Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Calls for Censure of President Trump Following Press Conference with Putin

Jul 16, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after the conclusion of President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki: “President Trump’s disgraceful remarks in Helsinki betray our American democracy in the face of its most dangerous adversary. His alarming dismissal of the American intelligence community’s unanimous assessment that Russia waged... Read More

Rep. Peters Celebrates San Diego Pride Weekend

Jul 13, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the LGBT Pride Festival celebration this weekend in San Diego: “Each Pride Month, we have a lot to celebrate in San Diego. Our city has historically been a leader in LGBT rights and has helped our region and state advance equality for all. This year, we made history again when our own State Senator Toni... Read More

Rep. Peters Announces $7.94 Million Grant Awarded to Regional Task Force on the Homeless

Jul 13, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced a $7.94 million Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant awarded to the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) to help them identify homeless youth in San Diego and connect them to housing services, as part of their ongoing effort to prevent and end youth homelessness. “Youth are often hidden among... Read More

Veterans Committee Passes Rep. Peters’ Bill to Give Guardsmen and Reservists Full Job Training and Education Benefits

Jul 12, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) bipartisan bill to provide guardsmen and reservists the same educational and employment benefits, regardless of how they were called to serve, passed the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Currently, two reservists serving side-by-side on active duty may not receive the same vocational-rehab benefits simply because of the authority under which they... Read More
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Rep. Peters on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation: Welcome and Long Overdue

Jul 5, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to resign. “Scott Pruitt’s resignation is welcome and long overdue. As EPA Administrator, he wrongfully put personal interests over environmental stewardship and public health. Instead of focusing on protecting our land, air, and water for future generations, Pruitt... Read More

Rep. Peters: Bipartisan Defense Spending Bill Boosts San Diego Priorities

Jun 28, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass the bipartisan Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act of 2019, which allocates all defense spending for the 2019 fiscal year including funding for military personnel, operations and maintenance, procurement, and research and development. “San Diegans know that a fifth of our region’s economy comes from the critical role we play... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

Jun 28, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released a statement following Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement that he will retire effective July 31: “I thank Justice Kennedy for his independent jurisprudence and his service to the Court and his country. I hope the president will nominate a candidate who is of similar caliber and fairness and who will carefully consider the... Read More
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Rep. Peters Denounces Republican Go-It-Alone Immigration Legislation

Jun 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined a bipartisan majority to defeat Speaker Ryan’s immigration bill, which failed by a 121-301 vote. “Make no mistake: this bill was no compromise. We wasted two weeks on bills that had no chance of passing. Instead of holding Dreamers and detained children hostage to the border wall, we should vote on bills to give Dreamers certainty and reunite... Read More
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Rep. Peters: Janus v. AFSCME Decision Hurts Public Servants

Jun 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released a statement following the 5-4 Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME decision, upending 40 years of precedent in collective bargaining rights: “The Supreme Court Janus ruling is a blatant, ideological attack on public servants, who have fought for rights that benefit all workers. It overturns decades of precedent that ensured fair pay and safe... Read More

Rep. Peters Decries Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

Jun 26, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold 5-4 President Trump’s Muslim travel ban in the Trump v. Hawaii decision: “I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold this dangerous and cruel policy. This decision emboldens the President to enact discriminatory policies, under the false guise of national... Read More

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