Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Oct 22, 2014 Press Release
Local experts give perspectives on how to stop the tragedies from continuing
“Smuggling and trading human beings is an affront to civilized society and it must be stopped,” Rep. Peters said. “It will take a highly coordinated effort between federal, state, and local actors to end this scourge, and supporting non-profit entities to help the victims recover. I’m proud to bring this panel together to discuss how we can stop human trafficking in our community.”
Oct 16, 2014 Press Release
“I am already in contact with area hospitals and health clinics about the protocols they have in place and what more they need from the federal government to detect and combat this deadly virus should it become present locally,” Peters said. He added that raising public awareness of how the virus can and cannot be spread is also important.
Oct 9, 2014 Press Release
Human Rights Campaign Score Highlights Peters Commitment to Equal Rights
“As a longtime advocate for full equality – including marriage equality – I am proud to earn a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign,” Rep. Peters said. “Despite significant progress toward equality in recent years, there is still work to be done. I will continue to support legislation that ends discrimination and improves life for LGBT Americans of every age in every community.”
Oct 1, 2014 Press Release
Score highlights Peters’ support for Equal Pay for Equal Work, Education Access
“I am proud of my record supporting women by promoting educational and economic opportunities, defending their right to make their own healthcare decisions, and ensuring they are legally protected in the tragic situations of domestic violence,” Rep. Peters said. “Pay equity and equal access for women and girls to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education will be critical pieces to growing the economy and keeping our country competitive in coming years.”
Sep 25, 2014 Press Release
“Preventing terrorists from harming American citizens is the most important job for Congress,” stated Rep. Peters. “The bill will stop those who have sided with terrorists from returning to the United States.”
Sep 25, 2014 Press Release
Held at the San Diego County Office of Education, the event featured admissions counselors from the United States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and representatives from various college ROTC programs. After Congressman Peters’ opening remarks, his staff was also on hand to answer specific questions about the Congressional nomination process.
Sep 23, 2014 Press Release
This legislation will reduce the compliance costs and paperwork burden that comes with quarterly tax filings – a burden that is stunting small and new businesses. As I continue to push for comprehensive tax reform that simplifies the tax code and makes our country more competitive, this bill would provide immediate tax reporting relief to the small companies that drive economic growth and job creation.
Sep 19, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) continued his effort to convince Speaker John Boehner that the House of Representatives should not adjourn early for seven weeks of campaigning. Yesterday, Rep. Peters led 42 of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Speaker demanding votes on important, pending legislation.
Sep 19, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced H.R. 5634, “Stop Hiding Congressional Farm Subsidies Act,” legislation which would require public disclosure of crop insurance premium subsidies received by Members of Congress, Cabinet Secretaries, their immediate families, and entities of which they are majority shareholders.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the “Disclosing Aid Spent to Ensure Relief (DISASTER) Act,” legislation to improve transparency on how much federal money is being spent on natural disaster response, and where we are spending it. The bill will make it easier for the public and policymakers to understand the real budgetary impacts of disasters and how to appropriately respond.

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