Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Jun 1, 2017 In The News

Rep. Scott Peters criticized President Trump’s proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health and called for “reliable and consistent” science funding.

May 31, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump looks poised to withdraw from the Paris climate accord this week, which would likely infuriate supporters of the treaty while pleasing many Republican members of Congress and other hard-line conservatives.

May 28, 2017 In The News

It’s not uncommon to hear baby boomers regale their kids and grandkids with tales of the good old days when flipping burgers and a little bit of help from your parents was all it took to afford a college education.

Now one lawmaker is drawing on that experience as inspiration to help today’s student loan borrowers pay back their debts.

May 18, 2017 In The News

Two San Diego Congressmen from opposing parties shared the annual “Tech Legislator of the Year” award Thursday from an international trade association for top technology companies.

Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican, and Rep. Scott Peters, a Democrat, shared the Information Technology Industry Council‘s award in the House of Representatives.

May 17, 2017 In The News

People often call Rep. Scott Peters’ office with a question that doesn’t have a good answer: How do I get a space in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery?

The bad news isn’t new news. You basically can’t.

The iconic Point Loma veterans cemetery has been closed to new casket burials since 1966, and the last open niche for ashes was filled in 2014.

May 10, 2017 In The News

President Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James B. Comey on Tuesday, stating that his ouster was required to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI.

May 9, 2017 In The News

Rep. Scott Peters called President Trump’s firing Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey a “brazen assault” on American democracy.

“Firing law enforcement officers who may be investigating you or your associates and then appointing their replacements is something that happens in dictatorships — not in the United States of America,” said the Democratic Congressman from La Jolla.

May 5, 2017 In The News

In our last column, Darrell Issa (R-49), Duncan Hunter (R-50), and Susan Davis (D-53) had each held town hall events in their respective districts, and as we noted at the time, the tenor of the gatherings was much different for the Republican members of Congress than it was for Susan Davis — her town hall was much friendlier than those of her colleagues.

May 4, 2017 In The News

In February, in his joint address to Congress, President Trump promised to work with both parties to promote clean air and clean water. The president’s actions, however, do not reflect the words he delivered to us that day. Among his first actions: appointing an Environmental Protection Agency administrator who made his name trying to block that very agency from keeping our water clean.

May 2, 2017 In The News

Biometric identification technologies could be a key tool not only for bolstering immigration security, but also to negotiate the stormy political landscape that surrounds a planned border wall.

"We're looking for ways to make the border work more efficiently, not shut it down," said Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) in remarks at the Connect ID conference in Washington.