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Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence following the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue:
“Madame Speaker, it is with great sadness that I rise today to speak of the tragic shooting that took place at Chabad of Poway on Saturday. As the synagogue celebrated the last day of Passover, a 19-year-old terrorist walked in and opened fire with an assault rifle. One woman was killed, and three others were badly hurt.
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after news that a gunman attacked the Chabad of Poway synagogue late this morning:
“Earlier today, the Poway and San Diego community tragically learned that a gunman attacked the Chabad of Poway synagogue, on this, the last day of Passover, a day that is supposed to be a celebration of faith and freedom. I am thinking of, and praying for, the victim who has passed away, those hurt, and the community deeply affected.
Congressman Scott Peters of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congressman discussed Democrats’ support for smart, effective border security solutions and called on President Trump and Senator McConnell to re-open government now. Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded here.
Below is a full transcript of the address:
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) recently joined his colleagues to pass the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, legislation that ensures that students borrowing federal loans have the information they need to manage their student loan debt. Peters also recently returned from travel with a congressional delegation to Guyana, Suriname, Honduras, and Brazil, where he met with officials to discuss climate change, immigration, and national defense.
As the Trump administration continues to fortify the fencing between Tijuana and San Diego, U.S. and Mexican authorities on Wednesday celebrated a different kind of border project: a new pedestrian inspection facility for northbound border crossers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) defended his co-sponsorship of the Keeping Families Together Act, which would immediately halt separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the right thing to do. Noting border issues are “complicated,” Peters said asylum seekers “have a right to a hearing and we want to give them that.” Concerning asylum seekers, Peters said, “There’s no reason not to treat them humanely.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $7.94 million grant to the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) to help identify homeless youth in San Diego and connect them to housing services.