Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Awarded “Innovator in Biotechnology” for Support of San Diego Biotech, Life Sciences

Apr 19, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was honored by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization with the “Innovator in Biotechnology” award, which recognizes Members of Congress who have championed the biotechnology and life science industries, a key economic sector for the San Diego region that is creating life-changing and life-saving advances, as well as tens of thousands of jobs of the... Read More

Reps. Peters, Bergman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Extend Education and Career Counseling to All Deployed Troops

Apr 18, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Reserve Component Vocational Rehabilitation Parity Act to extend Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reservists and guardsmen who are called to serve during times of war or national emergency. Under current law, the Department of Defense can authorize... Read More

Rep. Peters Blasts Hypocrisy of GOP Balanced Budget Bill Weeks After Tax Plan Added $1.5 Trillion to Deficit

Apr 12, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would require Congress to pass a balanced federal budget, calling it “profoundly hypocritical” for House Republicans to call for a balanced budget just weeks after they passed a tax cut plan that adds $1.8 trillion dollars to the national deficit in a decade.  The bill, passed along a... Read More

Rep. Peters Demands More Accountability, Better Protection of Private Data

Apr 11, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) called on Facebook to assure the American people they will take better steps to protect online privacy and data collection to prevent a massive breach of user information and ensure third-party apps do not misuse any data they are sold. Rep. Peters suggested that any company gathering personal information from online users must take steps to ensure... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Announced Retirement

Apr 11, 2018 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan announced he will retire at the end of his term: “I first met Paul Ryan in the House gym, where we used to work out together in my first term. Although he and I rarely agree on political issues, he is a decent guy who’s dedicated to his family and his country. When Paul became Speaker, I hoped he’... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement Re: MCAS Miramar-based Helicopter Crash

Apr 4, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) offered his prayers for the MCAS Miramar-based servicemembers, who are presumed dead, following the helicopter crash in Imperial County that occurred Tuesday afternoon.  Rep. Peters released the following statement: “I want to offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of our fallen heroes. My... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on the Firing of VA Secretary David Shulkin

Mar 29, 2018 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement in response to the firing of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin: “I want to thank Dr. Shulkin for his service to our country—he was supported by many of us in Congress and veterans across the country—and we accomplished a lot together from the... Read More

Rep. Peters Honoring Vietnam Vets in Pinning Ceremonies Throughout the District Today

Mar 29, 2018 | Press Release
Today, on Vietnam Veterans Day, Rep. Scott Peters is honoring Vietnam-era veterans at events in San Diego by presenting them with lapel pins created as part of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program.  The program was created in 2008 by the Department of Defense so organizations can host events and find other ways to help “a grateful nation in thanking and... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Algae Development in Agriculture

Mar 23, 2018 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bipartisan Algae Agriculture Act of 2018, which would support the development of algae innovation by updating U.S. agricultural policy to ensure this new and emerging sector is eligible for the same investment opportunities as other agricultural sectors. All four co-chairs of the Congressional Algae Caucus are original sponsors. “... Read More

Rep. Peters Praises Gun & School Safety, Border Sewage Clean Up, Defense Funds in Spending Bill

Mar 22, 2018 | Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a federal spending plan that boosts investment in San Diego priorities Peters has fought for since being elected to Congress. It increases the budget for the National Institutes of Health by $3 billion, gives our troops their largest pay raise in more than 10 years, and provides $10 million to address sewer spills along the Tijuana River. The... Read More