Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Congressman Peters Introduces Resolution for POW Sergeant Bergdahl

Jul 10, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Scott Peters introduced a Congressional Resolution that supports increased diplomatic efforts to secure the freedom of Army Sergeant Bowe Robert Bergdahl. In addition, he sent a letter late yesterday to President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry formally requesting a review of the efforts. Bergdahl is currently the only known American Prisoner of War, and... Read More

Congressman Peters’ Statement on ACA Employer Mandate Implementation Delay

Jul 3, 2013 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s decision to delay implementation of the employer mandate section of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until 2015:“I am pleased to hear that the ACA employer mandate has been delayed for a year. The extended implementation timeline should allow for a... Read More

Congressman Peters Calls for State Department Review of Efforts to Bring Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Home

Jul 1, 2013 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO, CA - Today, Congressman Scott Peters announced he will introduce a Congressional resolution supporting increased diplomatic efforts to secure the freedom of Army Sergeant Bowe Robert Bergdahl. In addition, he will be sending a letter to President Obama & Secretary of State Kerry formally requesting a review of the efforts. Bergdahl is currently the only known American Prisoner of... Read More

Congressman Peters Applauds Senate Passage of Immigration Reform

Jun 27, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill on a bipartisan 68-32 vote.“I am pleased that the Senate has acted in a bipartisan manner to address this pressing national issue. They had an open dialogue that included the viewpoints of members from across the country.“It... Read More

Congressman Peters’ Statement on Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA & Proposition 8

Jun 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8.“It is a significant day for the American ideals of equality and fairness,” Congressman Peters said. “I am proud to stand with the LGBT community as all Americans can celebrate this news.“With the... Read More

Congressman Peters Attends and Comments on the President’s Climate Change Address

Jun 26, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after attending President Obama’s speech at Georgetown University. Because of his leadership on this issue, Peters was one of a select group of U.S. House members invited by the White House to attend.  In today’s address, President Obama put forward a series of proposals to address global climate... Read More

Representative Peters joins with NOH8 On The Hill to Stand for Equality

Jun 24, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) continued his advocacy for marriage equality by participating in the third annual NOH8 On The Hill photo event. Congressman Peters, posing with NOH8’s iconic face tattoo and duct tape, joined nearly 70 new Members of Congress, including two Senators, in support of marriage equality, non-discrimination, and equal rights for all... Read More

Mean and Clean: Mission Readiness Through Energy Diversity

Jun 24, 2013 | Op-Eds
Roll Call - Mean and Clean: Mission Readiness Through Energy Diversity http://www.rollcall.com/news/mean_and_clean_mission_readiness_through_energy_diversity_commentary-225846-1.html?pos=oopih By Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) & Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) - For the price of a single F-22 fighter jet, Congress could do more to strengthen national security and our economy than an entire combat... Read More

The benefits of a competitive seat

Jun 21, 2013 | Op-Eds
Op-Ed (The Hill) - The benefits of a competitive seat http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/306835-the-benefits-of-a-competitive-seatIn Washington, D.C., some Members of Congress are described as “having a race,” as opposed to others, who are considered “safe.”  You know what that means.  Democrats who represent an overwhelmingly Democratic... Read More
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LGBT workplace discrimination must end

Jun 21, 2013 | Op-Eds
UT OpEd - LGBT workplace discrimination must end http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jun/20/LGBT-workplace-discrimination-legislation/The Supreme Court is expected to make a historic ruling on the marriage rights of same-sex couples any day now. As a longtime advocate for marriage equality, I hope the Court will do the right thing and rule same-sex marriage a constitutionally protected... Read More

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