Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Calls for Unity Following Pittsburgh Massacre

Oct 29, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released a statement following the devastating shooting in Pittsburgh, as communities across the country come together to mourn: “As our nation mourns the loss of eleven Americans killed in a senseless act of gun violence this weekend, we must all take a moment to reflect on how we can promote kindness, tolerance, respect, and dignity. We... Read More

Rep. Peters Reacts to Threats Towards Journalists, Political Leaders

Oct 25, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) reacted to reports of explosive devices sent to Democratic political leaders and CNN in New York: “As Americans, we value civil disagreement as one of our country’s founding principles, but acts of violence are never the answer to ideological differences. The President has encouraged violence towards journalists, calling them enemies of the people,... Read More

Rep. Peters Slams Trump’s Plan to Cut Central American Foreign Aid

Oct 24, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) slammed President Trump’s announcement that he is considering pulling foreign aid from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador in response to migrants currently in Mexico making a months-long journey toward the American border: “I learned U.S. foreign aid is essential to promoting stability, economic growth, and prosperity when I visited Central and... Read More

Rep. Peters Named a 2018 ‘Fiscal Hero’ by Campaign to Fix the Debt

Oct 23, 2018 | Press Release
Today, on the 32nd anniversary of the Tax Reform Act, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced he was named a 2018 Fiscal Hero by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a non-partisan group affiliated with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, for his commitment to fiscal responsibility in government. Peters is one of just ten members of Congress to receive this award. “Our national... Read More

Peters’ Clean Energy and Hydropower Incentive Bill, Tijuana Sewage Clean Up Study Now Law

Oct 23, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that portions of a clean energy incentive bill he introduced are now law as part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which approves and funds water infrastructure projects. WRDA included language from Peters’ Hydropower Permit Extension (HYPE) Act, which encourages greater investment in clean energy by giving already-approved... Read More

Rep. Peters Named a 2018 Congressional Biosecurity Champion

Oct 10, 2018 | Press Release
Last month, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was named a “2018 Congressional Biosecurity Champion” by the Alliance for Biosecurity for his leadership on calling attention to the nation’s biosecurity threats, promoting health security, and enhancing federal preparedness and response programs. “We don’t know when public health emergencies will happen, but we know that they will. We need to... Read More

Reps. Peters, Katko, Takano, Coffman Introduce Bipartisan ‘Homes for Our Heroes Act’ to Provide Insight about Homeless Veterans

Oct 3, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced H.R. 7022, a bipartisan bill with Representatives John Katko (NY-24), Mark Takano (CA-41), and Mike Coffman (CO-6) that will increase transparency within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher program which provides eligible veterans with... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls for More Resources, Outreach for Veteran Suicide and Homelessness

Sep 28, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) called for additional efforts to prevent veteran suicide and homelessness during a meeting of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Rep. Peters asked for more collaboration between the Department of Veterans’ (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) to identify signs of trauma or suicide sooner and suggested improved outreach to veterans on suicide... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Fund San Diego Priorities; Questions Short-Term Funding Extension

Sep 26, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a bill to fund the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education for Fiscal Year 2019. The bill also included a continuing resolution, which will fund the government through December 7. “Today, we funded programs and priorities important to San Diego that provide critical investments to boost our economy,... Read More

Rep. Peters: Sexual Assault Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh Deserve FBI Investigation

Sep 25, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released a statement following additional allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: “The American public deserves the truth about the very serious allegations of sexual assault multiple women have brought against Brett Kavanaugh. These claims should be investigated by the body uniquely capable of providing that... Read More