Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Reps. Peters and Coffman Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Veteran PEER Act to Strengthen Peer-to-Peer Veteran Counseling

May 21, 2018 | Press Release
This week, Representatives Scott Peters (CA-52) and Mike Coffman (CO-06) introduced H.R. 5830, the ‘Veteran Partners’ Efforts to Enhance Reintegration (PEER) Act’. The bill authorizes the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to expand the peer-to-peer counseling program to better address the complex mental health care needs of veterans. “Men and women who have served our country may come to... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement Following Failure of Partisan Farm Bill: Bipartisanship Key to Enduring Legislation

May 18, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the partisan Farm Bill failed to pass the House: “The Farm Bill is classic proof of why enduring legislation has to be bipartisan. Any sincere effort to reach out to Democrats would’ve resulted in a bill that easily could have had 300 votes. This is such a break from tradition, and really demonstrates the... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Passage of VA MISSION Act; Applauds Expansion of Critical Health Programs

May 16, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the VA MISSION Act, legislation that improves access to health care for all veterans, by expanding the Veterans’ Administration (VA) Caregiver program to veterans of all eras, extending VA Choice funding for a year, promoting multi-state telehealth and creating a review commission to evaluate how VA medical care property can be better... Read More

Reps. Peters & Bucshon Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide Seniors with Innovative, Non-Opioid Pain Management Options

May 15, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52), and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-8), introduced a bipartisan bill that would give patients greater access to innovative non-opioid alternatives for postoperative pain management. “The opioid crisis has devastated communities across the country. This bill will replace an existing incentive to prescribe opioids with an incentive... Read More

Rep. Peters: Nuclear Waste Bill Passed Today Brings San Onofre Waste Removal Closer

May 10, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined 339 of his colleagues to permit the Department of Energy to begin disposal of millions of pounds of nuclear waste from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in San Diego. The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act authorizes the first transfer of nuclear waste to permanent storage in the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, a... Read More

Opinion: Congressional ‘Queen of the Hill’ Rule Could Finally Achieve DACA Fix

May 10, 2018 | Op-Eds
During district work periods, the days there are no votes in Congress, I spend my time visiting local businesses and attending events throughout San Diego, and hosting meetings in my office with constituents. Meeting new people throughout my district and hearing how the federal government is helping—or hurting—them is one of the best, and most important, parts of the job. While out in the... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Exit Iran Deal

May 9, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after President Trump announced his intention to pull out of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran, the U.S., European allies, China, and Russia: “I voted for the Iran deal because it made sure that America was at the table to negotiate. This action devastates America’s position as a reliable world... Read More

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Advances Rep. Peters’ Bipartisan VA Health Care Transparency and Competition Bill

May 8, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), highlighted the markup and favorable report out of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee of his bipartisan legislation requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award contracts to multiple regional providers for medical supplies. This requirement would drive health care prices down in the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) program by... Read More

Rep. Peters Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

May 7, 2018 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO– Last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) hosted a reception for the participants of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition and their families where he announced the winning submission, “Kaitlyn,” an acrylic painting by Emily Krueger of Canyon Crest Academy. The reception, which took place at The New Children’s Museum also featured a display of all the artwork submitted by San... Read More

Rep. Peters on Resignation of EPA’s Kelly: ‘Welcome News’

May 1, 2018 | Press Release
Five days after U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, called for the investigation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top Superfund chief Albert Kelly, Kelly has resigned his position. Following the controversy surrounding Kelly’s lifetime ban from the banking industry, lack of relevant experience, and potential conflict of interest related... Read More