Thursday to replace Obamacare’s tax on medical devices, a levy which has hurt San Diego’s growing medical technology sector.
Jun 11, 2015 In The News
Late last night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) proposed an amendment on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives calling for LGBT equality and non-discrimination provisions in federal transportation and housing programs. The amendment passed with bipartisan support on a 241-184 vote. “No American should be fired or denied a job or place to live for being who they are or because of who they love,”
May 12, 2015 In The News
Recently, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) reintroduced legislation to help communities better prepare for disasters. H.R. 2227, the bipartisan “Strengthening the Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act” gives state and local entities access to information needed to prepare, plan for, and recover from extreme weather events such as catastrophic wildfires that have devastated San Diego communities in the past.
May 11, 2015 In The News
Rep. Scott Peters is spearheading an effort to repeal the medical device excise tax in the Affordable Care Act that has hurt the biotech industry in San Diego. Peters drafted a letter, sent to House Speaker John Boehner, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, that was co-signed by 17 other members of Congress.
Apr 6, 2015 In The News
Last week I picked up a copy of the "La Jolla News", a local weekly publication to learn that "Congressman Scott Peters, whose 52nd District includes La Jolla (Coronado and Poway) has launched the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for district high school students." Given that our national economy increasingly depends on creativity and innovation this looks like a winner, a program that should be one every Representative would embrace, and it costs almost nothing.