Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters on Mueller Report: Congress Must Now Exercise Its Coequal Oversight Authority

Apr 18, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after Attorney General Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public: “Though it will take time to review the full Special Counsel’s report, I am deeply troubled by what we know already. The report lays out in precise detail 10... Read More

Rep. Peters Unveils The Climate Playbook: Recommendations for Immediate Congressional Action

Apr 10, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) unveiled The Climate Playbook, a comprehensive plan he compiled of already existing legislation authored by both Republicans and Democrats, many of which have already earned bipartisan support. These legislative proposals together would take immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gasses and slow—even reverse—the effects of climate change. They are organized into... Read More

It's time to make smart changes to federal disaster response protocol

Apr 9, 2019 | Op-Eds
As floodwaters in Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa recede, the cleanup is just beginning. In our home states, fires in California and hurricanes in North Carolina took the lives of loved ones and neighbors, caused irreparable damage to communities and businesses, and cost the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars. According to the Federal Emergency Management... Read More

Peters, McBath, and Blunt Rochester Introduce New Personal Savings and Retirement Bill

Apr 8, 2019 | Press Release
Today, Reps. Scott Peters (CA-52), Lucy McBath (GA-06), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) are introducing H.R. 2120, the Saving for the Future Act, legislation to address the nation’s retirement savings crisis and help ensure that Americans are able to afford emergency expenses. The Saving For the Future Act establishes a minimum employer contribution to a savings plan of 50 cents per hour... Read More

Reps. Peters, Craig’s Bill to Lower Health Insurance Premiums Passes Committee

Apr 4, 2019 | Press Release
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s (MN-02) first piece of healthcare legislation - the State Health Care Premium Reduction Act, cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52), passed the Energy and Commerce Committee last night, moving one step closer to addressing one of the biggest and most immediate concerns facing hardworking American families right now: affordable health care. The State Health Care... Read More

Reps. Peters, Meadows Introduce Federal Disaster Reform Bill

Apr 2, 2019 | Press Release
Last week, Reps. Scott Peters (CA-52) and Mark Meadows (NC-11) introduced H.R. 1984, the bipartisan Disclosing Aid Spent to Ensure Relief (DISASTER) Act, which increases transparency and accountability of federal expenses on disaster relief. The federal government does not have a single estimate of how much money is spent on disaster-related assistance. The Budget Control Act (BCA) requires... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Landmark Paycheck Fairness Act

Mar 27, 2019 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after he helped pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which strengthens current equal pay and civil rights laws to give women more tools to contest unfair pay: “In 2019, women still earn just 80 cents, on average, for every dollar earned by men. It is past time to give every American equal economic... Read More

Rep. Peters: AG Barr Must Release Declassified Version of Mueller Report

Mar 22, 2019 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the Special Counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election was delivered to the Department of Justice: “Last week, the House voted unanimously to make Special Counsel Mueller’s report public. Now that the Special Counsel has delivered the report to the Department of Justice, the... Read More

Trump Budget Director Admits No Plan B if Inflated Growth Projections Aren’t Realized

Mar 12, 2019 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) questioned the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought after President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget. The budget blueprint calls for major cuts to education, environmental protection, energy, health care, and housing programs. Rep. Peters was recently appointed to the House Budget Committee. “Instead of... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Sweeping Bill to Strengthen Democracy

Mar 8, 2019 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the For the People Act, a bill he cosponsored to improve campaign finance disclosure, protect and expand voting access, and hold public officials accountable to the American public. “Americans asked, and we listened: the For the People Act delivers on our promise to fix our broken democracy and bring transparency to Congress, the White... Read More