Nov 19, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) led the effort to highlight his resolution, H.Res. 401, designating the third Tuesday in November as "National Entrepreneurs' Day." The resolution highlights the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners and those starting new ventures across the country. The inspiration for the resolution came in response to the passing of San Diego innovator Duane Roth earlier this year. Recently, the City and County of San Diego both passed resolutions honoring Duane and establishing days to honor local entrepreneurs.
Today, Congressmen Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand coverage of telehealth services to active-duty servicemembers, their dependents, retirees, and veterans. Because of provider shortages at local practices many servicemembers and veterans lack access to a primary care physician, and in rural communities patients often must travel extended distances to see a healthcare provider.
Nov 15, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting for two separate proposals to enable Americans to keep their current health plans. He voted for the Democratic motion offered by Rep. Andrews of New Jersey, which ultimately did not receive majority support. In addition he joined 38 of his Democratic colleagues in supporting the “Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013” [HR 3350], introduced by Rep. Upton of Michigan, which passed the House 261-157.
Nov 14, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and his colleagues from the New Democrat Coalition released a comprehensive set of principles for the America COMPETES Act.
Nov 13, 2013 Press Release
“There’s no time like the present to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The Senate passed its version in June on a wide, bipartisan vote and it’s now time for the House to act."
Nov 13, 2013 Press Release
“Shipworkers and veterans should not face a delay in getting the help they are entitled to. This legislation would have unduly hurt those suffering from mesothelioma, and other asbestos related illnesses, 30% of whom are veterans. Further, I supported a measure that would have added anti-fraud protections while maintaining ease of access for those with legitimate claims.”
Nov 11, 2013 Press Release
"Today we honor the sacrifice of the men and women who have served this country protecting and preserving our rights and freedoms"
Nov 7, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) continued his commitment to honoring and supporting veterans in San Diego during several events as part of the lead into Veterans’ Day weekend.
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) hosted a press conference at EvoNexus, an incubator for startup companies located in Downtown San Diego, where he joined with representatives from the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, and Jerry Sanders from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce who thanked the congressman for his efforts to honor the late Duane Roth and highlight innovation. Also among those present in announcing the creation of a National Entrepreneurs’ Day were Nathan Fletcher from Qualcomm, and Ted Roth, Duane’s brother. The conference honored the late Duane Roth’s contributions to San Diego’s burgeoning innovation economy.
Nov 4, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in support of President Obama’s executive order that in part establishes a task force to address community storm resiliency strategy. Task Force members are representatives from state and local governments, and tribal leaders, and include California Governor Jerry Brown.