Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Promotes Long-Term Water Planning, Decries Short-Sighted Bill

Feb 5, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters Promotes Long-Term Water Planning, Decries Short-Sighted Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) stood up for a long-term California water infrastructure vision on the floor of the U.S. House. During the debate on H.R. 3964, the “Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act,” Rep. Peters offered an amendment to ensure that the bill does not harm... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Expanded GI Bill Benefits

Feb 3, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters Helps Pass Expanded GI Bill Benefits WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after his vote of support helped pass H.R. 357, the ‘GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act.’ “The veterans’ unemployment rate in San Diego is disproportionately higher than other parts of the country because so many recently returning veterans come back here to... Read More

Rep. Peters Announces ‘App’ Contest for Local High School Students

Jan 31, 2014 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Competition, nicknamed the ‘House App Contest.’ Students in the 52nd district will compete to create their own software application (app) to be judged by a panel of San Diego’s tech and innovation leaders. The winner will have their app featured on Rep... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Vote Against Farm Bill

Jan 29, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters’ Statement on Vote Against Farm Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting ‘Nay’ on the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Act (FARRM Bill), which establishes federal agriculture policy for five years. It passed the House 251-166. “In short, today’s Farm Bill had too many subsidies for wealthy farmers, and not... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Vote to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

Jan 28, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters’ Statement on Vote to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 7, legislation which would restrict a woman’s right to use her own money to purchase health insurance on the private market that meets her health care needs: “Instead of working to build more bipartisan... Read More
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Congressman Peters’ Statement on Roe v. Wade 41st Anniversary

Jan 22, 2014 | Press Release
Congressman Peters’ Statement on Roe v. Wade 41st Anniversary SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement as the country marks the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which protects a woman’s right to privacy, and her right to make her own choices about her own health care and her body. “Women should be free to make their... Read More
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A Win for Both Sides of the Border

Jan 17, 2014 | Op-Eds
Voice of San Diego - A Win for Both Sides of the Border: http://voiceofsandiego.org/2014/01/17/a-win-for-both-sides-of-the-border/ Reps. Scott Peters & Juan Vargas Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee unveiled a spending bill that included $226 million for an ongoing improvement project at San Ysidro’s Port of Entry. This project will create jobs, grow our economy and... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Video Showing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Alive

Jan 15, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters’ Statement on Video Showing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Alive WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after hearing reports that new video showing Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl alive has been obtained by the United States Military. Rep. Peters has worked to raise attention to Sgt. Bergdahl’s captivity by introducing a resolution in Congress calling... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Statement on Omnibus Package

Jan 15, 2014 | Press Release
Rep. Peters’ Statement on Omnibus Package WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the passage of the omnibus appropriations bill that provides funding for the rest of Fiscal Year 2014. Congressman Peters supported the bill and it passed the House 359-67. “Before coming to Congress I advocated for No Budget, No Pay – the idea that if... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Region scores with border entry funding

Jan 15, 2014 | Op-Eds
UT - http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jan/14/letters-museums-border-gregory-landfill/ Since coming to Congress, we’ve fought for a budget that invests in infrastructure necessary to support our economic recovery. Funding for the San Ysidro Port of Entry has been at the top of our list. The hours-long wait times at our broken border cost the region an estimated $7.2 billion in economic output... Read More
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