Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Votes to Pass Bipartisan VA Accountability Bill

Jun 13, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) joined a bipartisan majority to pass the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to help improve the service and care veterans receive at the VA. The bill will give the Secretary of Veterans Affairs greater authority to remove or discipline poorly-performing and negligent employees. It will also strengthen... Read More
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Rep. Peters’ Clean Energy Bill Passes House of Representatives

Jun 12, 2017 | Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) Hydropower Permit Extension, or “HYPE” Act, to cut red tape in the construction permitting process for hydropower projects and encourage greater investment in clean energy. The HYPE Act adds a year to preliminary construction permits for hydropower projects, and allows the Federal Energy Regulatory... Read More

Reps. Peters, Curbelo Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Potent Climate Pollution

Jun 8, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) introduced the bipartisan Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction, or SUPER Act, to combat the emission of short-lived climate pollutants, benefit public health, and repair American climate leadership. Super pollutants include black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane. They cause about 25 to 2,000 times more warming... Read More

Reps. Peters Votes Against Gutting Consumer and Wall Street Protections

Jun 8, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against the Financial CHOICE Act, a bill containing many provisions that would gut Wall Street reforms and consumer protections put in place under the Dodd-Frank Act after the 2008 financial crisis. The bill eliminates the independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was set up to protect Americans from abusive financial... Read More

House Committee Passes Rep. Peters’ Bill to Cut Red Tape for Hydropower Projects

Jun 7, 2017 | Press Release
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) Hydropower Permit Extension, or “HYPE” Act, to cut red tape in the construction permitting process for hydropower projects and incentivize greater investment in carbon-free hydropower. The HYPE Act will now move on to be considered by the full House of Representatives. “Hydropower is a... Read More

Bipartisan FDA Reauthorization Includes Amendments Offered by Rep. Scott Peters and Rep. Ryan Costello

Jun 7, 2017 | Press Release
Bipartisan legislation that advanced through the Energy and Commerce Committee today included amendments regarding patient safety that were offered by Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) and Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reauthorization Act builds on years of work that aims to develop treatments, lower drugs costs, and prioritize patient safety. An essential part of... Read More

Rep. Peters: Exiting Paris Climate Agreement ‘Morally Wrong and Monumentally Stupid’

Jun 1, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) slammed President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Rep. Peters – a former environmental lawyer – was selected to attend the Paris negotiations, is a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and recently laid out his argument for President Trump to... Read More

Rep. Peters: Abandoning Paris Climate Agreement would be Disastrous

May 31, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) responded to reports that President Trump has decided to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Rep. Peters – a former environmental lawyer – was selected to attend the Paris negotiations, is a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and recently laid out his argument for... Read More

The case for President Trump to uphold the Paris climate agreement

May 25, 2017 | Op-Eds
In February, in his joint address to Congress, President Trump promised to work with both parties to promote clean air and clean water. The president’s actions, however, do not reflect the words he delivered to us that day. Among his first actions: appointing an Environmental Protection Agency administrator who made his name trying to block that very agency from keeping our water clean. He acted... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces Bill to Lower Student Loan Rates, Reduce Student Debt

May 25, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act to reduce the burden of student loan debt on college graduates and their families and grow the economy. The bill would direct the Secretary of Education to lower interest rates on all federal student loans to 4%. It would also allow Americans with multiple federal student loans to consolidate them... Read More
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