Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Sep 23, 2014 Press Release
This legislation will reduce the compliance costs and paperwork burden that comes with quarterly tax filings – a burden that is stunting small and new businesses. As I continue to push for comprehensive tax reform that simplifies the tax code and makes our country more competitive, this bill would provide immediate tax reporting relief to the small companies that drive economic growth and job creation.
Sep 19, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) continued his effort to convince Speaker John Boehner that the House of Representatives should not adjourn early for seven weeks of campaigning. Yesterday, Rep. Peters led 42 of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Speaker demanding votes on important, pending legislation.
Sep 19, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced H.R. 5634, “Stop Hiding Congressional Farm Subsidies Act,” legislation which would require public disclosure of crop insurance premium subsidies received by Members of Congress, Cabinet Secretaries, their immediate families, and entities of which they are majority shareholders.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the “Disclosing Aid Spent to Ensure Relief (DISASTER) Act,” legislation to improve transparency on how much federal money is being spent on natural disaster response, and where we are spending it. The bill will make it easier for the public and policymakers to understand the real budgetary impacts of disasters and how to appropriately respond.
Sep 18, 2014 Press Release
“Wildfires are raging across thousands of acres in California right now, amplifying the urgent need for this legislative solution that ensures we can fight fires without stealing from prevention,” Rep. Peters said. “As we face longer, more intense wildfire seasons this fix will only become more necessary. This bill would pass today if given a vote – communities like mine in San Diego shouldn’t suffer because of continued Washington dysfunction.”
Sep 17, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.J.Res. 124, which funds the government through December 11, 2014. Rep. Peters also voted in favor of an amendment to the bill, authored by Rep. Buck McKeon, that authorizes the training and arming of moderate rebel forces in Syria as part of the continuing fight against ISIL.
Sep 17, 2014 Press Release
“Despite progress in reducing the number of homeless veterans on our streets, there is still work to be done and we should not rest until every veteran is being served with the honor and respect they deserve,” Rep. Peters said. “Far too many veterans are falling through the cracks and don’t know where to turn for help, which is why programs like the recently launched Military Transition Support Project, which provides a central portal of key information to veterans, are so important.
Sep 16, 2014 Press Release
“Far too often pregnant workers are denied simple, minor work adjustments – like receiving assistance with certain strenuous tasks or being transferred short-term to a less physically demanding job – that too often results in them being fired or having to take unpaid leave” Rep. Peters said. “This type of discrimination is unacceptable. Many households rely on women’s wages to pay the mortgage, educate their children, and save for retirement.”
Sep 15, 2014 Press Release
Calls for continued reforms in the VA, highlights local Military Transition Support Project
“San Diego is home to more than 200,000 veterans, which is why I am glad the Secretary came to hear from local veterans’ community leaders about the unique ways we are serving servicemembers, veterans, and their families in San Diego,” Rep. Peters said.
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Sep 15, 2014 Press Release
“Everyone agrees that our current system is broken and in dire need of reform,” Rep. Peters said. “This bipartisan proposal would create jobs, reduce the deficit, and benefit San Diego. It has gotten the support of local and national business groups, labor unions, faith leaders, farmers, and the majority of Americans, and it is time for Speaker Boehner to allow a vote. This legislation could become law if it were given a vote on the House floor."
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