Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Government Reform

Scott’s Plan to Fix Congress Now


Make Congress Work: Institute 5-Day Congressional work weeks; require floor vote within 60 days on all bills passed in committee; enforce No Budget, No Pay; Reform the Debt Ceiling process to end government shutdowns and protect America’s credit

Improve our Elections: Require “dark money” SuperPACs disclose campaign contributions above $200; increase voter protections nationwide; make Vote-by-Mail available nationwide; Repeal Citizens United to limit the influence of money in politics

Removing Inefficiency and Government Waste: Enact biennial budgeting process; don’t duplicate but consolidate programs to save money; improve federal purchasing to Buy Smarter and Save

Ensure Ethical Standards: Annual Ethics and Sexual Harassment training for Members and staff; Ban lobbyists from the House Floor; No purchasing First-Class air travel on Taxpayer dime

Increase Transparency & Openness: Require Members to disclose personal crop insurance subsidies; Increase public disclosure of Congressional trips; Require Congress to  increase awareness of services available to constituents and require outside vendors disclose when Congress can provide services for free

Make Government Green: Increase energy efficiency and renewable energy programs in federal buildings; Cut down on paper waste by requiring opt-in to receive government publications; Improve energy sustainability programs in the military.


More information on making congress work here

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Inside Trade – New Dems Say White House In Early Phase Of Building Support For TPA, TPP

The White House effort to gin up support for President Obama's trade agenda and Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in Congress is still in a preliminary phase of trying to sway trade skeptics and has not yet advanced to the point of counting votes, members of the congressional New Democrat Coalition indicated on Wednesday (Feb. 11).

Roll Call - Exclusive: DCCC Announces 14 Incumbents in Frontline Program

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will announce Thursday the first 14 members who will join its Frontline program for the party’s most vulnerable incumbents, according to an early copy of a news release obtained by CQ Roll Call.

The incumbents represent competitive districts, making them likely GOP targets in 2016. The Frontline program,which Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., is chairman of,  provides these members with fundraising and organizational support for their re-elections.

The Hill - Dem bill would withhold lawmaker pay if DHS shuts down

Democratic legislation unveiled in the House would withhold lawmakers' pay if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shuts down on Saturday.

Rep. Brad Ashford (D-Neb.), the bill's sponsor, said members of Congress should go without pay if they miss the deadline for DHS funding.

"All across the country, folks live by the idea that if you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid," Ashford said in a statement. "The same should hold true for members of Congress, and this bill simply codifies that belief."

Jackson County Floridian - Graham co-sponsors bill tying Congress members’ pay to Homeland Security shutdown

Days ahead of a partial Department of Homeland Security shutdown, U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-FL-2, has co-sponsored a bill that would tie the pay of Congress members to the fate of the DHS funding.

“In North Florida, you have to do your job to get a paycheck – the same rules should apply to Congress,” Rep. Graham said in a statement.

“With threats ranging from ISIL to border security, it’s reckless and irresponsible to let the Department of Homeland Security shut down.”

Telephone Town Hall on #FixCongressNow

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) will host a telephone town hall Thursday (2/19/15) evening with constituents across his district to hear what they think about reforming government and getting Congress working again.


To ensure they are contacted for telephone town hall events constituents should contact Congressman Peters’ office either at 858-455-5550 or 202-225-0508.

114th Congress