Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Congressman Peters Calls for Student Loan Rate Freeze

May 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) spoke out today on the floor of the House of Representatives about the need for Congress to take immediate action to freeze reduced subsidized Stafford Loan rates for another two years. If Congress does not pass legislation to freeze the rates they will double on July 1st.On the floor Congressman Peters stated, “Right now, college... Read More

Congressman Peters' Statement on IRS Misconduct

May 14, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the ongoing investigation into misconduct by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which allegedly targeted conservative 501(c)(4) organizations inappropriately.Congressman Peters said, “All Americans, regardless of political party or ideology, should be treated equally under the law, and... Read More
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Congressman Peters Introduces the 'SUPER' Act to Combat Super Pollutants

May 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction Act (SUPER Act) of 2013, legislation aimed at combating some of the most significant drivers of global climate change.  Super pollutants, also known as short lived climate pollutants, are only somewhat addressed by disparate government programs, and this bill would work to... Read More

Congressman Peters' Statement on the 'Full Faith & Credit Act'

May 9, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on his vote against H.R. 807, a bill that creates more confusion about the debt ceiling instead of taking action to actually address the self-manufactured crisis-to-crisis cycle of governance that harms our economic recovery.“I have always said that the debt limit is not something to play games... Read More

Congressman Peters' Statement on the 'Working Families Flexibility Act'

May 8, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on his vote against H.R. 1406, a political gimmick that does not provide real flexibility to workers.  The bill has the potential to result in longer hours on the job without overtime income and no guarantee that employees will get leave time when they need it most.“I voted against this... Read More

Rep. Peters ‘Sequesters’ His Own Pay; Donates it to Feed Seniors In Need

May 7, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) applied the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration to his own paycheck, stating that “any rules Congress imposes on federal employees and all Americans ought to apply to us, too.” He will take eight percent of his monthly salary, which equates to about $1,300 per month, and donate it to the Senior Community... Read More

Congressman Peters & Congresswoman Davis Cohost ‘Scam Stopper’ Seminar for Seniors

Apr 30, 2013 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today Congressman Scott Peters and Congresswoman Susan Davis hosted a free seminar for seniors on how to protect themselves from scammers.  The event, held at the Gary & Mary West Senior Wellness Center in Downtown San Diego, featured a number of state and local organizations, which provided information on where seniors are being targeted as well as tips for fraud... Read More
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Congressman Peters Hosts Congressional Briefing on Super Pollutants

Apr 26, 2013 | Press Release
Congressman Peters Hosts Congressional Briefing on Super PollutantsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Peters featured Dr. V. Ramanathan, a San Diego resident and world-renowned climate scientist from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at a congressional briefing on short lived climate pollutants, also known as super pollutants, and the opportunity for communities to manage and reuse... Read More

Congressman Peters Statement on Ending FAA Furloughs

Apr 26, 2013 | Press Release
Congressman Peters Statement on Ending FAA FurloughsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1765, which allows the FAA the flexibility necessary to end the furloughs that have caused airport delays for passengers across the country this week. “I voted today to provide the FAA with flexibility to avoid... Read More

Congressman Peters Introduces ‘Shelter Our Servicemembers’ Act

Apr 25, 2013 | Press Release
 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late yesterday Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced another piece of legislation: the Shelter Our Servicemembers (SOS) Act to help address San Diego’s significant elderly homeless veteran population.  Each night in the United States nearly 63,000 veterans are homeless, and more than a third of them are over the age of 55.“San Diego has the... Read More

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