Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Votes Against Healthcare Repeal Bill in Energy and Commerce Committee

Mar 9, 2017 | Press Release
Today, after a marathon 27 hour meeting, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against advancing the Republican healthcare repeal out of the Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill repeals many parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual and employer insurance mandates and the subsidies that help working families afford health insurance. The bill also makes drastic... Read More
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Rep. Peters Urges Fiscal Responsibility, Bipartisanship in Markup of Healthcare Repeal

Mar 8, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) urged fiscal responsibility and bipartisanship during the first day of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s ‘markup’ meeting to make changes to the Republican healthcare repeal bill. Rep. Peters opposes the repeal plan that would reduce insurance coverage and increase healthcare costs for working... Read More
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Veterans Committee Passes Rep. Peters’ Bipartisan Bill to Give All Purple Heart Recipients Access to Post-9/11 GI Benefits

Mar 8, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs passed U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) bipartisan bill H.R. 1379, which extends benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program to all honorably discharged Purple Heart recipients, regardless of duration of service. Currently, Post-9/11 GI Bill... Read More
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Rep. Peters: New Travel Ban About Politics, not Security

Mar 6, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on President Trump’s new executive order that halts the refugee program and bans legal travel and immigration from 6 Muslim-majority nations: “The White House has said that this travel ban would be fundamentally the same as the last one that was struck down by the courts, and that is exactly what... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls Perjury by Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘Disqualifying’

Mar 2, 2017 | Press Release
“I believe Mr. Sessions should resign” Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement regarding the revelation that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing about his contacts with Russia: “The Attorney General is our nation’s top law enforcement officer. His integrity must be... Read More

Rep. Peters Responds to Trump Address to Congress

Feb 28, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) responded to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress. Earlier today, Rep. Peters and the rest of the New Democrat Coalition Leadership Team sent a letter to President Trump urging him to “stop advancing divisive policies and inflammatory rhetoric and instead focus on policies that will grow the economy,... Read More

Rep. Peters: CNN Video Confirms Friedman Wrong Choice for Ambassador to Israel

Feb 24, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) urged President Trump to reconsider his nomination of David Friedman to be the U.S. Ambassador to Israel after CNN reported on a video of Friedman bragging about undermining support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine peace process and criticizing the Anti-Defamation League. Rep. Peters released the following statement... Read More

Rep. Peters Intros Bill to Make Congress Work More, Hold Trump Accountable

Feb 17, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced a proposal to get Congress back to work and strengthen its ability to be a constitutional check on the Trump Administration. The resolution would require the House of Representatives to meet 5 days per week for 39 weeks out of the year, for a minimum of 195 working days. The House is scheduled to... Read More

Rep. Peters Stands up For Affordable Family Planning

Feb 16, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against overturning a rule issued last year by the Department of Health and Human Services that protects health care providers from being targeted and defunded for political purposes. In the past year, states have attempted to restrict funding to clinics that participate in the Title X program, which provides grants to public... Read More

Rep. Peters: On Flynn, the Ruble Stops with Trump

Feb 14, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement demanding answers directly from President Trump on the unanswered questions surrounding National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s resignation from his position after reportedly discussing sanctions relief with Russia while he was still a civilian and then lying about it: “The White House was told... Read More

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