Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Jul 30, 2014 Press Release
Peters’ motion last week credited with forcing bipartisan proposal that passed House today.
Jul 24, 2014 Press Release
Calls out culture of complacency at VA and need to expand in-state tuition to Vets
Last night, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) took to the House floor urging quick action by the House and called out the continuing partisanship, and game-playing, around what should be a bipartisan issue: “San Diegans want to see action and they want it now. They are rightly dumbfounded that Congress continues to play partisan games, instead of passing the Senate's comprehensive solution -and beginning to provide some relief for our nation's heroes.”
Jul 21, 2014 Press Release
Rep. Peters and his district office staff have helped more than 1,000 constituents garner approximately $750,000 in due Veterans Affairs benefits, $130,000 from the Social Security Administration, and $130,000 from the Internal Revenue Service.
Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) announcement that more Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers would be available for chronically homeless veterans.
Jul 18, 2014 Press Release
"I’m proud to be an ally of the LGBT community and am looking forward to continuing the fight for equal rights nationwide. I can’t wait to see friends, colleagues, and constituents at San Diego Pride this weekend."
Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced the “Open Government Technology Work to More Businesses Act,” legislation to simplify, streamline, and digitize the registration process for small businesses to be eligible to contract with the federal government.
Jul 17, 2014 Press Release
On Tuesday, Rep. Peters brought a representative from Solar Turbines to the White House for a meeting about growing exports and creating jobs with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and US Trade Representative Michael Froman. Yesterday, Rep. Peters hosted a bipartisan briefing featuring Dr. Howard and Jean Somers, who have developed a detailed report on how to improve care in the healthcare system at the Department of Veterans Affairs. And today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing about how to spur innovative medical breakthroughs that featured Dr. Craig Venter. Rep. Peters also met today with the new CEO of CONNECT San Diego, Greg McKee, whom he is nominating for the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Jul 16, 2014 Press Release
“Congress needs to end the partisanship, and work together to find solutions that help our local and national economy thrive,” Rep. Peters said. “San Diego is a hub for innovation, scientific research, our military, and tourism, which will continue to drive our local economy and job growth. Given our leadership in these industries, our region is primed for success. I’m looking forward to hearing from my constituents about how we can support these economic engines.”
Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
“Expanding access to the internet for every American must be a priority for Congress. Keeping government out of the way by permanently prohibiting taxation of internet access protects this vital tool for people across the country. The internet is the portal to learning, business, and information in both urban and rural communities, and it must be kept open for all.”
Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) filed a petition demanding a vote on H.R. 3992, the “Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014,” and held a press conference with House Democratic colleagues to highlight the need for funding to fight wildfires, and to call on Speaker of the House John Boehner to schedule a vote on the bill.