Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Search form

Latest News

Rep. Peters Introduces Bill to Increase Transparency of Government Contracts

Dec 6, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced a bill to help ensure that the federal government gets what it pays for on federal construction contracts. The Stop Unfair Bid Shopping Act (SUBS Act) would require general or lead contractors on projects valued at $1.5 million or more to list those subcontractors proposed to perform work valued at more than $100,000 as part of their... Read More

Rep. Peters Elected New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair

Nov 30, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was elected as a New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair. The Coalition’s solutions-oriented mentality drives their commitment to collaboration and working across the political spectrum to find common ground. The New Democrat Coalition grew significantly with the election of dozens of new members this year and will be an important coalition as Democrats take... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls on VA to Correct GI Bill Payment Errors

Nov 29, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) demanded the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) give certainty to veterans who received incorrect GI Bill payments after implementation of their new IT system caused delays. During a meeting of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Rep. Peters questioned members of the Veterans Benefits Administration about recent reports that the VA would not... Read More

Rep. Peters Announces Funding Fix for Mid-Coast Trolley

Nov 28, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced an additional $80.02 million in FY2018 Capital Investment Grant (CIG) funding to San Diego’s Mid-Coast Light Rail Project.  “I have been a strong advocate for public transit in San Diego and securing federal funding for the Mid-Coast Trolley extension from... Read More

Rep. Peters Reacts to San Ysidro Border Closing and Treatment of Asylum Seekers

Nov 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the November 25 closure of the San Ysidro Port of Entry and the treatment of immigrants approaching the border: “I was extremely alarmed at the use of tear gas by United States border forces on families – including small children – fleeing violence and seeking a better life. This militarization, coupled with... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement On Thousand Oaks Shooting & Coronado Grad Killed Helping Others

Nov 8, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the tragic mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California: “I don’t have any more words to express the sadness of yet another community torn apart by gun violence. San Diego tragically lost one of our own last night: Justin Meek, a Coronado High School graduate. I’m thankful for the bravery of Justin Meek and first... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls for Unity Following Pittsburgh Massacre

Oct 29, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released a statement following the devastating shooting in Pittsburgh, as communities across the country come together to mourn: “As our nation mourns the loss of eleven Americans killed in a senseless act of gun violence this weekend, we must all take a moment to reflect on how we can promote kindness, tolerance, respect, and dignity. We... Read More

Rep. Peters Reacts to Threats Towards Journalists, Political Leaders

Oct 25, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) reacted to reports of explosive devices sent to Democratic political leaders and CNN in New York: “As Americans, we value civil disagreement as one of our country’s founding principles, but acts of violence are never the answer to ideological differences. The President has encouraged violence towards journalists, calling them enemies of the people,... Read More

Rep. Peters Slams Trump’s Plan to Cut Central American Foreign Aid

Oct 24, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) slammed President Trump’s announcement that he is considering pulling foreign aid from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador in response to migrants currently in Mexico making a months-long journey toward the American border: “I learned U.S. foreign aid is essential to promoting stability, economic growth, and prosperity when I visited Central and... Read More

Rep. Peters Named a 2018 ‘Fiscal Hero’ by Campaign to Fix the Debt

Oct 23, 2018 | Press Release
Today, on the 32nd anniversary of the Tax Reform Act, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced he was named a 2018 Fiscal Hero by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a non-partisan group affiliated with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, for his commitment to fiscal responsibility in government. Peters is one of just ten members of Congress to receive this award. “Our national... Read More