Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Dec 20, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) joined with local hunger and food-security advocates to highlight the effects of cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The press conference, in coordination with the Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO) and the First Lutheran Church, was held before volunteers participated in the twice-weekly community food service.
Dec 20, 2013 Press Release
“Last week’s budget was not perfect, legislation rarely is, but it was a good step in the right direction because it reduces the chance of a government shutdown, relaxes the sequester cuts for the next two years, and provides the stability and predictability that our military and federal agencies desperately need. I have a proven record of working to fix imperfect legislation, and this budget agreement is no exception."
Dec 17, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) was joined by Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53), and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Committee urging that the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry Renovation and Expansion Project be funded at the President’s FY 2014 Budget level. This money would allow Phase II and Phase III of the project to begin moving forward.
Dec 13, 2013 Press Release
Late yesterday, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced H.R. 3757, legislation which would make the tax credit for research and development (R&D) permanent. The R&D tax credit is set to expire on December 31st, barring Congressional action.
Dec 12, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement supporting H.Res. 441, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill authorizes funding levels for the Department of Defense for 2014.
Dec 12, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.J.Res. 59, the bipartisan budget agreement that outlines federal government expenditures for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years
Dec 10, 2013 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting for H.R. 3521, which extends the ability of the Veterans Administration (VA) to lease medical facility spaces, including two outpatient clinics in San Diego.
Dec 10, 2013 Press Release
Tonight, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the bipartisan budget agreement reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01) and Senator Patty Murray (WA) late this evening
Dec 6, 2013 Press Release
Would open competitive-grant program to cities hit by Redevelopment Agency closures
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced his support for H.R. 3518, the ‘Restarting Local Economies Act,’ which would expand opportunities for localities to compete more easily for federal redevelopment grant awards. This would be of particular benefit for cities in California, including San Diego, which were hit especially hard by the closure of redevelopment agency offices across the state.
Dec 5, 2013 Press Release
While I support patent reform that provides more transparency in patent ownership, I want to ensure that the right piece of legislation is put forward – one that deters bad actors but does not unfairly burden universities, start-up companies, and small and large businesses alike. It is my hope that we can bring all interested parties to the table for future reforms to ensure that we maintain our nation’s competitive advantage in innovation and entrepreneurism.