Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Shares His Plan to Fix the Student Debt Crisis at SXSW EDU Annual Conference

Mar 5, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) boosted his plan to reduce the burden of student loan debt at the eighth annual South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU conference, which brings together innovative stakeholders to discuss the future of education. Rep. Peters spoke on the first panel, “From DC to Memphis: Solving the #StudentDebtCrisis,” about his work to help recent graduates pay down their... Read More

Why a Qualcomm takeover could have grave consequences

Mar 2, 2018 | Op-Eds
San Diegans celebrate our partnership in the national defense. We’re a home port for Navy vessels and a center of Marine Corps recruiting and training. We’re an officially designated Coast Guard City. We’re home to shipyards for construction and repair, companies that specialize in unmanned vehicle technology, and a center of cybersecurity excellence. We all know Qualcomm as the inventor of... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Two Bipartisan Bills to Battle Human Trafficking

Feb 28, 2018 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted for two bills that would provide better tools for prosecutors to curb online prostitution or sex trafficking and provide training for health professionals on how to identify and treat human trafficking victims. The Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 would increase penalties for those who deliberately... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Increased Congenital Heart Disease Funding During American Heart Month

Feb 27, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted for the Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2017, which authorizes $4 million in annual research grants for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the next four years to study the cause, diagnosis, and treatment of congenital heart disease. More than 1.3 million Americans have some form of a congenital heart defect, which... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls on Congress to Ban Deadly Assault-Style Weapons

Feb 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018, which would prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault-style weapons. Peters has been a consistent, vocal leader in Congress calling for action to curb the deadly epidemic of mass shootings. Peters played a major role in the anti-gun violence sit-in Democratic... Read More

Rep. Peters Shares Letters from San Diegans Urging Action on Gun Violence

Feb 21, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that he will be sharing on social media letters he received from San Diegans, many of them from students, pleading for Congress to address our country’s gun epidemic after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which killed 17 people. Peters is a member of the Congressional Gun Violence... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Bipartisan Bill to Curb Abuse of the Americans with Disabilities Act Passes the House

Feb 15, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) passed the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 in the U.S. House of Representatives, a bipartisan bill he helped introduce to increase compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), improve access to public and private spaces for disabled Americans, and to stop bad actors who are abusing the law for their own personal gain. The final bill... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Investment in Energy Technologies and STEM Education

Feb 14, 2018 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a series of bills that would enhance the development of energy technologies by investing in Department of Energy (DOE) research, modernizing DOE infrastructure, and expanding STEM education programs. Rep. Peters released the following statement: “Our country’s future depends on strong investment in state-of-the-art energy... Read More

Rep. Peters Commits to Protecting Social Security Beneficiaries from Fraud and Strengthening Critical Social Security Program

Feb 6, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted for the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018. The bill improves the Social Security’s Representative Payee Program by increasing oversight and protections for beneficiaries. This program assists approximately 8 million Social Security beneficiaries with financial management when they need help managing their... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls for Vote on the Bipartisan USA Act Introduced in the House and Senate

Feb 5, 2018 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) praised Senators Christopher Coons (D-DE) and John McCain (R-AZ) for introducing the bipartisan Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act in the Senate and called on leadership in both chambers to schedule a vote on the bills. Peters is an original cosponsor of the House version of the USA Act.  Like the House version, the Senate bill... Read More