Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters: “Dirty Power Plan” Ignores Increasing Signs of Climate Change

Aug 21, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after President Trump announced his administration is replacing the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan: “Once again, the president has tossed aside a carefully crafted plan to keep our air clean and protect the environment and the public from the effects of climate change. It is another step backward for energy... Read More

Reps. Peters, Vargas, Davis, and Hunter Celebrate San Ysidro Port of Entry PedEast Grand Opening

Aug 15, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) celebrated the opening of PedEast, the newest piece of the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry modernization that will increase pedestrian inspection capacity at the busiest land port in the Western Hemisphere. The new structure adds 22 lanes to the existing 14 lanes at PedWest, effectively doubling capacity and increasing efficiency by cutting... Read More

Rep. Peters Introduces Rent Assistance Bill to Address High Housing Costs

Aug 14, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the Rent Relief Act to help Americans struggling to afford housing each month. The bill would provide a refundable tax credit to renters who paid more than 30 percent of their gross income on rent, including utilities, the previous year. The bill is the House companion to the bill introduced in the Senate by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA... Read More

The case for keeping fuel efficiency standards

Aug 9, 2018 | Op-Eds
Last week, the Trump administration announced its intent to roll back fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks sold in the United States through 2026, and to eliminate states’ authority to set their own, more stringent pollution standards. The move is backward looking for American business, consumers and the environment. Other than President Trump and many elected... Read More

Biometrics for Bikers: Rep. Peters Highlights Change in Base Access Procedures for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Aug 8, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) highlighted a change to base access procedures for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, which could cause visitors to be denied access—a particular concern for recreational bikers, who would be forced to bike on the I-5. Camp Pendleton recently acquired a Defense Biometric Identification System, a new Physical Access Control System... Read More

Rep. Peters Blasts Trump Administration’s Rollback of California Clean Air Standards

Aug 2, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) blasted the Trump Administration’s announcement that it will roll back fuel efficiency standards for American vehicles through 2026. California and 17 other states are waging a legal battle to ensure the state can continue to implement its own higher standards to protect our air and water from pollution. “This regulatory rollback by the Trump... Read More

Rep. Peters Highlights Forever GI Bill Changes to Take Effect August 1

Jul 31, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced changes to veteran education benefits, which became law as part of the Forever GI Bill, will go into effect tomorrow, August 1, 2018. The Forever GI Bill also included a provision written by Rep. Peters to make all Purple Heart recipients eligible for full education benefits, regardless of how long they served active-duty. “One... Read More

Rep. Peters Supports Bipartisan National Defense Funding Bill

Jul 26, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) supported the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of Fiscal Year 2019, as agreed upon by both the House and Senate. It is expected to be signed into law by the President. “This legislation will provide necessary funding to make sure that our military can continue to protect our nation. I supported the House version of this... Read More

House of Reps Passes Peters’ Bipartisan Bill to Provide Education and Career Counseling for All Deployed Troops

Jul 24, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) bipartisan bill to extend education and career counseling to all deployed servicemembers passed the House. The Reserve Component Vocational Rehabilitation Parity Act extends 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... Read More

Rep. Peters Statement on the Departure of MCAS Miramar Commanding Officer Colonel Woodworth

Jul 20, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the departure of Colonel Jason G. Woodworth as commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar: “I first met Col. Woodworth in 2015, just days before he officially assumed command of MCAS Miramar. Since then, his steadfast leadership has been a tremendous benefit to San Diego, MCAS Miramar, and... Read More