Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Leads 95 Colleagues to Demand New CBO Score on Republican Healthcare Changes

Mar 21, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) is leading 95 Democratic members of Congress to demand that Speaker Ryan give the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) time to “score” the substantive changes to the Republican healthcare repeal bill before scheduling it for a vote in the House. To “score” a bill is to identify the... Read More
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Rep. Peters: FBI Investigation Underscores Need for Independent Congressional Probe, Special Prosecutor

Mar 20, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after FBI Director Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating Russian election interference and possible contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian hackers and has been investigating those ties since July 2016: “What Director Comey told Congress today further... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bill to Speed up Hiring of Doctors at VA Hospitals

Mar 17, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass a bipartisan bill that would help our veterans receive the timely, quality healthcare they have earned through their service. By creating a single database for essential open positions at the VA and allowing applicants to be considered for multiple open positions, H.R. 1367 would help speed up the hiring of... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces Bill to Help Communities Increase Water Security

Mar 17, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced the introduction of the Secure and Resilient Water Systems Act to help communities better protect their drinking water systems from drought, industrial pollution, and potential attacks. The bill asks communities to assess these threats and then establishes a grant program through the Environmental Protection Agency to... Read More

Rep. Peters: Trump Budget would Eliminate Program Meant to Prevent another Tijuana Sewage Spill

Mar 16, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) slammed President Trump’s budget proposal which, among many other drastic cuts, completely eliminates the Environmental Protection Agency’s U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Grant Program. This program is a bi-national partnership that provides grants for water infrastructure projects along the U.S.-Mexico... Read More

Rep. Peters Slams GOP Healthcare Bill after CBO Score Shows 24 Million Americans Losing Insurance

Mar 13, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) slammed the Congressional Republicans’ healthcare bill after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated the bill would result in 14 million more Americans not having health insurance next year, and 24 million fewer covered by 2026. Rep. Peters voted against advancing the bill out of the Energy and Commerce... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes Against Healthcare Repeal Bill in Energy and Commerce Committee

Mar 9, 2017 | Press Release
Today, after a marathon 27 hour meeting, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against advancing the Republican healthcare repeal out of the Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill repeals many parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual and employer insurance mandates and the subsidies that help working families afford health insurance. The bill also makes drastic... Read More
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Veterans Committee Passes Rep. Peters’ Bipartisan Bill to Give All Purple Heart Recipients Access to Post-9/11 GI Benefits

Mar 8, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs passed U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) bipartisan bill H.R. 1379, which extends benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program to all honorably discharged Purple Heart recipients, regardless of duration of service. Currently, Post-9/11 GI Bill... Read More
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Rep. Peters Urges Fiscal Responsibility, Bipartisanship in Markup of Healthcare Repeal

Mar 8, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) urged fiscal responsibility and bipartisanship during the first day of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s ‘markup’ meeting to make changes to the Republican healthcare repeal bill. Rep. Peters opposes the repeal plan that would reduce insurance coverage and increase healthcare costs for working... Read More
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Rep. Peters: New Travel Ban About Politics, not Security

Mar 6, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order that halts the refugee program and bans legal travel and immigration from 6 Muslim-majority nations: “The White House has said that this travel ban would be fundamentally the same as the last one that was struck down by the courts, and that is exactly what... Read More

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