Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Reps. Peters, Pocan Introduce Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act

May 9, 2014 | Press Release
Reps. Peters, Pocan Introduce Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52), along with 21 House Democrats, today introduced the Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act. The Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act would call on the Secretary of Education to automatically lower all federal student loans to 4 percent – which is... Read More

Congressman Peters Helps Pass Permanent Research and Development Tax Credit

May 9, 2014 | Press Release
Congressman Peters Helps Pass Permanent Research and Development Tax Credit WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4438, the “American Research and Competitiveness Act,” which would permanently extend part of the research and development (R&D) tax credit. In December, Peters introduced H.R. 3757 to make the... Read More

Congressman Peters’ Statement on Creation of Benghazi Committee

May 8, 2014 | Press Release
Congressman Peters’ Statement on Creation of Benghazi Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting against H.Res. 567, which establishes a ‘Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi,’ believing that its structure and intent will lead to a partisan witch-hunt instead of the sober,... Read More

Rep. Peters Fights for San Diego’s Interests in National Defense Authorization Act

May 8, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters Fights for San Diego’s Interests in National Defense Authorization Act WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 4435, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2014, in the House Armed Services Committee. The bill passed the committee early this morning on a bipartisan 61-0 vote and moves to the House... Read More

Rep. Peters, U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Showcase Local “Innovation Economy”

May 6, 2014 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced he is bringing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to San Diego to showcase the region’s ‘innovation ecosystem.’ The event, to be held next Tuesday, May 13, is part of Peters’ effort to raise the profile of San Diego in Washington D.C. and across the United States to encourage business growth and investment. The forum, called “America’... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces Bipartisan ‘National Mental Health No Stigma Week’ Resolution

May 6, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced bipartisan legislation, as part of his efforts to promote wellness, to designate the first full week of May each year as “National Mental Health No Stigma Week.” As of introduction, 54 Members of Congress have signed on as supporting co-sponsors of the bill, and 34 medical, academic, and professional associations have stated... Read More
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Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bill to Increase Veterans Suicide Prevention Funds, Reduce VA Backlog

Apr 30, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to fund necessary military construction projects in San Diego, reduce the veterans benefits backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and modernize VA health records. H.R. 4486 funds military construction and the VA for Fiscal Year 2015, which begins October 1, 2014. After passing the House today 416-1, it now moves to the... Read More

Udall, Peters Introduce Bill to Streamline Military Energy Programs, Strengthen Combat Effectiveness, Save Taxpayer Dollars

Apr 30, 2014 | Press Release
U.S. Senator Mark Udall and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced today the updated, bicameral Department of Defense Energy Security Act of 2014 (DODESA), which will help the U.S. Department of Defense reduce energy use, boost combat effectiveness and speed up the development of advanced military technologies. By encouraging the development of more efficient systems to cut fuel... Read More

Rep. Peters Backs Plan to Increase Public Access to Gov’t Spending Info

Apr 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after S. 994, the “Digital Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act,” passed the House and now heads to the President’s desk for signing into law: “This is a bipartisan effort to give Americans a clearer view of federal spending and to prevent government error,” Rep. Peters said. “We all want a... Read More

Reps. Peters and Delaney Push Infrastructure Bill, Tax Reform at Roundtable

Apr 22, 2014 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed Rep. John Delaney (MD-06) to San Diego for a roundtable event that discussed Delaney’s signature legislation, H.R. 2084 – the “Partnership to Build America Act,” and their joint efforts promoting a national infrastructure strategy and comprehensive tax reform. Attendees included dozens of regional business leaders. “This forward-... Read More

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