Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Voices Strong Opposition to FCC Plan for Total Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Nov 21, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement in response to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to fully repeal net neutrality rules. The proposed plan from the FCC would eliminate the agency’s core net neutrality rules, which prohibit internet service providers from blocking certain websites, slowing web traffic, or negotiating paid... Read More

Rep. Peters Condemns GOP ‘Tax Reform’ Package That Raises Taxes Dramatically for California, Increases Deficit by $1.5 Trillion

Nov 16, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) strongly opposed the tax reform bill passed on a party-line vote on the House floor today. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) calls for unpaid tax cuts that will increase our national debt by at least $1.5 trillion, shrink the economy, and eliminate American jobs. This plan will raise taxes for Californians dramatically. The bill eliminates the state... Read More

Rep. Peters Praises House Judiciary Committee for Passage of the Protect and Grow American Jobs Act

Nov 15, 2017 | Press Release
Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Project and Grow American Jobs Act. U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bill with Rep. Darrell Issa to reform the H-1B visa system to help prevent outsourcing of American jobs. The H-1B program is an important program, created to help grow the economy by granting temporary visas to highly-skilled professionals. In recent years, some... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Defense Bill that Bolsters Energy Security Innovation, Raises Pay for Service Members, Examines Impacts of Climate Change on National Security

Nov 14, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017, which is the final version of the Senate-House negotiated bill that lays out defense spending and policy for the next fiscal year. The conference report includes a provision that recognizes climate change as a national security threat and directs the Department... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes to Reform Hydropower Plants Licensing Process

Nov 9, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in support of the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act to expedite the licensing process for non-federal hydropower plants. Rep. Peters released the following statement:  “As we continue the push toward a clean energy future, we need to be supportive of energy sources that cut down on our reliance on fossil fuels. Hydropower is a cost-... Read More

Zero8hundred: A model for transitioning our veterans and their families to civilian life

Nov 9, 2017 | Op-Eds
When I was first elected to Congress in 2013, I met with retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronne Froman, who had formerly commanded Navy Region Southwest in the congressional district I represent. I told her I planned to form a veterans’ advisory committee and asked her to lead it. In her no-nonsense Navy fashion, she promptly turned to me and said, “Scott, that’s a terrible idea.” She explained... Read More

Rep. Peters Will Be a Featured Speaker at Vatican Climate Conference Convened by Pope Francis

Nov 1, 2017 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) will be a featured speaker at a conference of world climate experts in Vatican City titled Health of People, Health of Planet and our Responsibility: Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health. The workshop will be held Nov. 2-4 and will feature scientists, policy makers, philosophers, theologians, and world leaders. A full list of attendees and the... Read More

Rep. Scott Peters Supports Crack Down on Iran Ballistic Missiles

Oct 26, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) followed through on his promise to hold the Iranian regime accountable for its destabilizing activities in the Middle East, and pursuit of ballistic missiles by voting to support the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act.   Congressman Peters strongly supports condemning and curbing Iran’s... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports New Technology for Border Patrol to Fight the Spread of Fentanyl

Oct 24, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in favor of two bills that would take measures to better target border security. The first bill, The INTERDICT Act, authorizes funding to be spent on new technology that would further enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to catch people attempting to smuggle in illegal drugs, particularly fentanyl, a synthetic opioid. Recently... Read More

Rep. Peters Strongly Condemns Deportation of San Diego Housekeeper & Mother of Two

Oct 19, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) strongly condemned the harsh and cruel decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to deport a local woman who has two U.S. citizen children, including one small child who has special needs. This is the second time in less than a month a U.S. citizen child with developmental disabilities has lost the care of a hardworking, caring parent as a result... Read More