Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Press Releases

Sep 12, 2014 Press Release
“Medicare represents a contract between the government and generations of Americans who’ve worked a lifetime to pay; they have earned it,” Rep. Peters said. “For many of our seniors this program is a lifeline and needs to be strengthened and protected.
Sep 11, 2014 Press Release
‘Path to Eagle Scout’ gives easy checklist to achieving top Boy Scout rank
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced Jacob Chasan as the winner of the inaugural House STEM Academic Competition from the 52nd District for his application entitled ‘Path to Eagle Scout.’ Rep. Peters met with Chasan and his family in the Washington, D.C., office today.
Sep 11, 2014 Press Release
Today, Rep. Peters called for the passage of H.R. 5051, the “Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014,” which would protect women’s access to birth control and their ability to make their own health care decisions.
Sep 10, 2014 Press Release
“ISIS is an international threat that requires a coordinated response from the United States and our allies. ISIS has shown in recent months that they operate outside the realm of human decency, and allowing them to grow in size or number puts Americans and our allies at risk. I agree with the President that this is not the time for sending combat troops abroad and that targeted, tactical attacks in conjunction with a coordinated ground effort from our allies is the correct course of action. I am concerned that any weapons support we provide in Iraq or Syria may end up in enemy hands or be used against the United States in the future, and hope the Administration will provide more information in the coming days.”
Sep 10, 2014 Press Release
“Instead of sending Congress home for 7 weeks of campaigning, Speaker Boehner should allow a vote on my proposals to make it easier and more affordable for students to go to college.”
Sep 9, 2014 Press Release
Hosts policy discussions on groundbreaking Military Transition Support, San Diego’s innovative Telehealth sector, Veterans’ Homelessness, bipartisan group, and Water Sustainability
Rep. Peters hosted several roundtable discussions today: a standing room only briefing on the Military Transition Support Project; San Diego’s innovative telehealth and wireless medicine sector; ending the ongoing problem of homelessness among the veterans’ population; discussing bipartisan problem solving with; and San Diego’s sustainable water future.
Sep 9, 2014 Press Release
“Women deserve equal pay for equal work, period,” Rep. Peters said. “As we continue the work of generations of women to bring a more fair society, pay equity must be the cornerstone of our efforts. I will continue to call on Speaker Boehner to bring this bill to the floor for a vote – women and girls in San Diego and across the country deserve nothing less.”
Sep 3, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and Speaker of the California Assembly Toni G. Atkins hosted a resource workshop and policy seminar for women and working families. The event focused on the challenges women face while finding a work-life balance, working full-time while caring for children or aging parents, or when seeking to re-enter the workforce.
Aug 26, 2014 Press Release
Since arriving in Congress, Rep. Peters has been a constant advocate for servicemembers, veterans, and the families that support them. One of his first pieces of legislation, H.R. 1714 – the Shelter Our Servicemembers (SOS) Act, is aimed at reducing the population of elderly homeless veterans. He also brought together military commanders, non-profit organizations, and veterans’ community leaders to start the Military Transition Support Project (MTSP), which will create a central portal for new veterans to access information on benefits, housing, and employment.
Aug 20, 2014 Press Release
Peters is leading effort in Congress to fund fire prevention AND fire fighting
“Today’s report further demonstrates the urgent need for a solution that funds firefighting without stealing from prevention, a need that is more urgent as wildfire seasons are getting longer,” Rep. Peters said. “With wildfires raging across the west, burning thousands of acres in Northern California right now, it is time for a real solution that ends the foolish cycle of stealing funds from prevention to pay for response.”