Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Congressman Peters’ Statement on 10-Year Anniversary of Cedar Fire

Oct 29, 2013 | Press Release
Congressman Peters’ Statement on 10-Year Anniversary of Cedar Fire WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement remembering the ten-year anniversary of the Cedar Fire that devastated several communities in San Diego, including Scripps Ranch, Tierrasanta, and other areas now in the 52nd District. During the fire, Congressman Peters was a... Read More

Rep. Peters, Airport Authority Announce Grants Totaling $22 million

Oct 28, 2013 | Press Release
Rep. Peters, Airport Authority Announce Grants Totaling $22 million SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded more than $22 million in competitive grants to San Diego International Airport. The grants are to be used for reducing aircraft emissions, improving ramp... Read More

House Passes Rep. Peters’ Amendment to Reduce Government Waste in Water Bill

Oct 23, 2013 | Press Release
House Passes Rep. Peters’ Amendment to Reduce Government Waste in Water Bill Washington, DC – Today, an amendment proposed by Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), H.R. 3080, passed the House along with the final bill. WRRDA, which authorizes improvements to our country’s ports, waterways, projects ties to flood protection,... Read More

Rep. Peters Hosts US Trade Representative Froman for Democratic Freshmen

Oct 23, 2013 | Press Release
Rep. Peters Hosts US Trade Representative Froman for Democratic Freshmen Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) hosted Ambassador Michael Froman, the United States Trade Representative, at a meeting with Democratic freshmen members along with his fellow California freshman Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07). The forum provided members a chance to ask questions, air concerns, and gain... Read More

Reps. Peters, Salmon Establish Congressional Algae Caucus

Oct 23, 2013 | Press Release
Reps. Peters, Salmon Establish Congressional Algae Caucus Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) and Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) launched the Congressional Algae Caucus, an effort to provide a forum for Members of Congress and their staffs to learn about and interact with the nascent algae industry. “Algae-based products deserve a chance to compete on a level playing... Read More

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates

Oct 22, 2013 | Op-Eds
As seen in UCCA October Newsletter - http://www.universitycitynews.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/October-2013-_2.pdf Since I took office, After a lack of action by House leadership allowed the rates to double to 6.8% on July 1st, I joined my colleagues later in July to pass a bipartisan compromise (H.R. 1911) that lowered the federal student loan interest rates back to more reasonable levels.... Read More
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Letter to the Editor: Seeking Lessons From the Fiscal Crisis

Oct 17, 2013 | Op-Eds
NY Times - Letter to the Editor: Seeking Lessons From the Fiscal Crisis -- http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/opinion/seeking-lessons-from-the-fiscal-crisis.html?_r=0 To the Editor: Re “Changing the Debt-Ceiling Game” (Op-Ed, Oct. 15): David McAdams is absolutely correct that debt-ceiling deadline paralysis will just be repeated if we don’t come up with incentives for... Read More
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Time for Impact Aid is Now

Oct 16, 2013 | Op-Eds
In the Coronado Eagle & Journal October 16-22 Since its inception in 1950, federal Impact Aid has been a significant source of funding for school districts that serve the children of active duty service members. In communities like Coronado, local school districts include federal installations and educate military children. But those federal facilities don’t pay property taxes. That... Read More
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Rep. Peters’ Statement on Vote to End Shutdown, Avert Default

Oct 16, 2013 | Press Release
Rep. Peters’ Statement on Vote to End Shutdown, Avert Default WASHINGTON, DC – Late this evening, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 2775, the bipartisan solution that ends the sixteen-day-old government shutdown and averts a default on the national debt, which passed the House 285-144: “The bipartisan, reasonable... Read More

Bipartisan, Freshman United Solutions Caucus Issues Statement Endorsing Reid/McConnell Plan

Oct 16, 2013 | Press Release
Bipartisan, Freshman United Solutions Caucus Issues Statement Endorsing Reid/McConnell Plan WASHINGTON, DC – Today, 16 Members of the bipartisan, freshman United Solutions Caucus released the following statement in support of the Reid/McConnell plan to end the government shutdown and avoid default. Since the shutdown began, the United Solutions Caucus has met almost every day to engage in... Read More

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