Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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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

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Budget Votes

Apr 10, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters’ Statement on Budget Votes WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after opposing H. Con. Res. 96, the budget framework introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan: “Over the last two days, the House of Representatives has voted on six different budget proposals from across the ideological spectrum. While they will become... Read More

Solar Industry Successful and Growing in California

Apr 10, 2014 | Op-Eds
The Hill - Solar Industry Successful and Growing in California --- 4.10.14 The United States has made major advances toward creating new sources of renewable, clean and domestic energy in the last decade. Federal, state and local governments are committed to working with private businesses, unlocking America’s entrepreneurial spirit so that we might solve the challenge of creating whole new... Read More

Take a Moment for Earth Day, Our Planet is Depending on Us

Apr 9, 2014 | Op-Eds
Huffington Post - 4.9.14 - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-scott-peters/take-a-moment-for-earth-d_b_5111875.html In 1999, I participated in my first beach cleanup with I Love A Clean San Diego and the San Diego Surfrider Foundation. The San Diego region in many ways is defined by our relationship with the ocean. It's our front yard and a beautiful playground for families and visitors. It... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Equal Pay Day

Apr 8, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding ‘Equal Pay Day,’ the date when women’s wages catch up to what men were paid in the previous year. Nationwide, according to the American Association of University Women, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, and in the 52nd District women earn just 75 cents... Read More

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