Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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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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Rep. Peters: CBO Score Shows Healthcare Repeal Paid for on Backs of Working Families, Seniors, and Veterans

May 24, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) criticized the Republican healthcare repeal bill after an updated analysis from the Congressional Budget Office showed that it would leave 23 million more Americans without coverage and be paid for on the backs of working families, seniors, and veterans. Between 2013 and 2015, 429,000 veterans gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable... Read More

Rep. Peters: Trump Budget Bad for San Diego and Working Families

May 23, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) slammed President Trump’s federal budget proposal, which would hurt San Diego’s economy and put a larger burden on working families. The budget proposes deep cuts to clean air and clean water protections, scientific research funding through the NIH and NOAA, affordable housing programs, and infrastructure investments – including the elimination of... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Reform VA Appeals Process

May 23, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass a bill that will modernize and improve the process for veterans who are appealing decisions about their VA benefits. Veterans file these appeals when they believe they are not receiving the benefits they have earned based on service-connected and non-service-connected claims. According to the VA, there are more than 368,000 veterans waiting... Read More
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Rep. Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Student Startups

May 19, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bipartisan Building Opportunity for Student Startups, or “BOSS” Act, to better understand the role that incubators and accelerators at universities play in encouraging entrepreneurship, commercializing federally-funded research, and growing regional economies. The National Academy of Sciences would report to Congress within a year to... Read More

Rep. Peters Sends Letter to Every House Republican Urging them to Back Independent Russia Investigation

May 17, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) sent a letter to every Republican member of the House of Representatives making the case for them to support an independent commission to investigate Russian influence in the election and over the White House. Rep. Peters specifically urged his Republican colleagues to co-sponsor the Protecting Our Democracy Act, which would create a bipartisan... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls on Republicans to Help Get Answers on Comey Memo

May 17, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on reports that President Trump urged then-F.B.I. Director James Comey to halt the investigation into the President and his associate’s ties to Russia: “The need for a bipartisan defense of our democracy and our institutions is growing more urgent by the day. “Yesterday morning, in response to reports that President... Read More

Rep. Peters Invites You to Miramar Cemetery Community Open House

May 16, 2017 | Press Release
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