Apr 30, 2014 Press Release
Bill also funds local projects to improve Navy operations
"This bill makes significant progress toward bringing the VA medical system into the 21st century, will help bring down the heartbreaking number of suicides among our vets, and funds needed upgrades at San Diego military facilities."
Department of Defense Energy Security Act 'A Silver Buckshot' Approach to Reduce Military Energy Use, Invest in Advanced Combat Technologies
U.S. Senator Mark Udall and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced today the updated, bicameral Department of Defense Energy Security Act of 2014 (DODESA), which will help the U.S. Department of Defense reduce energy use, boost combat effectiveness and speed up the development of advanced military technologies.
Apr 28, 2014 Press Release
Bill modernizes government data and USAspending.gov
We all want a government that is open and transparent about how taxpayer funds are spent. It’s time to get our data reporting into the 21st century and make sure it’s uniform across the federal government.
Apr 22, 2014 Press Release
Legislation would fund nationwide infrastructure with no burden on taxpayers
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) welcomed Rep. John Delaney (MD-06) to San Diego for a roundtable event that discussed Delaney’s signature legislation, H.R. 2084 – the “Partnership to Build America Act,” and their joint efforts promoting a national infrastructure strategy and comprehensive tax reform.
Apr 10, 2014 Press Release
“As I said last Spring when Congress considered proposals for last year’s budget, we owe it to our constituents to sit down together, as a bipartisan group, to craft a budget that cuts wasteful spending, tackles our long-term debt, preserves a safety net for the most vulnerable, reforms the tax code to enhance our global competitiveness abroad and job creation at home, supports a strong military, and makes the necessary investments in infrastructure, education, and basic scientific research that will support our country and our children into the future.
Apr 8, 2014 Press Release
Women in CA-52 Still Earn Only 75 cents for Every Dollar Earned by Men
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding ‘Equal Pay Day,’ the date when women’s wages catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.
Apr 7, 2014 Press Release
“Today’s ruling is the victory for San Diego’s seniors that my colleagues and I had hoped and pushed for,” Peters said. “Our seniors depend on Medicare and have earned it; it provides preventative care that leads to better lives and helps reduce health care costs in the long run.
Apr 3, 2014 Press Release
Today, the Office of Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), CONNECT, and Business Forward welcomed Andrew Byrnes, Chief of Staff at the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO), to San Diego. Mr. Byrnes attended a roundtable event with local industry leaders to hear about the unique innovation economy growing in the San Diego region.
Apr 3, 2014 Press Release
The Affordable Care Act, passed before I entered Congress, is a massively ambitious effort to remake healthcare in America. Its implementation will take good-faith cooperation from Republicans and Democrats, and will need to consider more than just politics. For over a year, I’ve heard from businesses across San Diego that the 30-hour week requirement is confusing and creates disincentives to hiring new workers. I share that concern, and supported today’s proposed change. Nearly 80 percent of businesses in San Diego are small businesses. While there is absolutely no chance that today’s bill will become law and provide the relief it promises, it was important for me to stand up for these entrepreneurs who’ve sacrificed in order to invest in their businesses and who together account for 99% of California’s employers and employ 52% of our workers.
Apr 2, 2014 Press Release
This ruling takes us in the wrong direction and will only bring more big money into politics, disenfranchising voters across the country.