Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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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

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

ICYMI: Rep. Peters Demands Trump Administration End Horrific Family Separations at the Border

Jun 15, 2018 | Press Release
Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined his colleagues on the House floor to demand the Trump Administration end its despicable practice of separating children and their parents who come to America seeking asylum. “In our country, family is an institution. It shapes every aspect of our lives. Today, family—that concept—is being torn apart and challenged at our own borders.... Read More

Reps. Bishop, Peters Applaud CMS Smartphone Glucose Monitoring Decision Following Bipartisan Letter

Jun 13, 2018 | Press Release
Today, Congressmen Mike Bishop (MI-8) and Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statements in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement to allow Medicare beneficiaries to use smartphone technology with their continuous glucose monitors (CGM) without jeopardizing their access to Medicare services. Previously CMS could deny coverage for the use of CGM... Read More

Opinion: Veterans Helping Veterans — Why Peer Support Should Be Expanded

Jun 12, 2018 | Op-Eds
“You mean it gets better?” a female veteran asks Olga, a certified peer specialist working at the Department of Veterans Affairs. For the last decade, Olga has served as an integral part of the VA’s peer specialist program in Dallas. After going through the dizzying process herself as an Army veteran, she wondered how other veterans experiencing severe mental health episodes were managing to... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Amendment to Stop Cuts to Funds to Help Homeless Vets Passes As Part of Larger Spending Bill

Jun 8, 2018 | Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Scott Peters‘ (CA-52) amendment to prohibit the Trump Administration from gutting funding for veteran homelessness programs. The amendment was included in a larger package of appropriations bills, which Peters supported, that fund energy research, military construction, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. When signed into law, this... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass Funding for Tijuana River Flood Risk Study in Water Resources Development Act

Jun 7, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which authorizes water-related studies and projects, that includes projects to support San Diego and California’s water infrastructure and policies to support ports, waterways, and environmental protection and restoration: “Our infrastructure is crumbling. The... Read More

ICYMI: Rep. Peters Joins New Democrat Coalition to Unveil Economic Opportunity Agenda

Jun 6, 2018 | Press Release
Last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a member of the House New Democrat Coalition leadership, helped unveil a set of policy priorities to ensure that American workers are prepared for the jobs of the future. Rep. Peters joined the Future of Work Task Force with the Coalition to develop Closing the Skills and Opportunity Gaps, the first in a series of policy plans to close the... Read More

Rep. Peters Helps Pass National Defense Bill that Boosts Spending in San Diego

May 24, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, a bill that authorizes defense-related spending and determines policy. The final bill, which authorizes $717 billion in defense spending, includes a 2.6 percent pay increase for service members (the largest raise in 9... Read More

Rep. Peters’ Bipartisan VA Health Care Transparency and Competition Bill Passes the House

May 22, 2018 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement following the unanimous passage of his bipartisan legislation to increase transparency and promote competition for Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) program in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs health care system: “The House moved quickly to pass this legislation to drive down health care prices for veterans.... Read More