Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Op-Eds

May 15, 2015 Op-Eds
An affordable higher education for every American willing to work for it is central to ensuring future generations can achieve the American Dream and is directly tied to our nation’s ability to compete in the global economy. I would not have been able to attend college without student loans and work study programs opening the door for me. We should be making it easier and more affordable for students to go to college, not pushing it financially out of reach for more and more families.
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Apr 23, 2015 Op-Eds
Let's take a cue from the Pentagon and the private sector - enterprises that already account for the costs of carbon. The idea that we have to choose between economic growth and environmental sustainability is a false one and should be rejected. Barring agencies from including the social cost of carbon is not just a backward approach, but threatens our country's ability to create high-quality jobs and to ensure our nation's future security. Congress should embrace the use of the social cost of carbon as a way to increase informed policy making.
Mar 19, 2015 Op-Eds
Seniors’ healthcare is too important to play politics with. Three straight years of real cuts is enough. For the sake of the seniors we represent and the better healthcare system we all want, it is time for CMS to use its authority to stabilize Medicare Advantage rates.
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Jan 28, 2015 Op-Eds

After last November’s election, Democrats in Congress are at our lowest numbers since President Herbert Hoover. This week’s House Democratic Caucus retreat offers us a chance to take a hard look at ourselves to see why. 

Nov 18, 2014 Op-Eds
But on National Entrepreneurs' Day, we also have a responsibility to ensure that our policies help give every would-be business owner a fair shot in this economy. That means supporting two key bipartisan priorities: comprehensive tax reform and common-sense regulatory reform.
Oct 20, 2014 Op-Eds
We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.
Oct 15, 2014 Op-Eds
Now that this legislation has become law, Congress and community leaders must continue to provide aggressive oversight over the VA to ensure that our veterans are receive the benefits and care that they were promised and deserve.
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Sep 18, 2014 Op-Eds
Americans are seeing an uptick in the number of extreme weather events damaging our communities. We are also seeing an increase in their price tag. Globally, the amount of disaster-related assistance has quadrupled in the past three decades. With climate change, we know these disasters will grow in impact and in cost.
Sep 15, 2014 Op-Eds
To get our economy back on track we should be figuring out more ways to help businesses as effectively as this Bank does instead of contemplating getting rid of an agency that creates jobs, grows businesses, contributes to deficit reduction, and supports our global competitiveness. It is imperative that Congress reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.
Sep 10, 2014 Op-Eds
Since taking office in January 2013, I’ve toured over 100 companies, research labs, and universities and have heard directly from business leaders and their employees about what Congress can do to grow the economy and create jobs.

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