Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Statement on Brussels Attacks and Counterterrorism Screening Act

Mar 22, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in the wake of the Brussels attacks and after voting last night to pass the Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act: “I am so sad for Brussels today, and am thinking about the victims of these shocking and brutal attacks, as well as their families, first responders and law enforcement officers who are... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Older Americans Act, Funds Critical Programs for San Diego Seniors

Mar 21, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, which funds a number of programs essential to San Diego seniors. This bipartisan victory will increase funding for these programs over three years and give certainty to Serving Seniors, Meals on Wheels of Greater San Diego, the County of San Diego, and others who provide services for San Diego... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls for Keeping Families Together, Focus on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Mar 17, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) stood up for sensible immigration reform and against the deportation of undocumented immigrants that have children born in the United States. Rep. Peters opposed an anti-immigrant measure that would seek to undo the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program. Earlier this month, Peters registered his support of DAPA with the Supreme Court... Read More

Rep. Peters Condemns ISIS War Crimes against Minorities

Mar 15, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after helping to pass House Concurrent Resolution 75, which condemns ISIS atrocities against religious and ethnic minorities as war crimes: “For years, ISIS has been targeting Christians, Yezidi, Shi’a and other religious and ethnic minority groups in Iraq and Syria.  There is no question that these... Read More

Peters: A smarter way to fight wildfires

Mar 11, 2016 | Op-Eds
By Scott Peters Last year, 6,300 wildfires burned over 300,000 acres across California. In May 2014, more than a dozen wildfires broke out in San Diego County alone, burning 26,000 acres, taking one life, and costing home and business owners $29.8 million. Five years into the worst drought in California’s history, we know the devastation that comes from wildfire seasons paired with... Read More

Seizing the clean energy revolution

Mar 8, 2016 | Op-Eds
By Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.)  Our economy is undergoing a rapid transition, with decisive leaps in technology happening every day. Front and center in the changing economy of this decade is a fundamental shift in the way we power our world. The transition to a clean energy economy is happening right now. To seize the opportunity to provide a cleaner, better environment and... Read More

Guest editorial: Fighting for San Diego’s fair share

Mar 4, 2016 | Op-Eds
By Scott Peters San Diego’s Downtown has grown into a thriving center for arts, business, tourism and urban living. Ask any resident or business owner what challenges remain, and most will cite homelessness.  San Diego’s Regional Continuum of Care Council, led by Councilmember Todd Gloria, has brought together community leaders and service providers to distribute... Read More

Rep. Peters Urges Congress to Get Back to Work during First Executive Overreach Task Force Hearing

Mar 2, 2016 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) took part in the first hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s Task Force on Executive Overreach. The Task Force, made up of 12 Republicans and 8 Democrats from the Judiciary Committee, was created by House Republican Leadership to critique the overuse of executive authority. The hearing featured testimony from conservative political... Read More

Rep. Peters Releases Education Plan in Speech to UCSD Students

Feb 24, 2016 | Press Release
Last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) gave an address to University of California San Diego (UCSD) students and faculty as part of a speaker series on college affordability hosted by the UCSD Office of External Affairs. During the speech, Congressman Peters announced that he will release an education plan to expand opportunity and drive economic growth in San Diego and across the... Read More

Rep. Peters Visits Flint, Michigan during Ongoing Water Crisis

Feb 22, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) visited Flint, Michigan with Rep. Dan Kildee and other Congressmembers to meet with residents and local business owners affected by the city’s ongoing water crisis. Rep. Peters, who spent much of his childhood in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, was also briefed by Dr. Lurie of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about federal... Read More