Since 2013

$3,418,245​​ ​​DOLLARS RETURNED TO SAN DIEGANS

Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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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

Congressman Peters Highlights Summer Food Service Program

Jun 19, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) highlighted the kickoff of the Summer Food Service Program at locations throughout the 52nd Congressional District. The program, sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, offers free meals to children as part of a nationwide effort to combat child hunger after the school year ends.“Summer has arrived, and for many this... Read More

Congressman Peters’ Statement on Vote Against Anti-Choice Bill

Jun 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on his vote against H.R. 1797, the misleadingly named Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill, which would bar a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy after 20 weeks and criminalize doctors seeking to provide constitutionally protected care, passed the House by a 22-196 vote. Congressman... Read More
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Congressman Peters Introduces ‘Sally K. Ride Congressional Gold Medal Act’

Jun 18, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced legislation to posthumously confer a Congressional Gold Medal on Dr. Sally K. Ride for her service as the first American woman in space, as an educator, and as a pioneer for women in the fields of science, math, and physics. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States Congress. “I am... Read More

Congressman Peters Calls for Action on Student Loan Rates

Jun 13, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Scott Peters (CA-52) called on leaders of both parties in the House of Representatives and the Senate to take definitive action to stop student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st. H.R. 1595 the Student Loan Relief Act, which the Congressman reaffirmed his support for today, would freeze rates at 3.4% for two years while Congress debates a... Read More
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Isn’t it about time for a budget conference?

Jun 13, 2013 | Op-Eds
 Op-Ed: Isn’t it about time for a budget conference? http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/305141-isnt-it-about-time-for-a-budget-conferenceBy Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52)Last year, the House Republican leadership made a point to criticize the Senate, controlled by Democrats, for not having passed a budget in four years.  I agreed with them.  They were right.... Read More
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Congressman Peters Introduces Bipartisan ‘STRONG’ Act to Address Disaster Resiliency

Jun 11, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the ‘Strengthening the Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act.’ Over the last two years the federal government has spent more than $136 billion on relief for hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, wildfires, and other weather related incidents. This bill, which makes communities more resilient to... Read More

Six Possible Stymies to Innovation

Jun 10, 2013 | Op-Eds
Op-Ed: Voice of San Diego http://voiceofsandiego.org/2013/06/10/six-possible-stymies-to-innovation-in-san-diego/ After more than two decades in San Diego, I had some thoughts about Kelly Bennett’s June 3 question, “What could stymie the kind of invention and innovation that San Diego strives to be known for?” Here are six possible stymies: 1.  The federal government backs away from... Read More

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