Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters on Resignation of EPA’s Kelly: ‘Welcome News’

May 1, 2018 | Press Release
Five days after U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, called for the investigation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top Superfund chief Albert Kelly, Kelly has resigned his position. Following the controversy surrounding Kelly’s lifetime ban from the banking industry, lack of relevant experience, and potential conflict of interest related... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass FAA Reauthorization with Noise Mitigation, Requirements for Increased Community Input

Apr 27, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which reauthorizes and funds the federal aviation program for the next five years, including NextGen, FAA’s program to modernize aircraft technology nationwide. The bill also contains measures to address airplane noise including studies to better understand the effect of noise on communities, programs to... Read More

Rep. Peters Announces $1.17 million EPA Grant to Address Tijuana River Sewage Spills

Apr 24, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced a $1.17 million Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to address one of the wastewater collectors that failed and caused major sewage spills that continue to flow into San Diego waterways and beaches. Rep. Peters has fought to preserve the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program (BWIP), which is the funding mechanism for water... Read More

Rep. Peters Awarded “Innovator in Biotechnology” for Support of San Diego Biotech, Life Sciences

Apr 19, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was honored by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization with the “Innovator in Biotechnology” award, which recognizes Members of Congress who have championed the biotechnology and life science industries, a key economic sector for the San Diego region that is creating life-changing and life-saving advances, as well as tens of thousands of jobs of the... Read More

Reps. Peters, Bergman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Extend Education and Career Counseling to All Deployed Troops

Apr 18, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Reserve Component Vocational Rehabilitation Parity Act to extend Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reservists and guardsmen who are called to serve during times of war or national emergency. Under current law, the Department of Defense can authorize... Read More
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Rep. Peters Blasts Hypocrisy of GOP Balanced Budget Bill Weeks After Tax Plan Added $1.5 Trillion to Deficit

Apr 12, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would require Congress to pass a balanced federal budget, calling it “profoundly hypocritical” for House Republicans to call for a balanced budget just weeks after they passed a tax cut plan that adds $1.8 trillion dollars to the national deficit in a decade.  The bill, passed along a... Read More

Rep. Peters Demands More Accountability, Better Protection of Private Data

Apr 11, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) called on Facebook to assure the American people they will take better steps to protect online privacy and data collection to prevent a massive breach of user information and ensure third-party apps do not misuse any data they are sold. Rep. Peters suggested that any company gathering personal information from online users must take steps to ensure... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Announced Retirement

Apr 11, 2018 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after Speaker Paul Ryan announced he will retire at the end of his term: “I first met Paul Ryan in the House gym, where we used to work out together in my first term. Although he and I rarely agree on political issues, he is a decent guy who’s dedicated to his family and his country. When Paul became Speaker, I hoped he’... Read More
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Rep. Peters Statement Re: MCAS Miramar-based Helicopter Crash

Apr 4, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) offered his prayers for the MCAS Miramar-based servicemembers, who are presumed dead, following the helicopter crash in Imperial County that occurred Tuesday afternoon.  Rep. Peters released the following statement: “I want to offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of our fallen heroes. My... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on the Firing of VA Secretary David Shulkin

Mar 29, 2018 | Press Release
U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement in response to the firing of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin: “I want to thank Dr. Shulkin for his service to our country—he was supported by many of us in Congress and veterans across the country—and we accomplished a lot together from the... Read More
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