Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Trump’s Tariffs Will Hurt Our Economy and Global Standing

Mar 21, 2018 | Op-Eds
The United States entered the 21st century as the world’s undeniable economic leader. After World War II, the United States led the transition to a peacetime, global economy and the United States prospered as other nations invested in our goods, services and industries. In the decades after, our economic and political strategy hinged on open markets, booming international trade, and avoiding... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls on GOP Colleagues to Protect Mueller, Supports Special Counsel Independence Protection Act

Mar 19, 2018 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, which would create a judicial check on the executive branch’s ability to remove a special counsel. He released the following statement regarding protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “We have to fight to protect our democracy every day, and it is well past time... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on the Passing of Colleague Louise Slaughter

Mar 16, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on the passing of his colleague Louise Slaughter who succumbed to injuries she suffered after falling in her home. “Louise Slaughter will be remembered as a tireless advocate for women and for working families, and also for her kindness, resiliency, and unwavering belief in doing what’s right. She will always be a... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bill to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools

Mar 15, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted for the STOP School Violence Act, which reauthorizes the Secure Our Schools grant program to provide training for school personnel on preventing violence and technical assistance to develop threat assessment and procedures to anonymously report emergencies. The bill does not allow for taxpayers dollars to be spent on training teachers to... Read More

Rep. Peters Backs Two Bipartisan Bills to Protect Veterans

Mar 14, 2018 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass two bills that improve the access to health care for veterans and increase the penalty for those who defraud veterans in pursuit of their benefits. According to the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau, San Diego County has the third-largest veteran population in the nation. Every year, more than 20,000... Read More

Rep. Peters: Blocked Broadcom Deal A Win for San Diego Innovation, National Security

Mar 12, 2018 | Press Release
Rep. Peters released the following statement after President Trump blocked Broadcom’s proposed buyout of San Diego-based Qualcomm, citing national security concerns: “In a letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, I laid out these very same national security concerns over the hostile takeover of Qualcomm cited in the Executive Order. I requested the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United... Read More

Rep. Peters to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Competition and Transparency within the VA Health Care System

Mar 7, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced he will introduce a bill with Congressman Jim Banks (IN-3) that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award contracts to multiple regional providers for medical supplies. This requirement would improve the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) program by increasing transparency and creating competition to drive health care... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Increase Transparency in Government, Protect Whistleblowers

Mar 6, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass three bills to increase transparency and accountability in government. The reforms would protect the integrity of merit-based public service positions, increase support for whistleblowers, and prohibit paying for portraits of federal officers and employees with taxpayer dollars. “I can’t believe these accountability measures aren’t... Read More

Rep. Peters Blasts Trump for Failure to Meet Self-Imposed March 5th Deadline for DREAMer Fix

Mar 5, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) underscored the importance of passing a permanent solution to protect our country’s DREAMers and encouraged them to reapply and renew their DACA status. Last September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration would end the DACA program and cease accepting applications to it in October. In January, a federal judge in... Read More

Rep. Peters Shares His Plan to Fix the Student Debt Crisis at SXSW EDU Annual Conference

Mar 5, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) boosted his plan to reduce the burden of student loan debt at the eighth annual South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU conference, which brings together innovative stakeholders to discuss the future of education. Rep. Peters spoke on the first panel, “From DC to Memphis: Solving the #StudentDebtCrisis,” about his work to help recent graduates pay down their... Read More