Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters: Janus v. AFSCME Decision Hurts Public Servants

Jun 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released a statement following the 5-4 Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME decision, upending 40 years of precedent in collective bargaining rights: “The Supreme Court Janus ruling is a blatant, ideological attack on public servants, who have fought for rights that benefit all workers. It overturns decades of precedent that ensured fair pay and safe... Read More

Rep. Peters Decries Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

Jun 26, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold 5-4 President Trump’s Muslim travel ban in the Trump v. Hawaii decision: “I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold this dangerous and cruel policy. This decision emboldens the President to enact discriminatory policies, under the false guise of national... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Fulfill An Overdue Promise to Blue Water Navy Veterans

Jun 26, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined his colleagues to pass the “Blue Water” Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, correcting a decades-old wrong and ensuring that Navy veterans who served offshore during the Vietnam War are entitled to the same benefits as other veterans exposed to Agent Orange. “Not all veterans who served in the Vietnam War have been treated with the respect and honor... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Bill to Spur Development of Opioid Alternates Passes House as Part of Larger Package

Jun 22, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted with a bipartisan majority to pass the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, which includes a provision written and introduced by Rep. Peters to incentivize the use of innovative, non-opioid painkillers and make them available to Medicare patients. “The opioid... Read More

Rep. Peters: Executive Order on Family Separation is Seriously Flawed and Destined to Fail

Jun 20, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued this statement following the Trump Administration’s Executive Order to indefinitely detain families attempting to enter the United States without a valid visa, regardless of whether they are seeking asylum. “This Order might appear to provide a short-term fix on behalf of desperate families, but it instead is seriously flawed and destined to... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Introduce Keep Families Together Act to Stop Family Separation at the Border

Jun 19, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped introduce the Keep Families Together Act, which would immediately halt the Trump Administration’s horrific and cruel practice of separating families who arrive at the United States border. “Ripping terrified children away from their parents’ arms at the border is horrifying and un-American. These children have endured so much... Read More

ICYMI: Rep. Peters Demands Trump Administration End Horrific Family Separations at the Border

Jun 15, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined his colleagues on the House floor to demand the Trump Administration end its despicable practice of separating children and their parents who come to America seeking asylum. “In our country, family is an institution. It shapes every aspect of our lives. Today, family—that concept—is being torn apart and challenged at our own borders.... Read More

Reps. Bishop, Peters Applaud CMS Smartphone Glucose Monitoring Decision Following Bipartisan Letter

Jun 13, 2018 | Press Release
Today, Congressmen Mike Bishop (MI-8) and Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statements in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement to allow Medicare beneficiaries to use smartphone technology with their continuous glucose monitors (CGM) without jeopardizing their access to Medicare services. Previously CMS could deny coverage for the use of CGM... Read More

Opinion: Veterans Helping Veterans — Why Peer Support Should Be Expanded

Jun 12, 2018 | Op-Eds
“You mean it gets better?” a female veteran asks Olga, a certified peer specialist working at the Department of Veterans Affairs. For the last decade, Olga has served as an integral part of the VA’s peer specialist program in Dallas. After going through the dizzying process herself as an Army veteran, she wondered how other veterans experiencing severe mental health episodes were managing to... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Amendment to Stop Cuts to Funds to Help Homeless Vets Passes As Part of Larger Spending Bill

Jun 8, 2018 | Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Scott Peters‘ (CA-52) amendment to prohibit the Trump Administration from gutting funding for veteran homelessness programs. The amendment was included in a larger package of appropriations bills, which Peters supported, that fund energy research, military construction, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. When signed into law, this... Read More