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Rep. Peters Leads 42 Colleagues in Effort to Stop ‘Early Dismissal’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) continued his effort to convince Speaker John Boehner that the House of Representatives should not adjourn early for seven weeks of campaigning. Yesterday, Rep. Peters led 42 of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Speaker demanding votes on important, pending legislation.

“Instead of sending Congress home for 7 weeks of campaigning, Speaker Boehner should allow us to do the legislative work that our constituents expect and deserve,” Rep. Peters said. “The proposals I have highlighted over the last week would help grow the economy and keep our country competitive, protect our communities and our environment, and ensure we serve our seniors and veterans.”

The letter to Speaker Boehner can be read HERE.

Background on the Fight Against ‘Early Dismissal’

As part of his fight against Speaker Boehner’s move to dismiss Congress early for a 7-week campaign break, Rep. Peters has highlighted legislative priorities that are awaiting action in Congress and should have been addressed before the House adjourned through mid-November. Over the last week and a half, Congressman Peters focused on several pending pieces of legislation: