“I was encouraged to hear President Obama engaging on issues of importance to San Diego and the country, and calling for bipartisanship on economic growth. Despite the recent good economic news, there are still too many families who are working harder than ever yet are still unable to get ahead. Fair wages and tax breaks for working families are a good first step, but the real answer lies in providing greater opportunities for prosperity for all." For the speech, Congressman Peters joined with his colleague from Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to bring Dr. Howard and Jean Somers to raise awareness on the tragic problem of veteran suicide.
Today, on the heels of his vote for the “Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act ,” U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that he is joining with Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) to bring Howard and Jean Somers to next week’s State of the Union address to raise awareness on the tragic problem of veteran suicide.
“Instead of proceeding with a straightforward, bipartisan bill that ensures our border is secured and our immigration laws are enforced, Republicans added strictly partisan amendments that amount to blanket deportations that will force families back into the shadows. We should pass a DHS funding bill that is free from these ideological riders and then work toward bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform similar to what passed the Senate in 2013 with 68 votes."
Jan 13, 2015 Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined San Diego business leaders at a summit on International Trade hosted by the White House Business Council and Business Forward. The forum focused on opportunities for American companies to expand their exports and for the administration to hear perspectives from successful businesses across the country.
Jan 13, 2015 Press Release
"Democrats need to have a real plan that creates economic opportunities for the millions of hardworking middle class men and women who are playing by the rules, and working harder than ever, but continue to feel like they can’t get ahead. And we need a plan for our young people entering the workforce unsure about their futures, worried about being able to afford college and whether there will be a job for them when they graduate. If we don’t figure out how to successfully share this message we will lose touch with the core of the Democratic Party and the desires of everyday Americans."
Jan 8, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to call for repeal of the Medical Device Tax, an excise tax included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which unfairly penalizes innovative job-creators. The San Diego region’s medical device industry comprises 240 companies and employs more than 11,000 workers.
Jan 7, 2015 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass H.R. 22, the ‘Hire More Heroes Act,’ in the House of Representatives. The bill exempts veterans, reservists, and others who receive healthcare benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or TRICARE from being counted toward the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act.
Jan 6, 2015 Press Release
“Americans are exasperated by the lack of progress and productivity from Congress, and rightly so,” said Rep. Peters after being sworn in to his second term. “Today, I issue this list of New Year’s Resolutions for the 114th Congress as a call to action, and a reminder to us all that we’ve been granted a great and serious honor by the American people. We owe them more policy and less politics, and our steadfast commitment to giving them a Congress they can be proud of, and the representation they deserve.”
Dec 18, 2014 Press Release
President Obama signed Congressman Scott Peters’ (CA-52) legislation to rename the Federal Courthouse and Judicial Center in Downtown San Diego into law. H.R. 1378 designates the Courthouse at 333 W. Broadway as the “James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep United States Courthouse” and the surrounding center as the “John Rhoades Federal Judicial Center.”
Dec 11, 2014 Press Release
This evening, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted in favor of bipartisan legislation that prevents a federal government shutdown and funds San Diego’s border infrastructure, gives our troops a pay raise, brings in personnel to cut down on the backlog of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides money to fight wildfires, and supports NIH and algae research being done in our region.