Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation: Welcome and Long Overdue

Jul 5, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to resign. “Scott Pruitt’s resignation is welcome and long overdue. As EPA Administrator, he wrongfully put personal interests over environmental stewardship and public health. Instead of focusing on protecting our land, air, and water for future generations, Pruitt... Read More

Rep. Peters: Bipartisan Defense Spending Bill Boosts San Diego Priorities

Jun 28, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted to pass the bipartisan Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act of 2019, which allocates all defense spending for the 2019 fiscal year including funding for military personnel, operations and maintenance, procurement, and research and development. “San Diegans know that a fifth of our region’s economy comes from the critical role we play... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

Jun 28, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released a statement following Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement that he will retire effective July 31: “I thank Justice Kennedy for his independent jurisprudence and his service to the Court and his country. I hope the president will nominate a candidate who is of similar caliber and fairness and who will carefully consider the... Read More
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Rep. Peters Denounces Republican Go-It-Alone Immigration Legislation

Jun 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined a bipartisan majority to defeat Speaker Ryan’s immigration bill, which failed by a 121-301 vote. “Make no mistake: this bill was no compromise. We wasted two weeks on bills that had no chance of passing. Instead of holding Dreamers and detained children hostage to the border wall, we should vote on bills to give Dreamers certainty and reunite... Read More
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Rep. Peters: Janus v. AFSCME Decision Hurts Public Servants

Jun 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released a statement following the 5-4 Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME decision, upending 40 years of precedent in collective bargaining rights: “The Supreme Court Janus ruling is a blatant, ideological attack on public servants, who have fought for rights that benefit all workers. It overturns decades of precedent that ensured fair pay and safe... Read More

Rep. Peters Decries Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Trump’s Travel Ban

Jun 26, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold 5-4 President Trump’s Muslim travel ban in the Trump v. Hawaii decision: “I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold this dangerous and cruel policy. This decision emboldens the President to enact discriminatory policies, under the false guise of national... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Fulfill An Overdue Promise to Blue Water Navy Veterans

Jun 26, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined his colleagues to pass the “Blue Water” Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, correcting a decades-old wrong and ensuring that Navy veterans who served offshore during the Vietnam War are entitled to the same benefits as other veterans exposed to Agent Orange. “Not all veterans who served in the Vietnam War have been treated with the respect and honor... Read More
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Rep. Peters’ Bill to Spur Development of Opioid Alternates Passes House as Part of Larger Package

Jun 22, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted with a bipartisan majority to pass the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, which includes a provision written and introduced by Rep. Peters to incentivize the use of innovative, non-opioid painkillers and make them available to Medicare patients. “The opioid... Read More

Rep. Peters: Executive Order on Family Separation is Seriously Flawed and Destined to Fail

Jun 20, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued this statement following the Trump Administration’s Executive Order to indefinitely detain families attempting to enter the United States without a valid visa, regardless of whether they are seeking asylum. “This Order might appear to provide a short-term fix on behalf of desperate families, but it instead is seriously flawed and destined to... Read More
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Rep. Peters Helps Introduce Keep Families Together Act to Stop Family Separation at the Border

Jun 19, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped introduce the Keep Families Together Act, which would immediately halt the Trump Administration’s horrific and cruel practice of separating families who arrive at the United States border. “Ripping terrified children away from their parents’ arms at the border is horrifying and un-American. These children have endured so much... Read More
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