Mar 26, 2014 Press Release
“If our country is going to remain the go-to place for entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world, we’ve got to make these reforms,” Rep. Peters said. “This is a rare instance where the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, labor groups, faith leaders, farmers, and farm workers all agree on the right way forward. This is also a top priority of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce now that we’re moving forward on the next phase of construction at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Mar 25, 2014 Press Release
Gives Floor Speech, Rallies with Advocates on Supreme Court Steps
“In 2014, the idea that a woman has to fight for access to birth control is astonishing,” Rep. Peters said. “A woman should not have to choose between her job and her health. As a husband of nearly 28 years, and a father of 2, it seems pretty clear to me: women, not bosses, should be in charge of their personal health care decisions.”
Mar 24, 2014 Press Release
“After the devastating typhoon hit the Philippines late last year, San Diegans within our local Filipino community and beyond stepped up to help, sending needed funds to help get the country back on its feet. The rebuilding effort is certainly not complete, and will ultimately require continued assistance from concerned citizens around the world. Congress must continue to work on various proposals, including today’s, to ensure that our constituents’ family and friends living in the Philippines are not forgotten.”
Mar 19, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) toured Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego in Clairemont and met with volunteers working in their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service center. VITA programs offer a free tax-filing resource to Americans with less than $52,000 in annual income.
Mar 14, 2014 Press Release
Calls Out GOP Leaders for Playing Politics with Seniors’ Health
“Our seniors depend on the Medicare they've earned for their health and well-being and we must protect it. I voted for today's bill because we must permanently fix the current Medicare reimbursement formula so it remains a reliable, good-quality option for seniors, physicians, and hospitals,” Rep. Peters said.
Mar 13, 2014 Press Release
The competition is open to all high school students in the district. All entries must be an original in concept, design, and execution. The artwork may be: paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer generated art, and photography. The deadline for artwork submission is Friday, April 25th, by 4:00 PM. Works must be delivered to Congressman Peters’ San Diego District Office at 4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105, San Diego, CA, 92121. High schools in the 52nd District were notified of the competition via a letter from Congressman Peters last month.
Mar 12, 2014 Press Release
Today’s legislation is an idiotic and overtly partisan gimmick. No wonder so many Americans are disillusioned with Congress and our legislative process. With so much important work to do be done – immigration, tax reform, national defense, and economic growth -- Speaker Boehner lets the Tea Party push this nonsense to the floor?
Mar 11, 2014 Press Release
Bill would accelerate hiring of veterans nationwide
“Today’s bipartisan bill is another way to speed up the hiring of veterans in San Diego and across the country,” Rep. Peters said. “In addition to launching the recent Military Transition Support Project and helping hundreds of local veterans attain their rightful benefits, I am proud to support and vote for legislation like this that will get these talented men and women to work.”
Mar 5, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting for H.R. 4118 to delay the tax penalty on individuals who do not buy health insurance as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Mar 4, 2014 Press Release
Today, Pastor Harvey Peters, father of Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), provided the prayer to open the legislative day for the House of Representatives. Rev. Peters is a retired minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and had a distinguished career of nearly forty years. In the Civil Rights Era, he helped lead the movement to desegregate housing in the Detroit suburbs.