Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Oct 28, 2015 Press Release
"I have fought to end the misguided, arbitrary, across-the-board cuts known as sequester, particularly given the harm they have on our military readiness and the ability of national security leaders to effectively plan for the future. I supported today’s deal because it gives necessary sequester relief to both the military and numerous domestic programs that have struggled to provide needed services to working families in San Diego."
Oct 27, 2015 Press Release
“The Ex-Im Bank is one of the best ways to grow the economy, create jobs here in the United States, and ship products to markets across the world with a ‘Made-in-America’ sticker attached,” Rep. Peters said. “Since 2007, 43 companies in San Diego, including 25 small businesses, have exported $3 billion worth of goods with the help of the Ex-Im Bank.”
Oct 27, 2015 Press Release
“In San Diego our life-sciences sector is a hub for high-quality job creation, helping to grow the region’s economy and drawing talented individuals from across the country and the world to our communities. Washington, D.C., is not the kind of atmosphere that generates tomorrow’s solutions, and it is my hope that we can use this caucus to bring experts from across the country to D.C. as we work to make informed public policy decisions.”
Oct 21, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Peters introduced his two-part legislative package that will end the consistent fiscal brinksmanship that has jeopardized our continued economic growth. The first bill, H.R. 3774, the “Protect America’s Credit Act,” would prevent the unnecessary uncertainty that Congress causes the economy by threatening not to pay America’s bills. The second, H.R. 3775, the “Pay Down the Debt Act,” would reduce the national debt by requiring legislators, regardless of political party or rank, to cut the debt if it is rising as a share of the economy.
Oct 19, 2015 Press Release
“Since coming to Congress in 2013 we’ve been fighting for San Diego to get its fair share of federal funding to help the homeless,” Peters said. “The announcement from Secretary Castro that HUD is opening the public comment period on this outdated funding formula gives us the chance to make our case. This is what we’ve been asking for and it’s a huge first step. We are very grateful to the Secretary for being responsive to our request and for his visit.”
Oct 14, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Congressman Scott Peters today toured fire damaged areas in San Diego, received a briefing on current fire conditions and continued their calls to reform the way the federal government funds wildfire suppression efforts. The two also highlighted the growing threat of catastrophic wildfires in drought-stricken areas of the West.
Oct 13, 2015 Press Release
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Congressman Scott Peters today toured fire damaged areas in San Diego, received a briefing on current fire conditions and continued their calls to reform the way the federal government funds wildfire suppression efforts. The two also highlighted the growing threat of catastrophic wildfires in drought-stricken areas of the West.
Oct 9, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters introduced the Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act, which directs the Secretary of Education to automatically lower all federal student loans to 4 percent – near the current 30-year mortgage rate. “Affordable higher education for lower and middle class families has been central to the American story, including my own,” Rep. Peters said. “I would not have been able to attend college without student loans and work-study programs."
Oct 6, 2015 Press Release
“Helping children thrive is the focus of today’s legislation. Single parents rely on child support to pay rent, for after-school care, and to put food on the table. We should not give bad actors the time and opportunity to sidestep the system,” Peters said.
Oct 1, 2015 Press Release
"Providing for the national defense and our servicemembers cannot be a partisan battle. San Diego will benefit from this military budget, particularly in our innovative and cybersecurity technology sectors and with $52 million specifically for new projects supporting special warfare units in Coronado. And this bill supports many of the biofuel research and fuel supply diversity programs I have been advocating for and that military commanders want.”

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