September 30, 2014
SAN DIEGO – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that he received a 100% voting score from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on their ‘Congressional Voting Record for the 113th Congress.’ The record scores votes on legislation including the Violence Against Women Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, among others.
“I am proud of my record supporting women by promoting educational and economic opportunities, defending their right to make their own healthcare decisions, and ensuring they are legally protected in the tragic situations of domestic violence,” Rep. Peters said. “Pay equity and equal access for women and girls to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education will be critical pieces to growing the economy and keeping our country competitive in coming years.”
“On behalf of the more than 170,000 bipartisan members and supporters of the American Association of University Women, and especially our members in California, I want to thank Rep. Scott Peters for his 100 percent rating in our recently published AAUW Action Fund Congressional Voting Record,” said Lisa Maatz of the AAUW Action Fund. “We admire his record of standing up for women and girls, including his support for equal pay legislation. We also appreciate his opposition to bills that would have weakened the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and further limited women’s access to contraception.”