Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Helps Pass Student Loan Counseling Bill

Sep 7, 2018 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined his colleagues to pass the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, legislation that ensures that students borrowing federal loans have the information they need to manage their student loan debt. Under this legislation, students would receive entrance counseling before they take out a loan, and annual counseling until... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls Trump Administration Immigration Policies Disgraceful On One Year Anniversary of the Ending of DACA

Sep 5, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement one year after President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program without a legislative substitute: “It has been one year since President Trump ended DACA and we are no closer to passing any solution for Dreamers. He abandoned nearly 800,000 immigrants, including... Read More

Rep. Peters Reflects on Congressional Delegation Travel

Sep 4, 2018 | Press Release
Last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) returned from travel with a congressional delegation to Guyana, Suriname, Honduras, and Brazil. He reflected on the trip’s main focuses, centering on climate change, immigration, and national defense. Rep. Peters joined Reps. Bob Goodlatte (VA), Steve Cohen (TN), John Rutherford (FL), Mark Sanford (SC), John Curtis (UT), Todd Rokita (IN), Richard... Read More

Rep. Peters Calls on Congress to Investigate the VA’s Failure to Handle Sexual Assault Cases

Aug 29, 2018 | Press Release
This week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues to demand that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) address its failure to appropriately review the cases of veterans who reported Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The letter follows an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that found the Veterans Benefits Administration mishandled nearly half of... Read More

Rep. Peters' Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain

Aug 27, 2018 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined Americans in mourning the death of Senator John McCain: “In his final letter to Americans, John McCain urged Americans to remember that ‘our identities and sense of worth are not circumscribed but enlarged by serving good causes bigger than ourselves.’ Until his last breath, he called us all to pledge allegiance to that... Read More

Rep. Peters: Using Federal Funds to Arm Teachers is Alarming and Reckless

Aug 23, 2018 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement after it was reported that the Department of Education was considering allowing school districts to use federal funds to buy teachers guns: “Arming teachers is alarming and reckless. It is opposed by students, educators, and law enforcement officials. The gun violence epidemic will not be solved by... Read More

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