Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Latest News

Floor Speeches

Jan 3, 2013 | Speech
When a Member of Congress is given time to formally express an opinion or make a statement on an issue before the House, they are said to have the 'floor' of the House, and their views are referred to as a 'Floor Speech'.How House Members are allotted time to speak, or sometimes observe silence, are adapted from rules of order originally written by Thomas Jefferson. The speeches... Read More

Editorial Articles

Jan 3, 2013 | Editorial
Editorials historically came about as a means to let the average person know the opinions of the editors and publishers of newspapers and magazines.Eventually editors realized that added interest in their newspapers and magazines could be sparked by allowing readers to express their opinions on the page opposite the editorial, and the modern op-ed was invented. Today 'editorial' and '... Read More

113th United States Congress Takes Office

Jan 3, 2013 | Press Release
The First Session of the 113th Congress commences January 3rd, 2013.

Representative Peters Sworn Into Office

Jan 3, 2013 | Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker John Boehner January 3rd, 2013.