Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Latest News

Rep. Peters Statement on the Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

Jun 12, 2016 | Press Release
San Diego – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida early this morning: “My heart is breaking for the victims of this brutal attack, and for their families. I offer my thanks to the brave first responders and law enforcement officers who ran into danger to put an end to the slaughter... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Authorize Intelligence Programs to Fight Terrorism

May 24, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) continued his work to advance a tough, smart national security strategy by helping to pass the Intelligence Authorization Act. This legislation authorizes funding for intelligence programs from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and Navy Intelligence that are crucial to fighting the war on... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Passage of Toxic Substances Reform

May 24, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a formal environmental lawyer, helped pass the largest overhaul in national chemical safety laws in 40 years. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Modernization Act updates an outdated and broken law that has been panned by business and environmental groups alike and is largely blamed for preventing the ban of dangerous... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Measure to Fund Veterans Programs, Improve Veterans Mental Healthcare

May 20, 2016 | Press Release
Washington, DC– Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, which funds and improves programs critical to supporting San Diego veterans and their families and strengthens military readiness. The bill goes a long way toward ensuring that America keeps its promises to our its veterans; it... Read More

Rep. Peters Praises Passage of His Amendment to Improve Veteran Hiring in Defense Budget

May 19, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Over the last two days, the House of Representatives approved important changes in the national security budget authored by U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52). The proposals Rep. Peters succeeded in passing will encourage the hiring of veterans for military construction projects and take a smart and targeted approach to promoting security in the Middle East. And as he... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes to Uphold US-Taiwan Relations

May 17, 2016 | Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass H.Con.Res.88, Reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act, which reestablishes United States support for the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances—the cornerstone of United States relations with Taiwan. “Today, we reaffirmed the United States’ long-standing commitment to Taiwan,” said Rep. Peters... Read More

​Rep. Peters Acts to Address National Opioid Epidemic

May 13, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Over the last three days, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) has helped pass 18 pieces of legislation to fight the tide of opioid abuse that is hurting families in San Diego and across the country. These bills take a comprehensive approach ranging from tightened procedures for prescribing painkillers and expanded treatment for addicts, to increased availability of... Read More

Reps. Peters, Israel Introduce Bill to Assist Families Caring for Ailing and Aging Relatives

May 11, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) and Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) introduced legislation that will provide financial relief for families who are caring for an aging or ailing relative.  The Americans Giving Care to Elders (AGE) Act creates a federal tax credit of up to $6,000 to offset elder care expenses for family caregivers. “In San Diego and... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Provide Bulletproof Vests for Female Law Enforcement

May 10, 2016 | Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass S.125, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act. The bill allows state and local law enforcement agencies to apply for a matching grant program to help purchase specialized bulletproof vests for female officers. “Every day, in San Diego and around the country, law enforcement officers place... Read More

Rep. Peters Announces Progress for HUD Homelessness Funding for San Diego

May 6, 2016 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO – Yesterday, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) was informed by Julián Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that HUD is reopening the public comment period on the formula that determines federal homelessness funding no later than June 21st. Since coming to Congress in 2013, Rep. Peters has been advocating for changes to the federal... Read More