Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Announces Free San Diego Tax Assistance Centers

Feb 18, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) raised awareness for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which provides free tax assistance at a number of sites in San Diego. The VITA program is staffed by IRS-certified volunteers and helps working families, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and those with limited English prepare their taxes and determine their eligibility... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bill Inspired by Coronado Parents Who Lost Their Veteran Son to Suicide

Feb 9, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass H.R. 2915, a bipartisan measure that will improve mental health care for female veterans and veterans who took part in classified missions during their service. Improving treatment procedures for veterans with classified mission experience was one of many proposals that Coronado residents Dr. Howard and Jean Somers offered to Congress... Read More

Rep. Peters Applauds Request for Increased Homelessness Funds

Feb 9, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) offered his support to President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro’s budget request to better address youth and family homelessness across the country. The request includes an $11 billion investment in community-based strategies such as Housing Choice Vouchers and rapid rehousing programs and would provide... Read More

Rep. Peters Celebrates Lunar New Year in San Diego

Feb 8, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement to mark the first day of the Lunar New Year: “San Diego is home to a vibrant Asian Pacific American community that includes leaders in science, business, and culture. Our AAPI community makes significant contributions to our cultural heritage and enriches our region’s history. “As a member of... Read More

Peters’ Bipartisan Amendment to Get San Diego’s Fair Share of Homeless Funding Passes Unanimously in the House

Feb 3, 2016 | Press Release
Last night, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) sponsored an amendment to H.R. 3700 that will help get San Diego the resources it needs to fight homelessness. The provision would require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to reopen the public comment period on the Continuum of Care funding formula that determines how federal anti-homelessness funds are allocated. In 2014, despite... Read More

Peters & Bera Urge FDA to Act to Reduce Drug Prices

Feb 3, 2016 | Press Release
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) are leading a group of 29 members of Congress to urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take steps to reduce the sky-rocketing costs of generic prescription drugs. In a letter to the FDA, they ask the agency to take two common sense steps to address loopholes that limit competition that permits some drug... Read More

Rep. Peters Opposes Attempt to Clear Iranian Path to Nuclear Weapon

Feb 2, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting against legislation that would violate the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and clear the path for Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. “We must address Iran’s conventional weapons program and sponsorship of terror through strict sanctions or other means, but... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls for Campaign Finance Reform on Anniversary of Citizens United

Jan 21, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) gathered with students from the University of California San Diego and leaders of San Diego good governance organizations to mark the 6th anniversary of the Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision, which allows for unlimited anonymous corporate spending in elections. The group included local students and representatives from Common Cause and... Read More

Rep. Peters Applauds President’s Confident Message, Focus on American Economic Leadership

Jan 12, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after hearing President Obama’s 7th and final State of the Union Address at the U.S. Capitol: “President Obama’s message of national confidence and working together towards a brighter future is much more representative of the American spirit than the defeatist rhetoric that we have heard from so many... Read More

Rep. Peters Invites San Diego Veteran, Entrepreneur to be State of the Union Guest

Jan 8, 2016 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), co-chair of the Congressional Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus, announced that San Diegan Joe Musselman, a Navy Special Operations veteran and founder of the Honor Foundation, will be his guest at the State of the Union. The two first met when Rep. Peters visited The Honor Foundation in October of last year and was impressed by Joe’s vision for... Read More