Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Press Releases

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release
The “Student Loan Repayment Assistance Act” is just a piece of Rep. Peters’ ongoing work to reduce the burden of student loans on American families. Earlier this year he introduced the bicameral “Federal Student Loan Refinancing Act” with Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). He was also vocal in the successful effort to stop federal student loan interest rates from doubling last summer.
Jul 31, 2014 Press Release
“San Diegans and the American people deserve to see action on important issues, including funding the government past September 30 and avoiding another government shutdown, fighting and preventing wildfires that are burning the western states today, passing comprehensive immigration reform, protecting voting rights nationwide, and ensuring equal pay for equal work.”
Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
"It is a completely political waste of America’s time and money. It diverts attention from important undone business, including funding the government past September 30 and avoiding another government shutdown, fighting and preventing wildfires that are burning the western states today, forging a bipartisan solution to today’s border crisis, passing comprehensive immigration reform, and fixing the broken tax code to make our country more competitive."
Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
Peters’ motion last week credited with forcing bipartisan proposal that passed House today.
Jul 24, 2014 Press Release
Calls out culture of complacency at VA and need to expand in-state tuition to Vets
Last night, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) took to the House floor urging quick action by the House and called out the continuing partisanship, and game-playing, around what should be a bipartisan issue: “San Diegans want to see action and they want it now. They are rightly dumbfounded that Congress continues to play partisan games, instead of passing the Senate's comprehensive solution -and beginning to provide some relief for our nation's heroes.”
Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Peters and his district office staff have helped more than 1,000 constituents garner approximately $750,000 in due Veterans Affairs benefits, $130,000 from the Social Security Administration, and $130,000 from the Internal Revenue Service.
Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) announcement that more Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers would be available for chronically homeless veterans.
Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
"I’m proud to be an ally of the LGBT community and am looking forward to continuing the fight for equal rights nationwide. I can’t wait to see friends, colleagues, and constituents at San Diego Pride this weekend."
Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the “Open Government Technology Work to More Businesses Act,” legislation to simplify, streamline, and digitize the registration process for small businesses to be eligible to contract with the federal government.
Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
On Tuesday, Rep. Peters brought a representative from Solar Turbines to the White House for a meeting about growing exports and creating jobs with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and US Trade Representative Michael Froman. Yesterday, Rep. Peters hosted a bipartisan briefing featuring Dr. Howard and Jean Somers, who have developed a detailed report on how to improve care in the healthcare system at the Department of Veterans Affairs. And today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing about how to spur innovative medical breakthroughs that featured Dr. Craig Venter. Rep. Peters also met today with the new CEO of CONNECT San Diego, Greg McKee, whom he is nominating for the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Department of Commerce.