Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Votes to Raise Minimum Wage

Jul 18, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act, a bill he cosponsored to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour nationwide over six years. He has also advocated for a regional minimum wage, which creates a variable minimum wage tailored to reflect the cost of living, by region. California’s minimum wage is already set to reach $15 an hour by 2022, which is... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes Against Cadillac Tax Repeal Without Budget Offsetting

Jul 17, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against repealing the “Cadillac tax,” because it did not include replacement revenue, corresponding cuts to other spending, or another way to rein in healthcare costs for millions of Americans. The Cadillac tax is a 40 percent tax on high-cost health insurance plans, enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act, to help offset the cost of expanding coverage... Read More

Rep. Peters Praises Passage of Bill Strengthening Northern Triangle Relations, Reflects on Texas Border Trip

Jul 16, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after H.R. 2615, the United States-Northern Triangle Enhancement Engagement Act, passed the House of Representatives yesterday: “Over the weekend, I visited the Texas-Mexico border with 19 of my colleagues. As I said before I toured the migrant facilities, Congress must provide proper oversight of the administration’s policies... Read More

Reps. Peters, Rush Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Precision Diagnostics, Treatment

Jul 16, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) and Rep. Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) along with Rep. George Holding (NC-02) introduced the bipartisan Medicare Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical Payment Equity Act of 2019. The bill would expand patient access to highly-targeted, precision diagnostics that result in more accurate diagnoses and treatment of diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, so patients can get... Read More

Rep. Peters to Visit Central American Migrants, Cross Texas-Mexico Border with His Colleagues

Jul 12, 2019 | Press Release
Tomorrow, July 13, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) will join Congressmen Filemon Vela (TX-34) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) at their invitation to visit the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas. Rep. Peters and 19 other members of Congress from across the country will visit border facilities following last week’s Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG)... Read More

Rep. Peters Presides Over House Defense Votes, Joins Colleagues to Pass DOD Bill Boosting San Diego Investments

Jul 12, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which approves defense-related funding levels and sets policy for the coming year. Yesterday, Peters presided over a portion of the debate and votes on the NDAA to underscore his commitment to our military men, women, and families as well as the significance of the defense spending... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces Bill to Strengthen Oversight of Migrant Facilities on Military Bases

Jul 11, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Ensuring Conditions are Humane by Oversight (ECHO) Act, a bill that would help ensure the Office of Inspector General (OIG) personnel can perform surprise inspections of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) migrant facilities when located on military bases. The bill would require the Secretary of... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces Veterans Housing Legislation Ahead of Independence Day

Jul 2, 2019 | Press Release
Last week, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced H.R. 3516, the Fair Housing Improvement Act, to protect veterans and low-income families from unfair housing practices. Under current law, landlords can discriminate against people who use vouchers to pay rent, which includes veterans and low-income families. The Fair Housing Improvement Act expands protections in the Fair Housing Act of 1968 to... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Election Security Reforms Ahead of 2020

Jul 1, 2019 | Press Release
Last week, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act to safeguard our elections from foreign interference. The bill requires voter-verified paper ballots for all votes, either hand-marked by the voter or by a ballot machine that cannot count votes; requires voting machines to be manufactured in the United States; and prohibits voting machines from... Read More

Rep. Peters, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Protect Seniors’ Access to Life-Saving Diagnostic Services

Jun 28, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bipartisan Laboratory Access for Beneficiaries (LAB) Act with his colleagues, Reps. Richard Hudson (NC-08), George Holding (NC-02), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12). This bill directs the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)—in consultation with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—to conduct a... Read More