Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Jul 17, 2015 Press Release
"While there is work to be done, particularly around expanding non-discrimination protections that we enjoy in California to the rest of the country and in supporting the transgender community, we should take time to reflect on the hard-fought victories of recent months and years."
Jul 17, 2015 Press Release
“Millions of Americans are struggling to reduce their debt burden, and in doing so are delaying major purchases, including buying a car or a home, that would help spur our economy both in San Diego and across the country,” Rep. Peters said. “This bill will make it easier for those who are working hard to pay off personal loans – students with college loan burdens, families with a health emergency, and more – to avoid being unfairly taxed for trying to do the right thing.”
Jul 16, 2015 Press Release
“Two of the deadliest wildfires in California history, the Witch and Cedar fires, occurred in San Diego and killed 17 people; this is also a matter of life and death,” Congressman Peters continued. “The images of depleted reservoirs, lakes, and streams drying up abound, and millions of dead trees litter our forests. As the New York Times reported just yesterday, ‘For those who know fire, fuel is all they see.’”
Jul 15, 2015 Press Release
“When we passed the last short-term patch – just two months ago – we were told that the time would be used to develop a robust, long-term, and sustainable plan for funding the investments necessary to move us beyond simply maintaining the crumbling, mediocre system we currently have. Instead of taking this task on, Congress is letting the American people down by punting this along with no real plan for action. Congress’s failure to act is hindering economic and job growth, and harming states and localities who are counting on the consistency of a multi-year infrastructure strategy.
Jul 14, 2015 Press Release
Today, H.R. 1047, the “Housing Assistance Efficiency Act,” introduced by Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) passed the United States House of Representatives.
Jul 10, 2015 Press Release
The legislation includes almost $1.2 billion in emergency funds for reclamation projects, increased water infrastructure support, water reuse and recycling efforts, assistance for farm communities, and contaminated groundwater cleanup.
Jul 10, 2015 Press Release
This bipartisan effort will help keep our country’s scientific research competitive and will lead to research and innovation that will save lives.
Jun 30, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) joined forces to introduce H.R. 2909, the “Protecting Firefighters and Promoting Innovation Act.” This bipartisan legislation will leverage innovative technologies for California firefighters, reducing risks for first responders and improving the effectiveness of wildfire fighting strategies.
Jun 26, 2015 Press Release
“Today is a great day for our country. Finally, in every state in America, ALL loving couples will be able to marry. On this historic day the Supreme Court has declared with finality that love is love. As a long-time supporter of marriage equality, I am ecstatic that LGBT Americans, including my friends, colleagues, and staff, will be able to share in the bond of marriage.”
Jun 25, 2015 Press Release
Making health care more affordable and accessible for women and working families leads to a healthier nation, and allows more people to access preventative care which will lead to lower costs in the long-term.