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 NoLabels.org 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 NoLabels.org; 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.”
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.
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.”
Aug 7, 2014 Press Release
Bipartisan effort signed into law today by the President
“Now that this bipartisan effort has become law, it’s time to implement the changes as soon as possible. As I’ve said in the past, this isn’t the last piece of the puzzle, but rather the beginning of a concerted effort and constant oversight from Congress and community leaders across the country.”
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement honoring the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965, and continued his calls for action on legislation to fix the provisions undone last year by the Supreme Court
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.
“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.”