Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Latest News

Why Congress should fix the Affordable Care Act

Jul 7, 2017 | Op-Eds
It’s hard to find anyone other than Republican members of Congress who think the current proposals to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act are good policy. The proposals are opposed by doctors, nurses, hospitals, faith leaders, insurance providers, AARP and likely by the 22 million Americans who will lose their health care if these plans are adopted. Fortunately for... Read More

Rep. Peters a ‘No’ on Reckless Immigration Bills that would Undermine Law Enforcement

Jun 29, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against a pair of reckless immigration bills that would undermine law enforcement and public safety in San Diego. H.R. 3003 forces local law enforcement to do the job of federal immigration officers and would withhold federal law enforcement resources – including COPS grants and Byrne-JAG grants – from police departments that do not comply. San... Read More

Rep. Peters: Senate Bill Strips Health Care from Millions to Pay for Tax Cuts for Wealthy

Jun 26, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) sharply criticized the Senate Republican healthcare repeal bill after an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office found that it would cause 22 million fewer Americans to have health insurance, including 4 million Americans who would lose employer-sponsored coverage next year. The CBO estimates that under the new bill, a senior making $56,800 in... Read More

ICYMI: Rep. Peters Op-ed on 1-year Anniversary of the House Gun Violence Sit-in

Jun 22, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) posted an op-ed on the Huffington Post marking the one-year anniversary of the House Democrats’ sit-in protest demanding a vote on gun safety legislation. Rep. Peters was the first to livestream the protest, using the app Periscope to broadcast the House chamber after Speaker Ryan used his power to turn off the cameras and microphones... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Bill to Simplify State Income Tax Requirements

Jun 20, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act to make filing taxes easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses that operate across state lines. The bill creates a clearer framework for when states can tax individuals who do work in that state, but don’t reside there. Specifically it prevents states from taxing individuals... Read More

Rep. Peters Leads Bipartisan Effort to Reduce Stigma Around Veterans Mental Health

Jun 16, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52) and Walter B. Jones (NC-03) announced bipartisan legislation to help reduce the stigma around mental health injuries and encourage more servicemembers and veterans to pursue mental health treatment. The bill designates the month of June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) Awareness month and June 27th as National PTSI Awareness Day. It aims... Read More

Rep. Peters Votes to Pass Bipartisan VA Accountability Bill

Jun 13, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) joined a bipartisan majority to pass the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to help improve the service and care veterans receive at the VA. The bill will give the Secretary of Veterans Affairs greater authority to remove or discipline poorly-performing and negligent employees. It will also strengthen... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Clean Energy Bill Passes House of Representatives

Jun 12, 2017 | Press Release
Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) Hydropower Permit Extension, or “HYPE” Act, to cut red tape in the construction permitting process for hydropower projects and encourage greater investment in clean energy. The HYPE Act adds a year to preliminary construction permits for hydropower projects, and allows the Federal Energy Regulatory... Read More

Reps. Peters, Curbelo Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Potent Climate Pollution

Jun 8, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) introduced the bipartisan Super Pollutant Emissions Reduction, or SUPER Act, to combat the emission of short-lived climate pollutants, benefit public health, and repair American climate leadership. Super pollutants include black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane. They cause about 25 to 2,000 times more warming... Read More

Reps. Peters Votes Against Gutting Consumer and Wall Street Protections

Jun 8, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against the Financial CHOICE Act, a bill containing many provisions that would gut Wall Street reforms and consumer protections put in place under the Dodd-Frank Act after the 2008 financial crisis. The bill eliminates the independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was set up to protect Americans from abusive financial... Read More