Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters: NIH Funding, Defense Readiness Boost, No Border Wall make Spending Bill a Win for San Diego

May 3, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass a bipartisan federal spending package that invests in San Diego priorities, including a $15 billion increase in defense spending and a $2 billion boost for basic scientific research through the National Institutes of Health. The bill, which appropriates federal spending for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, does not... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces HYPE Act to Cut Red Tape for Hydropower Projects

May 2, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced the Hydropower Permit Extension, or “HYPE” Act, to cut red tape in the construction permitting process for hydropower projects and incentivize greater investment in carbon-free hydropower. The bill gives already-approved hydropower projects an extra year on their initial permit to begin construction. It also grants the Federal Energy... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Shooting at UC Apartments

May 1, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on the shooting last night at the La Jolla Crossroads apartment complex: “I extend my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the victim who lost her life last night in this senseless act of violence. I am praying for peace for her family, and for the full and speedy recovery of the others who were injured... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Report that Trump Will Pull Out of NAFTA

Apr 26, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on the report that President Trump is readying an executive order to begin the process of withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement: “President Trump’s plan to pull the United States out of NAFTA would rip the rug out from underneath our economy and devastate small business owners,... Read More

Rep. Peters Joins Call for Bipartisan Spending Bill without Border Wall

Apr 25, 2017 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined forty bipartisan lawmakers calling on Congress to come together on a spending bill to keep the government open before funding expires on Friday night. The lawmakers are members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, and are urging Congressional leaders to dismiss the last-minute demands by President Trump to attack the Affordable Care Act and... Read More

Rep. Peters, The San Diego Watercolor Society, and Liberty Station Unveil Art Exhibit featuring Young San Diego Artists

Apr 12, 2017 | Press Release
San Diego– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced the opening of an art exhibit in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station featuring the entries from the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide contest sponsored by the Congressional Institute and hosted by Members of Congress each spring. The Congressional Art Competition, which began in 1982, takes place each year across... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Missile Strikes in Syria

Apr 6, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after the United States military launched a cruise missile attack on a Syrian airfield in response to a chemical weapons attack earlier this week: “The chemical attack this week was the latest in a long line of brutal atrocities committed against the Syrian people by Bashar al-Assad – it warranted a... Read More
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Rep. Peters’ Statement on IBWC Report on Tijuana Sewage Spill

Apr 3, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the International Boundary & Water Commission completed its report on the Tijuana sewage spill that closed beaches and threatened public health in February: “I appreciate the thorough work by Commissioner Drusina and his staff at the International Boundary and Water Commission to get answers and... Read More

Rep. Peters Condemns Trump’s Executive Order to Make America’s Air Dirty Again

Mar 28, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition’s Climate Task Force, came out in strong opposition to President Trump’s executive actions to make America’s air dirty again and move America’s energy economy backwards. President Trump ordered the... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Stop Reckless Healthcare Repeal Bill from Getting a Vote in the House

Mar 24, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) marked the defeat of the Congressional Republicans’ reckless healthcare repeal, lauded the progress made under the Affordable Care Act, and reasserted his commitment to fixing what needs fixing in our nation’s current health care law and system. Republican leadership cancelled the vote on their healthcare repeal bill just minutes... Read More