Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Helps Pass Funding for Tijuana River Flood Risk Study in Water Resources Development Act

Jun 7, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes water-related studies and projects, that includes projects to support San Diego and California’s water infrastructure and policies to support ports, waterways, and environmental protection and restoration: “Our infrastructure is crumbling. The... Read More

ICYMI: Rep. Peters Joins New Democrat Coalition to Unveil Economic Opportunity Agenda

Jun 6, 2018 | Press Release
Last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a member of the House New Democrat Coalition leadership, helped unveil a set of policy priorities to ensure that American workers are prepared for the jobs of the future. Rep. Peters joined the Future of Work Task Force with the Coalition to develop Closing the Skills and Opportunity Gaps, the first in a series of policy plans to close the... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass National Defense Bill that Boosts Spending in San Diego

May 24, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, a bill that authorizes defense-related spending and determines policy. The final bill, which authorizes $717 billion in defense spending, includes a 2.6 percent pay increase for service members (the largest raise in 9... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Bipartisan VA Health Care Transparency and Competition Bill Passes the House

May 22, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement following the unanimous passage of his bipartisan legislation to increase transparency and promote competition for Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) program in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs health care system: “The House moved quickly to pass this legislation to drive down health care prices for veterans.... Read More

Reps. Peters and Coffman Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Veteran PEER Act to Strengthen Peer-to-Peer Veteran Counseling

May 21, 2018 | Press Release
This week, Representatives Scott Peters (CA-52) and Mike Coffman (CO-06) introduced H.R. 5830, the ‘Veteran Partners’ Efforts to Enhance Reintegration (PEER) Act’. The bill authorizes the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to expand the peer-to-peer counseling program to better address the complex mental health care needs of veterans. “Men and women who have served our country may come to... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement Following Failure of Partisan Farm Bill: Bipartisanship Key to Enduring Legislation

May 18, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the partisan Farm Bill failed to pass the House: “The Farm Bill is classic proof of why enduring legislation has to be bipartisan. Any sincere effort to reach out to Democrats would’ve resulted in a bill that easily could have had 300 votes. This is such a break from tradition, and really demonstrates the... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Passage of VA MISSION Act; Applauds Expansion of Critical Health Programs

May 16, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the VA MISSION Act, legislation that improves access to health care for all veterans, by expanding the Veterans’ Administration (VA) Caregiver program to veterans of all eras, extending VA Choice funding for a year, promoting multi-state telehealth and creating a review commission to evaluate how VA medical care property can be better... Read More

Reps. Peters & Bucshon Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide Seniors with Innovative, Non-Opioid Pain Management Options

May 15, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52), and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-8), introduced a bipartisan bill that would give patients greater access to innovative non-opioid alternatives for postoperative pain management. “The opioid crisis has devastated communities across the country. This bill will replace an existing incentive to prescribe opioids with an incentive... Read More

Opinion: Congressional ‘Queen of the Hill’ Rule Could Finally Achieve DACA Fix

May 10, 2018 | Op-Eds
During district work periods, the days there are no votes in Congress, I spend my time visiting local businesses and attending events throughout San Diego, and hosting meetings in my office with constituents. Meeting new people throughout my district and hearing how the federal government is helping—or hurting—them is one of the best, and most important, parts of the job. While out in the... Read More

Rep. Peters: Nuclear Waste Bill Passed Today Brings San Onofre Waste Removal Closer

May 10, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined 339 of his colleagues to permit the Department of Energy to begin disposal of millions of pounds of nuclear waste from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in San Diego. The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act authorizes the first transfer of nuclear waste to permanent storage in the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, a... Read More