Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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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

Why a Qualcomm takeover could have grave consequences

Mar 2, 2018 | Op-Eds
San Diegans celebrate our partnership in the national defense. We’re a home port for Navy vessels and a center of Marine Corps recruiting and training. We’re an officially designated Coast Guard City. We’re home to shipyards for construction and repair, companies that specialize in unmanned vehicle technology, and a center of cybersecurity excellence. We all know Qualcomm as the inventor of... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Two Bipartisan Bills to Battle Human Trafficking

Feb 28, 2018 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted for two bills that would provide better tools for prosecutors to curb online prostitution or sex trafficking and provide training for health professionals on how to identify and treat human trafficking victims. The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 would increase penalties for those who deliberately... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Increased Congenital Heart Disease Funding During American Heart Month

Feb 27, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted for the Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2017, which authorizes $4 million in annual research grants for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the next four years to study the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of congenital heart disease. More than 1.3 million Americans have some form of a congenital heart defect, which... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls on Congress to Ban Deadly Assault-Style Weapons

Feb 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018, which would prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault-style weapons. Peters has been a consistent, vocal leader in Congress calling for action to curb the deadly epidemic of mass shootings. Peters played a major role in the anti-gun violence sit-in Democratic... Read More

Rep. Peters Shares Letters from San Diegans Urging Action on Gun Violence

Feb 21, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that he will be sharing on social media letters he received from San Diegans, many of them from students, pleading for Congress to address our country’s gun epidemic after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people. Peters is a member of the Congressional Gun Violence... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Bipartisan Bill to Curb Abuse of the Americans with Disabilities Act Passes the House

Feb 15, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) passed the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bipartisan bill he helped introduce to increase compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), improve access to public and private spaces for disabled Americans, and to stop bad actors who are abusing the law for their own personal gain. The final bill... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Investment in Energy Technologies and STEM Education

Feb 14, 2018 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a series of bills that would enhance the development of energy technologies by investing in Department of Energy (DOE) research, modernizing DOE infrastructure, and expanding STEM education programs. Rep. Peters released the following statement: “Our country’s future depends on strong investment in state-of-the-art energy... Read More