Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Announced Retirement

Apr 11, 2018 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan announced he will retire at the end of his term: “I first met Paul Ryan in the House gym, where we used to work out together in my first term. Although he and I rarely agree on political issues, he is a decent guy who’s dedicated to his family and his country. When Paul became Speaker, I hoped he’... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement Re: MCAS Miramar-based Helicopter Crash

Apr 4, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) offered his prayers for the MCAS Miramar-based servicemembers, who are presumed dead, following the helicopter crash in Imperial County that occurred Tuesday afternoon.  Rep. Peters released the following statement: “I want to offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of our fallen heroes. My... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on the Firing of VA Secretary David Shulkin

Mar 29, 2018 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement in response to the firing of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin: “I want to thank Dr. Shulkin for his service to our country—he was supported by many of us in Congress and veterans across the country—and we accomplished a lot together from the... Read More

Rep. Peters Honoring Vietnam Vets in Pinning Ceremonies Throughout the District Today

Mar 29, 2018 | Press Release
Today, on Vietnam Veterans Day, Rep. Scott Peters is honoring Vietnam-era veterans at events in San Diego by presenting them with lapel pins created as part of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program.  The program was created in 2008 by the Department of Defense so organizations can host events and find other ways to help “a grateful nation in thanking and... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Algae Development in Agriculture

Mar 23, 2018 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bipartisan Algae Agriculture Act of 2018, which would support the development of algae innovation by updating U.S. agricultural policy to ensure this new and emerging sector is eligible for the same investment opportunities as other agricultural sectors. All four co-chairs of the Congressional Algae Caucus are original sponsors. “... Read More

Rep. Peters Praises Gun & School Safety, Border Sewage Clean Up, Defense Funds in Spending Bill

Mar 22, 2018 | Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a federal spending plan that boosts investment in San Diego priorities Peters has fought for since being elected to Congress. It increases the budget for the National Institutes of Health by $3 billion, gives our troops their largest pay raise in more than 10 years, and provides $10 million to address sewer spills along the Tijuana River. The... Read More

Trump’s Tariffs Will Hurt Our Economy and Global Standing

Mar 21, 2018 | Op-Eds
The United States entered the 21st century as the world’s undeniable economic leader. After World War II, the United States led the transition to a peacetime, global economy and the United States prospered as other nations invested in our goods, services and industries. In the decades after, our economic and political strategy hinged on open markets, booming international trade, and avoiding... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls on GOP Colleagues to Protect Mueller, Supports Special Counsel Independence Protection Act

Mar 19, 2018 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, which would create a judicial check on the executive branch’s ability to remove a special counsel. He released the following statement regarding protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “We have to fight to protect our democracy every day, and it is well past time... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on the Passing of Colleague Louise Slaughter

Mar 16, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on the passing of his colleague Louise Slaughter who succumbed to injuries she suffered after falling in her home. “Louise Slaughter will be remembered as a tireless advocate for women and for working families, and also for her kindness, resiliency, and unwavering belief in doing what’s right. She will always be a... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bill to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools

Mar 15, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted for the STOP School Violence Act, which reauthorizes the Secure Our Schools grant program to provide training for school personnel on preventing violence and technical assistance to develop threat assessment and procedures to anonymously report emergencies. The bill does not allow for taxpayers dollars to be spent on training teachers to... Read More