Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Votes to Uphold US-Taiwan Relations

May 17, 2016 | Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass H.Con.Res.88, Reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act, which reestablishes United States support for the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances—the cornerstone of United States relations with Taiwan. “Today, we reaffirmed the United States’ long-standing commitment to Taiwan,” said Rep. Peters... Read More

​Rep. Peters Acts to Address National Opioid Epidemic

May 13, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Over the last three days, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) has helped pass 18 pieces of legislation to fight the tide of opioid abuse that is hurting families in San Diego and across the country. These bills take a comprehensive approach ranging from tightened procedures for prescribing painkillers and expanded treatment for addicts, to increased availability of... Read More

Reps. Peters, Israel Introduce Bill to Assist Families Caring for Ailing and Aging Relatives

May 11, 2016 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) and Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) introduced legislation that will provide financial relief for families who are caring for an aging or ailing relative.  The Americans Giving Care to Elders (AGE) Act creates a federal tax credit of up to $6,000 to offset elder care expenses for family caregivers. “In San Diego and... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Provide Bulletproof Vests for Female Law Enforcement

May 10, 2016 | Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass S.125, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act. The bill allows state and local law enforcement agencies to apply for a matching grant program to help purchase specialized bulletproof vests for female officers. “Every day, in San Diego and around the country, law enforcement officers place... Read More

Rep. Peters Announces Progress for HUD Homelessness Funding for San Diego

May 6, 2016 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO – Yesterday, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) was informed by Julián Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that HUD is reopening the public comment period on the formula that determines federal homelessness funding no later than June 21st. Since coming to Congress in 2013, Rep. Peters has been advocating for changes to the federal... Read More

Rep. Peters Honored by San Diego Seniors for Helping Pass Older Americans Act

May 6, 2016 | Press Release
San Diego– Today, hundreds of San Diego seniors gathered to honor Rep. Scott Peters for helping pass the Older Americans Act. Rep. Peters was honored during a celebration to mark the sixth anniversary of Serving Seniors and the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center in Downtown San Diego. A bilingual caseworker translated the anniversary program in Mandarin, Chinese, in support of Asian... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on Death of Navy SEAL Charles Keating

May 4, 2016 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Special Operations Forces Caucus, released the following statement on the death of Charles Humphrey Keating IV, a Coronado-based Navy SEAL who was killed by Islamic State Fighters in Iraq on Tuesday: “I offer my deepest condolences and prayers, and those of my family and staff, to the... Read More

Rep. Peters Visits Miramar Starbucks Supporting Veterans and Local Military Families

May 2, 2016 | Press Release
San Diego, CA– This week, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) visited Starbucks on Miramar Road to learn about their programs to hire San Diego veterans and military families, assist employees seeking higher education, and provide unused food to Feeding America for distribution throughout San Diego. The food bank initiative started as a pilot program in San Diego, and will now be expanded to... Read More

Rep. Peters Leads Bipartisan Energy Security Victories in National Security Budget

Apr 28, 2016 | Press Release
Throughout yesterday and into the night, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) championed forward thinking military energy security policies, smart and tough strategies to fight terrorism, and San Diego’s defense priorities during the House Armed Services Committee markup of the ‘National Defense Authorization Act,’ (NDAA), which serves as a roadmap for national defense spending... Read More

Rep. Peters Memorializes Columbine Victims in Front of House of Representatives

Apr 20, 2016 | Press Release
Today, on the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) read the names of all thirteen Columbine victims in front of the House of Representatives. The reading was a deviation from Rep. Peters weekly reading of the names of mass shooting victims since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which he has been doing since December. “... Read More