Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters: Trump Budget Bad for San Diego and Working Families

May 23, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) slammed President Trump’s federal budget proposal, which would hurt San Diego’s economy and put a larger burden on working families. The budget proposes deep cuts to clean air and clean water protections, scientific research funding through the NIH and NOAA, affordable housing programs, and infrastructure investments – including the elimination of... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Student Startups

May 19, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the bipartisan Building Opportunity for Student Startups, or “BOSS” Act, to better understand the role that incubators and accelerators at universities play in encouraging entrepreneurship, commercializing federally-funded research, and growing regional economies. The National Academy of Sciences would report to Congress within a year to... Read More

Rep. Peters Sends Letter to Every House Republican Urging them to Back Independent Russia Investigation

May 17, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) sent a letter to every Republican member of the House of Representatives making the case for them to support an independent commission to investigate Russian influence in the election and over the White House. Rep. Peters specifically urged his Republican colleagues to co-sponsor the Protecting Our Democracy Act, which would create a bipartisan... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls on Republicans to Help Get Answers on Comey Memo

May 17, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on reports that President Trump urged then-F.B.I. Director James Comey to halt the investigation into the President and his associate’s ties to Russia: “The need for a bipartisan defense of our democracy and our institutions is growing more urgent by the day. “Yesterday morning, in response to reports that President... Read More

Rep. Peters Invites You to Miramar Cemetery Community Open House

May 16, 2017 | Press Release
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Rep. Peters to GOP: Put Country before Party

May 16, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after President Trump confirmed the Washington Post’s story that he gave classified intelligence to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak during their closed meeting in the Oval Office last week: “It is well beyond time for Republicans to put country before... Read More

Rep. Peters: Comey Firing a Brazen Assault on Our Democracy

May 9, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey: “Firing law enforcement officers who may be investigating you or your associates and then appointing their replacements is something that happens in dictatorships – not in the United States of America. This move from the President is breathtaking... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes Against Ripping Healthcare Away from Millions, Vows to Keep Fighting

May 4, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against the Republican Healthcare repeal bill that would dismantle many of the protections of the Affordable Care Act, gut funding for Medicaid and Planned Parenthood, raise out-of-pocket costs for seniors and working families, and lead to 24 million fewer Americans having health insurance. The bill passed on a strictly partisan 217-213 vote... Read More

Rep. Peters: NIH Funding, Defense Readiness Boost, No Border Wall make Spending Bill a Win for San Diego

May 3, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass a bipartisan federal spending package that invests in San Diego priorities, including a $15 billion increase in defense spending and a $2 billion boost for basic scientific research through the National Institutes of Health. The bill, which appropriates federal spending for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, does not... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces HYPE Act to Cut Red Tape for Hydropower Projects

May 2, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced the Hydropower Permit Extension, or “HYPE” Act, to cut red tape in the construction permitting process for hydropower projects and incentivize greater investment in carbon-free hydropower. The bill gives already-approved hydropower projects an extra year on their initial permit to begin construction. It also grants the Federal Energy... Read More