Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Memorializes Tony Gwynn in Congress

Jun 19, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters Memorializes Tony Gwynn in Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) led San Diego’s congressional delegation in submitting a statement for the Congressional record honoring the life and legacy of the late Tony Gwynn, a Major League Hall of Fame baseball player with the San Diego Padres who passed away on Monday. “San Diego lost a local hero with the... Read More

Energy diversity is a national security imperative

Jun 19, 2014 | Op-Eds
Energy diversity is a national security imperative - 6.19.14 in The Hill: http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/209852-energy-diversity-is-a-national-security-imperative When Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, first visited my office last year, I was one of the newest members of the House Armed Services Committee. I was eager to hear what he would want to tell me. I expected to hear... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Executive Order Banning LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Jun 17, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters’ Statement on Executive Order Banning LGBT Workplace Discrimination WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after President Obama yesterday announced his intention to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity: “President Obama’s... Read More

Thoughts & Prayers to Fire Victims

Jun 15, 2014 | Op-Eds
University City Newsletter - June 2014 http://www.universitycitynews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/June-2014-UCCA-Newsletter.pdf Thoughts and Prayers... Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by last month's fires and our graditude continues to be woth our first responders. Their tireless efforts ensured containment of the fires and allowed many residents of my district to... Read More

Rep. Peters Advances Further VA Reforms

Jun 10, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after helping advance two bills out of the House of Representatives: H.R. 2072, the ‘Demanding Accountability for Veterans Act,’ to bring stronger accountability measures into place at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and H.R. 4810, the ‘Veterans Access to Care Act,’ aimed at reducing patient wait... Read More
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Rep. Peters Promotes Effort to Reduce Student Loan Burden

Jun 9, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters Promotes Effort to Reduce Student Loan Burden WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement today after President Obama announced executive actions to make student loans more affordable by capping payments at 10 percent of monthly incomes for standard borrowers and 6 percent for eligible servicemembers: “In order for the United States to be... Read More

Rep. Peters Hosts Seminar to Expand Export Opportunities for Local Businesses

Jun 5, 2014 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) hosted an ‘Export Sales Seminar for San Diego Companies’ event at the San Diego ‘B’ St. Terminal. The event, conducted in conjunction with the Port of San Diego, the San Diego & Imperial District Export Council, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, featured four panels and more than fifteen speakers to provide local businesses with... Read More

Rep. Peters, Operation Free, CleanTECH San Diego Host First Public Screening of THE BURDEN

Jun 5, 2014 | Press Release
San Diego, Calif.—Last evening, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), clean energy campaign Operation Free, and CleanTECH San Diego hosted the first public screening of documentary film THE BURDEN, followed by a discussion on Defense Energy issues at the recently opened San Diego Central Library. THE BURDEN is the first documentary of its kind to tell the story of how our dependence on fossil... Read More

Rep. Peters Praises EPA Emissions Reduction Proposal

Jun 2, 2014 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed power plant emissions reduction plan: “I congratulate President Obama for his leadership on climate action, and especially for the flexible approach he has brought to this issue. Instead of imposing a one-size-fits-all, potentially clumsy... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Freeing of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

May 31, 2014 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the announcement that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been in Taliban captivity since 2009, was freed today: “Hearing of Sgt. Bergdahl’s release is a joyous relief to all who fought to bring him back, but mostly to his family who never gave up hope,” Rep. Peters said. “I want to thank the... Read More

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