In The News
Jenny Bourne - The White House announced Monday they will outline a plan to expand background checks for gun sales and increase funding for mental health treatment.
According to CNN, President Obama said he wanted to create new restrictions on gun laws in the wake of several mass shootings.
On Dec. 18, Congress passed the $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, otherwise known as the omnibus spending bill that will fund and keep the U.S. government open and running until September 2016.
Representative Scott Peters has formally submitted a letter to the Federal Aviation Association asking them to listen to San Diego residents concerns about the possible new flight path over Point Loma. Peters emphasized the "Red Dot" agreement which the FAA and San Diego residents agreed upon almost twenty years ago.
Congressman Scott Peters expressed hopefulness that the newly elected Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, can foster bipartisan solutions in his new role.
A 90-minute visit Monday to the University of San Diego campus by Gina McCarthy, top administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, produced a powerful opportunity for USD faculty and students to connect what they do in the classroom and through research to important issues the federal government organization tackles to produce viable solutions.
Chris Jennewein - With the United States less than two weeks away from a potentially catastrophic default, Rep. Scott Peters has introduced two bills aimed at ending the political brinkmanship.
Peters, who represents Coronado, Poway and much of San Diego, introduced the “Protect America’s Credit Act” and the “Pay Down the Debt Act” late Tuesday.
A federal funding formula some local officials have criticized as unfair San Diego’s efforts to help homeless people will be re-examined next year, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro said Monday.
Castro was in San Diego to tour the Hotel Churchill, a landmark downtown hotel that is being renovated into 72 affordable units for veterans and others.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department hosted some impressive guests Wednesday in an attempt to boost the county's wildfire protection.
Soon-to-be SDFRD Chief Brian Fennessy took Rep. Scott Peters (D-52) and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on a tour above San Diego County in Copter 2.