Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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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

Congressman Peters Introduces Veterans Employment Transition Act

May 21, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Late yesterday, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52), along with his colleague Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), introduced the Veteran Employment Transition (VETS) Act, which would include allowing employers to claim a new, streamlined $2,400 credit when they hire a recently discharged veteran. The bipartisan bill has received wide support in the House and Senate, where a... Read More

Congressman Peters' Statement on American Craft Beer Week

May 17, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on American Craft Beer Week, which is being celebrated nationwide May 12-19. San Diego is home to numerous breweries and, according to a study by National University’s System Institute for Policy Research, the craft brewing industry generates nearly $300 million in annual economic impact on the region.... Read More

Congressman Peters and Congressman McKeon Introduce CASA

May 17, 2013 | Press Release
Washington, D.C.- This week, Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA 25) and Congressman Scott Peters (D- CA 52) introduced H.R. 1997, the Communities Achieving Sustainability Act (CASA).  CASA Authorizes the Housing Urban Development (HUD) to make 203k loans to small investors for a 2-year period. This legislation will help revitalize communities (especially those hurt most by... Read More

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