Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
“Passing this bill will benefit San Diego’s economy and serve our national security interests,” Rep. Peters said. “This will improve our military’s readiness efforts and protect our promises to servicemembers and their families. I am glad that the House and Senate Armed Services Committees came together for a constructive discussion to form this agreement, ensuring that we pass our 53rd straight military budget.”
Dec 4, 2014 Press Release
The Veterans Choice Program will allow qualifying veterans to see providers outside the VA healthcare system to ensure they receive high-quality, timely health care. “As the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to implement the much needed reforms that Congress passed, this program will allow veterans to more efficiently receive the care they deserve,” said Rep. Peters. “Now we must get the information out there, so that our veterans are aware that these programs are available.”
Dec 2, 2014 Press Release
Today, the Housing Assistance Efficiency Act, introduced last summer by U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), passed the House of Representatives unopposed. It comes as the City of San Diego seeks to find a permanent home for its temporary homeless shelter, and as the colder winter season places homeless populations across the country in an increasingly vulnerable position.
Nov 20, 2014 Press Release
This evening, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement of executive actions on our immigration system:
Nov 19, 2014 Press Release
“This project has been a long time coming, and I am proud to have been involved in past years on the City Council to push it toward completion. I want to congratulate Council President Gloria and Mayor Faulconer for their work to move this toward the finish line.”
Nov 18, 2014 Press Release
“At the heart of America is the idea that you can start your own business and build it to success,” Rep. Scott Peters said. “Congress must send the message that we are focused on fostering economic growth and National Entrepreneurs’ Day should be just the beginning."
Nov 13, 2014 Press Release
Now is the time for Congress to act by making necessary investments in renewable energy, by allowing the Department of Defense to diversify their fuel portfolio, by focusing on resiliency efforts to protect communities from extreme weather, and passing legislation to fight superpollutants like methane and black carbon.
Nov 10, 2014 Press Release
“Veterans’ Day is a time to honor and commemorate the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, and their families, who have fought and died for our rights and freedoms. San Diego is a proud military community that embraces its heritage and role in our nation’s security. But we cannot allow servicemembers to fall through the cracks once they transition back to civilian life. We have a sacred responsibility to serve and care for them as they did for our country.
Oct 31, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters released the following statement on the ruling by a Mexican Judge to immediately release Andrew Tahmooressi
Biocom President Joe Panetta and local business leaders, including former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, gathered at Arena Pharmaceuticals in Sorrento Valley to announce that U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) will be named Biocom’s 2014 ‘Elected Official of the Year.' Rep. Peters is receiving the award for his advocacy for federal scientific research and commitment in Congress to promoting San Diego’s world-renowned biotechnology industry.