I’m ready to work with the President, Republicans, and Democrats on good ideas like revising our tax code to support the middle class, bringing offshore profits back for investment at home, repairing our infrastructure, and strengthening American’s military. But I will draw the line when the White House pursues reckless and extreme plans, like a Muslim registry, defunding Planned Parenthood, a border wall, and reckless policies that pollute our air and water.
San Diegans should know my guiding principles will be:
Loyalty to country and district first, ensuring the White House doesn’t put their own interests before Americans.
Truth and a commitment to using the best information available to address our most pressing challenges. Let’s listen to our scientists and ensure our political discourse is based on fact, not conjecture.
Opportunity for all through investments that put the American Dream within reach, not costly spending on an ineffective multibillion-dollar border wall.
Strength abroad to maintain America as the world’s leader in peace, strength and economic progress, ensuring the White House doesn’t undermine America’s alliances or global standing.
Respect for all to restore compassion and decency to our discourse and our policies, not hateful rhetoric that discriminates and divides us.
I have already opposed reckless decisions made by the President, from the travel ban to withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. As more questions surrounding the President and his associates’ ties to Russia mount, we need an independent commission to determine interference in our election and influence over the White House. All Americans, regardless of party, must stand together in defense of our democracy and our institutions.
More on President’s Administration
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting to fund the government through the rest of Fiscal Year 2019, and President Trump announced he will declare a national emergency to build his multi-billion dollar wall, after Congress did not approve funds to do so. Declaring a national emergency gives the president broad authority to redirect funds Congress previously allocated to other projects. This announcement is expected to be subject to legal challenges.
Today, U.S. Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52) released a statement following President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
“Tonight, President Trump tried to offer a message of bipartisanship and unity. That’s great to hear, but actions speak louder than words.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader McConnell, and President Trump reached a deal that reopens the federal government by extending Fiscal Year 2018 funding levels through February 15. The agreement does not include funding for the border wall.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to reopen the government on the 33rd day of the partial government shutdown. The first bill provides short-term funding for all shuttered agencies through February 28th. The second bill funds shuttered agencies through the fiscal year at spending levels negotiated by the House and Senate, but does not include funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The House expects to vote on another short-term spending bill for DHS tomorrow.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to reaffirm the United States’ membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and to prohibit the Trump Administration from withdrawing from the alliance. The bipartisan NATO Support Act reaffirms the importance of the nearly seven decades old alliance that has ushered in peace and stability across the Atlantic Ocean, and underscores congressional support for NATO.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after declining President Trump’s invitation to the White House amid the ongoing government shutdown:
“Our priority should be to re-open the government, so it can fully serve the American people. Then, we can have a serious discussion about real solutions to border security. I’m not interested in a photo op while Americans are hurting from the longest shutdown in our nation’s history.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) returned to Washington, D.C, recommitted to ending the destructive government shutdown as the one year anniversary of the three-day Republican shutdown in January 2018 nears. House Democrats voted to reopen the government multiple times since the new session of Congress began, providing full fiscal year funding to the agencies shuttered by the lapse in government funding.
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:
Amid a 21-day government shutdown, Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, delivered the Democrat’s Weekly Address Friday afternoon expressing his support for border security and strongly criticizing President Donald Trump’s demand for an extended border wall.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to reopen the government by funding six appropriations bills through the end of Fiscal Year 2019, and funding the Department of Homeland Security until February 8, 2019. The bill would put 380,000 federal employees back to work, and ensure the 420,000 federal government workers who were working without pay will be reimbursed for the duration of the shutdown.