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Scientists and politicians have wrestled with climate change and other environmental issues with mixed results, Scripps scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan told international education officials Tuesday. Now, he said, it’s time for educators and religious leaders to join the debate.
A motion passed by Rep. Scott Peters last week to increase access to health care for veterans and to hold the VA’s feet to the fire apparently led to a house majority vote in favor of the measure Wednesday, July 30.
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) led an effort to keep the House of Representatives in session, urging Speaker John Boehner not to start the planned five-week recess and instead stay in Washington to complete numerous pressing legislative tasks. Rep. Peters was joined by 71 other members in his letter to the Speaker.
Citing a “growing list of pressing matters” on the House’s plate, Rep. Scott Peters led 71 other members of Congress Thursday in an effort to postpone a planned five-week recess.
The Democratic group, which also included Susan Davis and Juan Vargas from the San Diego County delegation, sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging a delay.
UC San Diego Extension’s Leslie Bruce, host of “The Pulse: Issues in Healthcare,” has scheduled an especially notable guest for her monthly podcast.
On Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 am, her guest will be Rep. Scott Peters, (D-Calif.).
The House on Thursday narrowly defeated a Democratic motion to instruct House conferees on the Department of Veterans Affairs overhaul to simply adopt the Senate-passed bill.
The motion offered by Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) was rejected in a close 205-207 vote, with 13 Republicans voting in favor. All 207 no votes were from Republicans.
- U.S. Rep. Scott Peters of San Diego supports lighting the White House blue one night during September’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In this photo he holds a #SignforDAD sign.
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced Monday, July 21 that his office has helped residents of the 52nd District secure more than $1.1 million in benefits to which they are entitled.
The office of Rep. Scott Peters announced Monday it has surpassed the $1.1 million mark in helping obtain benefits that San Diego residents were entitled to from federal agencies but had difficulty receiving.
Like all congressional offices, Peters’ staff includes caseworkers who assist residents having problems with federal agencies.
As wildfires rage throughout the West, congressional Democrats are trying to fast-track a bill that would ensure that the federal wildfire disaster budget retained funding for forest management.