Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Announces that HUD has Launched Process to Fix Homelessness Funding Formula

Jul 21, 2016 | Press Release
In a critical breakthrough more than three years in the making, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is considering four options to replace the Continuum of Care formula that determines how federal homelessness funding is allocated. A public comment period opening today and lasting 60 days will give service... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes Against Three Bills that Could Make it Easier for Iran to Obtain a Nuclear Weapon

Jul 14, 2016 | Press Release
Yesterday and today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against three reckless proposals that would undermine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and clear the path for Iran – one of our most dangerous threats – to obtain a nuclear weapon. All three bills were highly partisan and sent straight to the House floor for an up-or-down vote without the... Read More

Rep. Peters Makes Progress in Plan to Make College More Accessible and Affordable

Jul 13, 2016 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a number of bipartisan bills that will simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), require colleges to be more transparent about the full cost of attending their institution, and expand access to financial counseling for students and families. All three of these proposals match goals laid out in Rep. Peters’... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Proposals to Combat Financing of Terrorist Groups

Jul 12, 2016 | Press Release
Last night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a series of smart, targeted proposals to combat the illicit financing of terrorist groups, arms and drug trafficking, and underground nuclear proliferation. These measures will enhance the Treasury Department’s ability crack down on illegal financial activities used to finance terrorist groups or weapons trafficking. Last week... Read More

Rep. Peters Named to Conference Committee to Finalize Defense Policy Bill

Jul 8, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was recognized for his national security leadership and named by the Democratic Leader to the conference committee for the National Defense Authorization Act. The conference committee is made up of Republicans and Democrats selected by their parties to negotiate any differences between the House and Senate versions and develop... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on Dallas Attack, Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Jul 8, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the brutal murder of five police officers in Dallas, Texas and the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile: “The vicious and deliberate attack on public safety officers in Dallas last night was unconscionable. That it occurred while men, women and children were engaged in a righteous and... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Measures to Increase Access to Capital for Startups

Jul 6, 2016 | Press Release
Last night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass two bills that will expand access to capital for small businesses. The Supporting Americas Innovators Act will double the number of investors, including angel investors, who can form a venture capital fund to invest in a small business. The second, the Fix Crowdfunding Act, will reduce red tape for entrepreneurs using crowdfunding... Read More

Rep. Peters Welcomes Taiwan’s President to United States

Jul 1, 2016 | Press Release
Los Angeles– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed Taiwan’s 14th president, Tsai Ing-Wen, to the United States at a private breakfast with other members of Congress in Los Angeles. President Tsai was elected in January and is the first woman to serve in the role. Congressman Peters and President Tsai spoke about the Asian-American community in Peters' district... Read More
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Rep. Peters Announces Plan from Secretary Castro to Fix Homelessness Funding Formula

Jun 22, 2016 | Press Release
Late yesterday evening, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro about progress on updating the Continuum of Care formula that determines how federal homelessness funding is allocated. Secretary Castro indicated that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will put forward a proposal in mid-July that goes beyond Rep.... Read More

Rep. Peters Works to Improve Military Readiness, Fund San Diego Defense Priorities

Jun 16, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which allocates all defense spending for the 2017 fiscal year including funding for military personnel, operations and maintenance, procurement, and research and development. The bill included a $6.4 billion boost to address military readiness shortfalls as well as $880 million to train and... Read More

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