Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Apr 8, 2014 Press Release
Women in CA-52 Still Earn Only 75 cents for Every Dollar Earned by Men

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement regarding ‘Equal Pay Day,’ the date when women’s wages catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.

Apr 7, 2014 Press Release
“Today’s ruling is the victory for San Diego’s seniors that my colleagues and I had hoped and pushed for,” Peters said. “Our seniors depend on Medicare and have earned it; it provides preventative care that leads to better lives and helps reduce health care costs in the long run.
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Apr 3, 2014 Press Release
Today, the Office of Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), CONNECT, and Business Forward welcomed Andrew Byrnes, Chief of Staff at the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO), to San Diego. Mr. Byrnes attended a roundtable event with local industry leaders to hear about the unique innovation economy growing in the San Diego region.
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Apr 3, 2014 Press Release
The Affordable Care Act, passed before I entered Congress, is a massively ambitious effort to remake healthcare in America. Its implementation will take good-faith cooperation from Republicans and Democrats, and will need to consider more than just politics. For over a year, I’ve heard from businesses across San Diego that the 30-hour week requirement is confusing and creates disincentives to hiring new workers. I share that concern, and supported today’s proposed change. Nearly 80 percent of businesses in San Diego are small businesses. While there is absolutely no chance that today’s bill will become law and provide the relief it promises, it was important for me to stand up for these entrepreneurs who’ve sacrificed in order to invest in their businesses and who together account for 99% of California’s employers and employ 52% of our workers.
Apr 2, 2014 Press Release
This ruling takes us in the wrong direction and will only bring more big money into politics, disenfranchising voters across the country.
Mar 31, 2014 Press Release
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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.

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