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Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Opinion: Congressional ‘Queen of the Hill’ Rule Could Finally Achieve DACA Fix

May 10, 2018 | Op-Eds
During district work periods, the days there are no votes in Congress, I spend my time visiting local businesses and attending events throughout San Diego, and hosting meetings in my office with constituents. Meeting new people throughout my district and hearing how the federal government is helping—or hurting—them is one of the best, and most important, parts of the job. While out in the... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Exit Iran Deal

May 9, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after President Trump announced his intention to pull out of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran, the U.S., European allies, China, and Russia: “I voted for the Iran deal because it made sure that America was at the table to negotiate. This action devastates America’s position as a reliable world... Read More

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Advances Rep. Peters’ Bipartisan VA Health Care Transparency and Competition Bill

May 8, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), highlighted the markup and favorable report out of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee of his bipartisan legislation requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award contracts to multiple regional providers for medical supplies. This requirement would drive health care prices down in the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) program by... Read More

Rep. Peters Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition Winner

May 7, 2018 | Press Release
SAN DIEGO– Last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) hosted a reception for the participants of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition and their families where he announced the winning submission, “Kaitlyn,” an acrylic painting by Emily Krueger of Canyon Crest Academy. The reception, which took place at The New Children’s Museum also featured a display of all the artwork submitted by San... Read More

Rep. Peters on Resignation of EPA’s Kelly: ‘Welcome News’

May 1, 2018 | Press Release
Five days after U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, called for the investigation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top Superfund chief Albert Kelly, Kelly has resigned his position. Following the controversy surrounding Kelly’s lifetime ban from the banking industry, lack of relevant experience, and potential conflict of interest related... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass FAA Reauthorization with Noise Mitigation, Requirements for Increased Community Input

Apr 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which reauthorizes and funds the federal aviation program for the next five years, including NextGen, FAA’s program to modernize aircraft technology nationwide. The bill also contains measures to address airplane noise including studies to better understand the effect of noise on communities, programs to... Read More

Rep. Peters Announces $1.17 million EPA Grant to Address Tijuana River Sewage Spills

Apr 24, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced a $1.17 million Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to address one of the wastewater collectors that failed and caused major sewage spills that continue to flow into San Diego waterways and beaches. Rep. Peters has fought to preserve the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program (BWIP), which is the funding mechanism for water... Read More

Rep. Peters Awarded “Innovator in Biotechnology” for Support of San Diego Biotech, Life Sciences

Apr 19, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was honored by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization with the “Innovator in Biotechnology” award, which recognizes Members of Congress who have championed the biotechnology and life science industries, a key economic sector for the San Diego region that is creating life-changing and life-saving advances, as well as tens of thousands of jobs of the... Read More

Reps. Peters, Bergman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Extend Education and Career Counseling to All Deployed Troops

Apr 18, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Reserve Component Vocational Rehabilitation Parity Act to extend Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reservists and guardsmen who are called to serve during times of war or national emergency. Under current law, the Department of Defense can authorize... Read More

Rep. Peters Blasts Hypocrisy of GOP Balanced Budget Bill Weeks After Tax Plan Added $1.5 Trillion to Deficit

Apr 12, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would require Congress to pass a balanced federal budget, calling it “profoundly hypocritical” for House Republicans to call for a balanced budget just weeks after they passed a tax cut plan that adds $1.8 trillion dollars to the national deficit in a decade.  The bill, passed along a... Read More