Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Voices Strong Support for Methane Rule at Hearing with U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Dec 7, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke in favor of the current EPA methane rule during a hearing with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt. Rep. Peters defended the methane rule — which applies to all new oil and gas operations — that the Scott Pruitt-led EPA attempted to block. The agency recently proposed a two-year delay to implementation of the... Read More

Rep. Peters Strongly Condemns House Passage of Bill that Weakens Local Gun Safety Laws

Dec 6, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act that passed through the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill would force all states to recognize concealed carry permits from every other state, even those that have weaker or no standards. Residents of states that do not require any permit would be able to carry a concealed weapon... Read More

Rep. Peters Delivers Harsh Rebuke of GOP Tax Plans on House Floor

Nov 30, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to deliver a strong rebuke of the GOP Tax Plan that will balloon the national deficit by $1.5 trillion, fails to give real tax relief to American families who need it most, and will not boost economic growth for our nation. In his speech, he urged real, bipartisan work toward real... Read More

Rep. Peters Praises Overdue Anti-Harassment Training Mandate

Nov 29, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a resolution that will require all members of the House of Representatives, staff, and interns to undergo anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training. Ever since being elected to office, Rep. Peters and everyone on his staff has been required to complete this training. Rep. Peters released the following statement: “This mandated... Read More

Rep. Peters Voices Strong Opposition to FCC Plan for Total Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Nov 21, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement in response to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to fully repeal net neutrality rules. The proposed plan from the FCC would eliminate the agency’s core net neutrality rules, which prohibit internet service providers from blocking certain websites, slowing web traffic, or negotiating paid... Read More

Rep. Peters Condemns GOP ‘Tax Reform’ Package That Raises Taxes Dramatically for California, Increases Deficit by $1.5 Trillion

Nov 16, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) strongly opposed the tax reform bill passed on a party-line vote on the House floor today. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) calls for unpaid tax cuts that will increase our national debt by at least $1.5 trillion, shrink the economy, and eliminate American jobs. This plan will raise taxes for Californians dramatically. The bill eliminates the state... Read More

Rep. Peters Praises House Judiciary Committee for Passage of the Protect and Grow American Jobs Act

Nov 15, 2017 | Press Release
Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Project and Grow American Jobs Act. U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bill with Rep. Darrell Issa to reform the H-1B visa system to help prevent outsourcing of American jobs. The H-1B program is an important program, created to help grow the economy by granting temporary visas to highly-skilled professionals. In recent years, some... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Defense Bill that Bolsters Energy Security Innovation, Raises Pay for Service Members, Examines Impacts of Climate Change on National Security

Nov 14, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017, which is the final version of the Senate-House negotiated bill that lays out defense spending and policy for the next fiscal year. The conference report includes a provision that recognizes climate change as a national security threat and directs the Department... Read More

Zero8hundred: A model for transitioning our veterans and their families to civilian life

Nov 9, 2017 | Op-Eds
BY REP. SCOTT PETERS (D-CALIF.) When I was first elected to Congress in 2013, I met with retired U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronne Froman, who had formerly commanded Navy Region Southwest in the congressional district I represent. I told her I planned to form a veterans’ advisory committee and asked her to lead it. In her no-nonsense Navy fashion, she promptly turned to me and said, “Scott, that’s a... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes to Reform Hydropower Plants Licensing Process

Nov 9, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in support of the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act to expedite the licensing process for non-federal hydropower plants. Rep. Peters released the following statement:  “As we continue the push toward a clean energy future, we need to be supportive of energy sources that cut down on our reliance on fossil fuels. Hydropower is a cost-... Read More