Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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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

Rep. Peters Decries Bill to Cut Scientific Research Funding

May 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting against the “Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act” in the Science, Space, and Technology Committee: “This is yet another case of politicians getting in the way of letting scientists do their work. Instead of funding science at the levels necessary to ensure... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls for VA Secretary Shinseki to Resign

May 28, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement calling for Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to resign his post, or for President Obama to fire Secretary Shinseki should he not furnish a resignation. This comes in light of today’s report from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “For too long the... Read More
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Congressman Peters’ Statement on Memorial Day

May 25, 2014 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in honor of Memorial Day, which takes place tomorrow, May 26th: “San Diego is a military and veterans town, and we are proud of our heritage protecting our national security. On Memorial Day, we honor the sacrifices of men and women who have given their lives in service to our country. Every day,... Read More

Congressman Peters Pushes NSA Reforms Forward

May 22, 2014 | Press Release
Congressman Peters Pushes NSA Reforms Forward WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3361, the “USA Freedom Act,” which modifies the authority of the National Security Agency (NSA) by ending its ability to collect and hold telephone metadata and other bulk data: “Protecting our country is increasingly... Read More

Rep. Peters Brings Key Defense Funds to San Diego

May 22, 2014 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in favor of H.R. 4435, the “National Defense Authorization Act,” (NDAA) which passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan 325-98 vote. “This bipartisan bill is good for San Diego and protects the military assets that are a key driver for our regional economy,” Rep. Peters said. “I’m proud to move forward bringing money to... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes for Increased Veterans Administration Accountability

May 21, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters Votes for Increased Veterans Administration Accountability WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 4031, the “Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act,” which gives the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) more flexibility over the employment status of senior level officials. This... Read More
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