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, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after Attorney General Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public:
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the Special Counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election was delivered to the Department of Justice:
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) questioned the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought after President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget. The budget blueprint calls for major cuts to education, environmental protection, energy, health care, and housing programs. Rep. Peters was recently appointed to the House Budget Committee.
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after voting to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration:
“After failing to convince Congress and the American people to pay for his archaic, multi-billion dollar wall that won’t make us safer, President Trump is circumventing congressional authority and risking national security. His rash declaration could undermine dozens of real national security programs across the nation.
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.