Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Votes Against Mattis Waiver After Trump Blocks Testimony

Jan 12, 2017 | Press Release
“This is how we keep tyranny from walking in the front door.” WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in the House Armed Services Committee against granting a waiver for General James Mattis to be confirmed as Secretary of Defense after President-elect Trump blocked General Mattis from testifying in front of the committee. The waiver is needed to... Read More

Rep. Peters Named to Influential Energy and Commerce Committee for 115th Congress

Jan 11, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was selected by his Democratic colleagues to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee during the 115th Congress. The committee has jurisdiction over legislation and regulation pertaining to energy and the environment, healthcare, telecommunications, and interstate commerce, making it one of the most influential policy-... Read More

Rep. Peters Proposes ‘60 Day Rule’ to Break Gridlock in Congress

Jan 10, 2017 | Press Release
Bill is part of Rep. Peters’ Fix Congress Now plan Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the 60 Day Rule Act, a bipartisan bill that would change the rules of the House of Representatives to break gridlock and make Congress more productive. The proposal would require any bill approved by a House committee to be voted on by the entire House of Representatives within 60... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Russian Election Interference Report

Jan 6, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on the declassified report issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election: “This report is unambiguous in its assessment that Russian interference in our election was directed by Vladimir Putin, enabled by Wikileaks, and sought to... Read More

Rep. Peters Reaffirms Commitment to Bilateral, Two-State Solution to Israel-Palestine Peace Process

Jan 5, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted with a broad bipartisan majority to pass legislation that disapproves of the contentious United Nations Security Council resolution 2234 passed in December. The Security Council resolution, which the United States abstained from voting on, criticizes Israeli and Palestinian actions and their effects on the peace process.... Read More

Rep. Peters Opposes Rules Designed to Keep Americans in the Dark about Their Congress

Jan 3, 2017 | Press Release
Condemns Attempt to Gut Congressional Ethics Office WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) opposed the rules package for the new Congress that included a provision to impose fines on members who take videos or live stream from the House floor. This was in direct response to Rep. Peters’ live streaming of the House Democratic sit-in in July to make sure the... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on United Nations Security Council Resolution

Dec 23, 2016 | Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) releaasd the following statement on the United Nations Security Council Resolution: The construction of settlements in territory that would be part of an independent Palestine undercuts efforts to bring consensus on a two-state solution. However, today's United Nations Security Council Resolution goes against the fundamental... Read More
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Rep. Peters Announces Changes to San Diego, Washington Staffs

Dec 21, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), announced changes to his congressional staffs in San Diego and Washington, D.C. that will bring three more San Diegans onto his team for 2017. Robert Phillpott is departing as the District Scheduler this week and will be replaced by Hannah Stern, a Coronado native and University of California, San Diego graduate with an M.S. in... Read More
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Rep. Scott Peters Presents Overdue Bronze Star to World War II Veteran

Dec 20, 2016 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) presented a long-overdue Bronze Star Medal to U.S. Army veteran, Corporal Jack Thorpe, of Bay Park. Mr. Thorpe served during World War II, serving in Germany as part of the 4th Armored Division of General Patton’s 3rd Army, that spearheaded the Allied advance through Europe, including the siege of Bastogne, which was part of the... Read More
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Rep. Peters Reflects on the Fourth Anniversary of the Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Dec 14, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement reflecting on the fourth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and his advocacy for commonsense gun safety laws: “Today I think about the lives that were tragically cut short four years ago –six educators who should still be alive and doing their important... Read More

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