Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Isn’t it about time for a budget conference?

Jun 13, 2013 | Op-Eds
 Op-Ed: Isn’t it about time for a budget conference? http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/305141-isnt-it-about-time-for-a-budget-conferenceBy Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52)Last year, the House Republican leadership made a point to criticize the Senate, controlled by Democrats, for not having passed a budget in four years.  I agreed with them.  They were right.... Read More

Congressman Peters Introduces Bipartisan ‘STRONG’ Act to Address Disaster Resiliency

Jun 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the ‘Strengthening the Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act.’ Over the last two years the federal government has spent more than $136 billion on relief for hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, wildfires, and other weather related incidents. This bill, which makes communities more resilient to... Read More

Six Possible Stymies to Innovation

Jun 10, 2013 | Op-Eds
Op-Ed: Voice of San Diego http://voiceofsandiego.org/2013/06/10/six-possible-stymies-to-innovation-in-san-diego/ After more than two decades in San Diego, I had some thoughts about Kelly Bennett’s June 3 question, “What could stymie the kind of invention and innovation that San Diego strives to be known for?” Here are six possible stymies: 1.  The federal government backs away from... Read More

Congressman Peters’ Statement on Passage of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act

Jun 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 2217, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. The bill provides the budgetary funding for the 2014 Fiscal Year for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and passed on a bipartisan 245-182 vote.Rep. Peters said, “This appropriation bill does a lot of... Read More

Congressman Peters’ Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act in the House Armed Services Committee

Jun 6, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), out of the House Armed Services Committee. The bill passed the full committee early this morning on a bipartisan vote of 59-2 and goes next to the whole House for consideration. This bill is expected to be debated and voted on by... Read More

Congressman Peters’ Statement on Passage of H.R. 2216

Jun 5, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 2216, the Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act. The bill provides the budgetary funding for the 2014 Fiscal Year for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the military construction budget within the Department of Defense (DOD), as well as... Read More

Don’t let another hurricane season blow by without climate action

Jun 4, 2013 | Op-Eds
The Hill - Don’t let another hurricane season blow by without climate action http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-a-environment/303093-dont-let-another-hurricane-season-blow-by-without-climate-actionReps. Scott Peters (CA-52), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), & Paul Tonko (NY-20) -As hurricane season begins and vulnerable coastal communities brace for high winds and storm surges,... Read More

Congressman Peters' Statement on Vote for ‘Smarter Solutions for Students Act’

May 23, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on his vote for H.R. 1911, the ‘Smarter Solutions for Students Act,’ which moves to tie annual student interest rates to 10-year US Treasury notes.“I voted for this bill today to keep subsidized Stafford student loan rates from doubling to 6.8% on July 1st, which will occur if... Read More

Congressman Peters’ Statement on Vote Against Keystone XL Pipeline

May 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement regarding his vote against H.R. 3 “The Northern Route Approval Act,” which would override permitting requirements for the Keystone XL Pipeline. “I share the frustration of many Americans who believe that the process for making a decision either way on this project has taken far too long,” Congressman... Read More

Reps. Peters, Griffith, & McCaul Introduce ‘Patient Choice Act of 2013’

May 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA), Morgan Griffith (R-VA), & Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2090, the bipartisan ‘Patient Choice Act of 2013,’ which allows the terminally ill to purchase drugs that have received preliminary approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), thereby increasing patient access to cutting-edge therapies. Many... Read More

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