Dec 6, 2013 Press Release
Would open competitive-grant program to cities hit by Redevelopment Agency closures
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for H.R. 3518, the ‘Restarting Local Economies Act,’ which would expand opportunities for localities to compete more easily for federal redevelopment grant awards. This would be of particular benefit for cities in California, including San Diego, which were hit especially hard by the closure of redevelopment agency offices across the state.
Dec 5, 2013 Press Release
While I support patent reform that provides more transparency in patent ownership, I want to ensure that the right piece of legislation is put forward – one that deters bad actors but does not unfairly burden universities, start-up companies, and small and large businesses alike. It is my hope that we can bring all interested parties to the table for future reforms to ensure that we maintain our nation’s competitive advantage in innovation and entrepreneurism.
Dec 4, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced there would be a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase for veterans, families, and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits through the VA. Peters is also a cosponsor of two pieces of legislation that support the same action taken by the VA today.
Peters declined his pay during gov’t shutdown, giving it to charities in his District
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) honored his commitment to donating to charity the pay he earned during the government shutdown. Prior to a tour of the Turk Family Center, he presented a check to the Jewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego for their University City Older Adult Center, helping to pay for the meals it serves to area seniors.
Nov 21, 2013 Press Release
Endorsed by BIOCOM, BayBio, Qualcomm, CONNECT, American Telemedicine Association, and CHI-California Healthcare Institute.
“The vast majority of Americans now use some sort of mobile device today; people can now monitor glucose levels, track calories, or be alerted to harmful drug interactions over their phone or tablet,” Congressman Peters said. “San Diego is ahead of the curve in wireless health care discovery so providing incentives for it supports economic growth in my district, and helps bend the cost curve across the country.”
Nov 19, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) led the effort to highlight his resolution, H.Res. 401, designating the third Tuesday in November as "National Entrepreneurs' Day." The resolution highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners and those starting new ventures across the country. The inspiration for the resolution came in response to the passing of San Diego innovator Duane Roth earlier this year. Recently, the City and County of San Diego both passed resolutions honoring Duane and establishing days to honor local entrepreneurs.
Today, Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand coverage of telehealth services to active-duty servicemembers, their dependents, retirees, and veterans. Because of provider shortages at local practices many servicemembers and veterans lack access to a primary care physician, and in rural communities patients often must travel extended distances to see a healthcare provider.
Nov 15, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting for two separate proposals to enable Americans to keep their current health plans. He voted for the Democratic motion offered by Rep. Andrews of New Jersey, which ultimately did not receive majority support. In addition he joined 38 of his Democratic colleagues in supporting the “Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013” [HR 3350], introduced by Rep. Upton of Michigan, which passed the House 261-157.
Nov 14, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and his colleagues from the New Democrat Coalition released a comprehensive set of principles for the America COMPETES Act.
Nov 13, 2013 Press Release
“There’s no time like the present to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The Senate passed its version in June on a wide, bipartisan vote and it’s now time for the House to act."